We Going Pan by Logging Tape Media | Trinidad 2023

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Steelband music was rekindled by the recently finished Pan in the 21st Century and Pan Down Memory Lane contests. For all fans of steelpan/steelband music, we wanted to offer something relevant to the steelpan movement. Well, "We Going Pan" is a real jackpot. The tale of so many of us can be seen in this brief documentary by Logging Tape Media. I suppose that those of us who experienced Panorama at Queens Park Savannah are extremely fortunate. With this documentary, the production team hit all the right notes. We had to offer it here for all Steelpan fans to enjoy because we appreciate it. 

Logging Tape Media:
The experience of steelpan music is something that can be difficult to put into words, but when Attillah Springer was interviewed as part of "Pan Is..." a short-format documentary for the National Gas Company (NGC) which explores the genesis and evolution of Trinidad and Tobago’s national instrument, she managed to tap into it. 

The feelings stirred by Attillah’s lively retelling of her adventures at Panorama, the instrument’s most illustrious music competition, seemed to naturally lend themselves to a short film format. The timing was perfect: after two years of COVID-19 restrictions, Carnival 2023 would be the first in-person festival. Director Walt Lovelace, producer Janine Mendes-Franco, and photographer Jason C. Audain understood that while the experience of “going pan” is communal, it is at the same time, individual. Perhaps you will find some of the beauty of your own pan experience in it.

Check out the full project page for "WE GOING PAN": https://www.loggingtape.com/we-going-pan

Music:
Excerpt from "Coming Home" (Tina Turner) performed by Steel-Band de la Trinidad — CD ARION “Le Steel-Band de la Trinidad-Magie Cara├»be”, ARN44051, ℗Arion 1972, courtesy of Arion Music, Paris, France (www.arion-music.com)

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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Director/Camera/Editor: Walt Lovelace 
Producer/Interviewer: Janine Mendes-Franco 
Camera Assistant: Joshua Mofford
Aerial Photographer: Jason C. Audain
Talent: Khafra Rudder  
Interview Excerpt: Attillah Springer 
Sound Engineer:  Jelani Serrette
Opening Title: Nicholas Huggins 
Caterer: Sherry Ann Romano
Genre: Steelband 

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