Department of Culture supports the sweet sound of pan for the second year running

(SKNIS) — For the second year in a row, the Department Of Culture will be hosting “Pan In Splendour,” giving residents a chance to learn the art of playing the steel pan in.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Stanley Knight said “the focus is introducing pan to a broader cross-section of the society to enhance the skills of the art-form, to positively occupy our young people, to promote good discipline again amongst our youth, preserving our musical culture and heritage, while providing a path to entrepreneurship and helping to build our tourism.”

The steel pan workshop sessions will take place from Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 29, 2016 at the FLOW grounds, Needsmust. He said that last year’s camp consisted of 111 participants. Forty-eight were primary school students, 37 were high school students and 26 were adults.