Pan is the newest family of acoustic music instruments on planet earth invented and developed in the 1940s by West Indian youth on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Pan is a bright light in our world – a new sound and energy and new medium to connect us and harmonize us.
I'd like to express my gratitude to the Trini pan pioneers. Ellie, Tony, Jules, Bertie et al. – you created this artform out of your imagination with the willpower to overcome the skepticism and harassment of a society that now acknowledges you as heroes and creators. I’m proud to play a part in the pan movement as it surges forward in the twenty-first century.
– Jeff Narell