“This instrument has given me a profound voice that’s enabled me to express myself musically, like no other instrument. And, I feel the sacrifice and the dedication of the founders of this artfonn in every note that I play. As a kid growing up, I loved to play the piano and I loved to play the drums. And, I loved bringing that melody and rhythm together. For me, the steelpan instrument has allowed me to do that like I could never have imagined. I’m thankful that I have this instrument and this artform in my life, and I couldn’t image what my life would be like without it”

Dr. Eugene Novotney, Professor, Humboldt State University, USA