Steel Drum Corps art print by Jeanette French. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Steel drums are thought to have originated in Trinidad and Tobago, where the orchestra at Carnival played music on frying pans, dustbin lids and oil... more
Steel drums are thought to have originated in Trinidad and Tobago, where the orchestra at Carnival played music on frying pans, dustbin lids and oil drums. After 1947, steel drums were made from actual 55 gallon steel drums, which were first used for storing oil and similar substances. Steel drums are sometimes called steel pans and the musicians are known as pannists. The steel drum or steel pan is considered a part of the instrument group known as idiophone. Technically, though the steel pan is considered a percussion instrument, it is not actually a drum, but a membranophone. The pansticks have rubber tips and the musician may use two in each hand. The steel pan instrument is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. Steel bands at Carnival in Trinidad are known for re- inventing calypsos music every year. A steel bandís repertoire can span a broad range of music, from Latin and Jazz Fusion, to film music, popular tunes and classical. A steel band was used in the Broadw...
About Jeanette French
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and purpose.
My mother painted when i was young and encouraged drawing and painting and handcrafting in all forms and my father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result, i have been a lifelong student of both mediums. Formal training of my eye and technique has been with the wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson.
i hope you will enjoy these images as much as i enjoyed their creation.