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The Early Beginnings of the Steelpan
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Norman Darway Speaks on Steelpan Pioneers

The Early Beginnings of the Steelpan

The Untold Story

Staff Article
Interview Recorded: February 23, 2005
Posted: March 01, 2005

Norman Darway is one of the most informed elders on the origin and history of the Steelband/Pan. Apart from his own personal experiences during the embryonic stages of its development, Norman Darway still continues to spend much of his time researching and contributing copious amounts of information about the birth and evolution of the steelband/pan.

Many people continue to visit Mr. Darway for advice and information. It was truly an honour and a privilege to sit with him on the veranda of his home in St. James as he shared history.

The following was documented from a recording.
This is how Mr. Darway tells the story: