Steelband Performs in Usdan (with video)
Wesleyan’s Music Department held a Student Steelband Concert Dec. 9 in Usdan University Center. Eric Charry, associate professor of music, directs the Trinidadian steelband and class.
In center, Anthony Edwards ’11, plays the double tenor pan for “Tobago Jam.” Pictured in the back, left, is Job Ogutu ’12 on a set of cello pans.
Heather King ’11 plays the double tenor pan.
Sarah Politz, graduate student in ethnomusicology and teaching assistant for the course, directs a “This Feelin’ Nice.”
The steeldrum is played with wood or aluminum mallets wrapped with rubber, which allows the instrument to resonate. (Photos by Olivia Drake)