Countdown to Culture Days: Steelpan

Steelpan with Suzette at Sanderson Library from 1:30pm – 2:30pm and 3:30pm – 4:30pm on Saturday, September 29, 2012

Steelpan Demo

The Steelpan, the only pitched percussive instrument invented in the 20th century, was created in the twin republic islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It has journeyed throughout the decades to evolve into an accepted and celebrated instrument.

Join Suzette Vidale as she speaks about the instrument’s origins, evolution and current innovations. Have fun while learning the proper technique of holding the sticks, stance and playing a steelpan. Expect to learn a simple song, no musical knowledge required.

In collaboration with Culture Days and the Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto Public Library hosts Toronto-based artists and arts organizations in a celebration of arts and culture at library branches throughout the city of Toronto. Culture Days @ The Library takes place September 28-20, 2012. Check out this year’s lineup and make a personalized schedule at


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