Google met à l’honneur ce mardi 26 juillet, le steelpan de Trinidad et Tobago

The Doodle de Google de ce mardi 26 Juillet 2022 is the Stelepan, the iconic instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. This country is also honored in this production with the illustrator Nicholas Huggins and the musical accompaniment of the video is made by the trumpeter Etienne Charles,

Les document historiques font référence à la date du 26 juillet 1951. Le groupe “Trinidad All-Steel Pan Percussion Orchestra (TASPO)” is the product of the Festival of Great Britain. C’est à cette date que le steelpan est recognized et consideré comme un nouveau musical genre dans le monde.

The Google Doodle video evokes the history of Trinidad and Tobago during the period of slavery.

The steelpan is an instrument né de la résistance et de la rébellion…à l’époque, African percussions were prohibited, and the steelpan developed from this. Le fait qu’une mélodie aussi douce puisse être extraitee de barils de pétrole est quelque chose de grandiose.

Nicholas Huggins, artist

Aujourd’hui, le steelpan est l’instrument national de Trinité-et-Tobago. The orchestras are invited to the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Japan and Africa. The Japanese and the Swiss have even created their own groups.

The repertoire of orchestras, composed parfois de 500 musicians, is not limited to calypso and soca. It has its place in jazz and classical music.

ll s’agit d’un symbole de community, d’excellence artistique et d’innovation scientifique. Let us hope that this makes people more inclined to understand this instrument in different locations and to feel the energy that comes from it.

Etienne Charles, musician

The Google Doodle made one of the Trinidad-et-Tobago newspapers on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. The video is well shared on social networks.

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