Re-Percussions: Our African Odyssey

Maturity Productions

Re-Percussions: PAN! Our African Odyssey is the story of the steelpan, which evolved from the drum, which African slaves brought, and is today a completely different orchestral instrument. It was taken by Trinidadians to the Festival of Black Arts in 1977, held in Lagos, Nigeria, when it enthralled a young boy, Bowie Sonie Bowei. He never forgot and 25 years later Bowie has dedicated his lift to propagating the steelpan in Nigeria. But it’s not so easy: first he has to learn the difficult craft of making the instrument, and then¬†penetrate the indifference of the society. The solution he opts for is to target the children, but can he succeed?


Re-Percussions: PAN! Our African Odyssey winner РBest Trinidad and Tobago Feature Film Documentary at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2015 (TTFF/15)

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With the financial contribution of the European Union and the assistance of the ACP Group of States