Director: John Barry
Documentary short / 42 minutes
Playing classical music on the steelpan showed Trinidad society that a percussion instrument invented in the poorer areas of Port of Spain could reach the heights of a symphony orchestra. The film looks at the importance of classical music in the development of the steelband and its acceptance worldwide as a legitimate instrument.
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Trinidad and Tobago’s John Barry holds a BA in Mass Media Studies from the University of the District of Columbia and an MA in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. He has a wealth of experience in video-making as a writer, producer and director. Among his credits is his first documentary, Dance de Calypso.
Sat 24 Sept 12.00pm*, MovieTowne
Fri 30 Sept 12.00pm, The Little Carib Theatre