PAN! Our Music Odyssey

Photo: PAN! Our Music Odyssey © Rafaela "Rafy" Winterfeld
  • event type:WOMEX 14 Film Screening
  • date:25 Oct 2014
  • time:11:00
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Directed by Jerome Guiot

Producer Jean Michel Gibert, Maturity Music Limited (Trinidad and Tobago), Barthélémy Fougea Winds (France) | Thierry Teston (France) | Author Kim Johnson eshu mediaworks (Trinidad and Tobago) | Production Year 2014 | Recorded Trinidad and Tobago | Musical Style World music | Dance Style Ethnic dance | Composer Ray Holman (Trinidad and Tobago) | Source video/audio HD / Dolby surround 5.1 | Duration 90'

During and shortly after World War II, when the developed nations savaged one another, underpriviledged urban gangs in the British West Indian colony of Trinidad & Tobago stole all types of metal containers to create a new musical instrument. The Pan was born! Today Trinidad & Tobago remains the Mecca of pan, where philharmonic orchestras of over 100 musicians, many of whom come from countries all over the world, compete in the greatest Pan event: the annual Panaroma Competition. The film is the story of those men and women who put all their efforts into their art, whose passion has brought them to world championship. Their struggle for victory is an extraordinary human adventure. (Photo: PAN! Our Music Odyssey by Rafaela "Rafy" Winterfeld)