Cousoumeh! Steel pan concert.

Have you gotten a chance to listen and see a Steelpan band?  If not, please find one and take a few minutes to close your eyes and listen.  Here.

I met the inspirational, Matthew Potts back in February.  See those red drum-looking things?  Do they look a bit familiar?  He and Ronald Matthews made them from 55-gallon drums.  The two met in April at the Great Lakes Steel Pan Festival that Matt created a couple of years ago.  The two decided they’d find a way to bring the steel pan orchestra, from Trinidad and Tobago.  By August, mission accomplished.

Did I say that Matt is still in his 20s?  Did I say he runs a non-profit “Cultural Arts and Music” center for local artisans?  [tweetthis]This guy is truly incredible. [/tweetthis] Please click the link above and find out more. You won’t be sorry, I promise.

By the way, I took these photos after my short-class on low-light photography with the iPhone.  I sat in the balcony at the Woodstock Opera House.  No retouching!