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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:44

Pan Pioneer Ellie Mannette Passes

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Iconic pan pioneer, Elliot "Ellie" Mannette, has died at the age of 91.

The man known as the father of the Modern Steel Drum died at a hospital in West Virginia, USA, on Wednesday.

In 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, and was awarded the Chaconia Silver Medal for his outstanding contribution to the cultural achievement.

The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts on social media thanked Dr. Mannette for being a pioneer, innovator and visionary.

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