UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Voices from Trinidad: An Evening with Writer Earl Lovelace and Steel Pan Musician Ray Holman, 1998-12-08 PDF
- Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Voices from Trinidad: An Evening with Writer Earl Lovelace and Steel Pan Musician Ray Holman
- 1 videotapes : OT - 1 vct (Hi-8 (NTSC), stereo, color); Duration: 1:13:00
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- Concert encompassing steel drum music, played by Ray Holman and ensemble, and readings by Earl Lovelace, recorded at the University of Washington, Brechemin Auditorium, December 8, 1998.
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Ray Holman was born on the island of Trinidad in 1944. He began playing pan as a young boy with the Invaders Steel Drum Orchestra. After a few years, he started arranging for the band, and went on to arrange for groups such as Starlift, Pandemonium, Exodus, Antillian All Stars, Carib Tokyo, and Phase II Pan Groove. As a teenager attending Queens Royal College, he was involved with the first attempts to use pan in a jazz setting. His original compositions have been released regularly for the Trinidad Carnival season. Holman is one of the most respected arrangers of steel band music in the world, and in 1998-99 he was a visiting artist in the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington, School of Music
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Recorded by Laurel Sercombe with Sony CCD-TR 910 Hi-8 camcorder with built-in microphone.
Performers: Earl Lovelace/reader; Ray Holman/pan; Shannon Dudley/pan; Eiko Nagahama/pan; Bill Nordwell/pan; Rob Carroll/guitar; Michael Glynn/bass guitar; Greg Campbell/traps; Carla Becker/shaker.
Concert consisted of alternating steel drum music, played by Ray Holman and ensemble, and readings by Earl Lovelace from his own writing; Lovelace's reading from "The Dragon Can't Dance" (item #7) is accompanied by Holmand and Dudley on steel pans.
Earl Lovelace was a visiting faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University during fall 1998; Ray Holman was 1998-99 visiting artist in the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington, School of Music.
See logsheet for contents description.
Documentation: Flyer advertising the event.
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Fiction & prose literature
- Popular Music--Latin America
- Steel bands (Music)
- Video recordings in ethnomusicology
- Geographical Names :
- Seattle (Wash.)
- South/Latin America
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Video recordings
- Other Creators :
- Personal Names :
- Dudley, Shannon (performer)
- Holman, Ray, 1944- (performer)
- Lovelace, Earl, 1935- (performer)