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Saturday, March 2, 11:30 AM
Story Time: Patricia Lakin presents Steel Drums
Greenlight is thrilled to welcome back Patricia Lakin for Story Time to present her new book Steel Drums, which takes us behind the scenes to learn how craftsman Glenn Rowsey makes one-of-a-kind steel drums by hand! Tap-happy Glenn was inspired and taught by the Father of the Modern Steel Drum, Ellie Mannette. This book gives a step-by-step glimpse at Glenn’s creative process for making and tuning pans—from start to finish—with love and care. It also features a timeline and history detailing how the passion of generations of determined people from Trinidad gave birth to this percussion instrument. Join us for a reading, mariachi-making activity, and interactive music-making with steel drums and other simple instruments – just in time for Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago on March 4 and 5!