NYC Premiere of Panomundo Part 1


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] The New York City Premiere of Panomundo Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 2:00pm at ARTs East New York in Brooklyn. Following the 42-minute documentary, there will be a Q&A session with filmmaker Charysse Tia Harper. This event is in partnership with a Take Stock Inc. initiative called “Evolution of Steelpan” (EOS). See more information below, and check out the 2-minute trailer. This event is free and open to the public.


“This is a very exciting time for us,” explains Harper, one-half of the filmmaking team. “We filmed the majority of the US portion of [Panomundo] Part 2 [Pan Worldwide] in Brooklyn and it is our pleasure to introduce the documentary to the community.”

Harper, along with British filmmaker Keith Musaman Morton, have spent four years making Panomundo: a feature-length documentary told in two parts about the history of the steelpan and its global influence. Part 1 focuses on the inception of the steelband in Trinidad & Tobago until its international recognition and Part 2 looks at the instrument’s influence in six countries: Canada, Japan, Nigeria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.  This section is currently in post-production with an anticipated release later this year.

Part 1 premiered in August 2015 at the British Film Institute’s We Love Carnival Screenings in London. From there, it was shown around the United Kingdom until having its US premiere at Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in Ithaca, NY, in April 2016 and again screening at Virginia International PANFest in May. [. . .]

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