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September 7, 2018

Last week the world lost a great creator and the steel band lost arguably its most influential and powerful force. Ellie Mannette died Wednesday August 29 in Morgantown WV where he had lived for the past 27 years. It’s taken me a few days since his death to even begin to find words to write…

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November 5, 2013

To the man whose life has been dedicated to the creation and development of the steel pan – an instrument that however familiar to those who play, fabricate, and tune it is somehow full of mystery and power, with secrets yet to be revealed – I wish you a happy birthday. Much has been written…

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