Panomundo is a documentary that looks at the history of the steelpan (or steel drum) and its global influence. "Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan" (42 minutes) highlights the development of this instrument on the island of Trinidad & Tobago. It spans from the introduction of slavery on the island in the late 1700s to when the steelpan received international recognition at the Festival of Britain in 1951.
This documentary was shot around the globe (Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, Greece, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States) over the course of 4 years.
A film by Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper. Executive Producer - Danny Derakhshan