Our story begins many years ago on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, in the tiny city of Port of Spain. Winston, a ten-year old boy loves beating his biscuit tin, but his Mother doesn’t like the noise. Every day, Winston sneaks away for hours to practice playing. One day, his tin goes missing! Winston searches everywhere for his little red biscuit tin but it’s nowhere to be found. Read his story and discover what Winston discovers…
- Download your free colouring book, ages 2 – 8: PanMan Colouring book
- PanMan theme song: PanMan Jingle
I created this site to introduce people who have never heard a Steel Pan or Steel Drum to its unique sound.
My name is Tarquin, “an I is ah Trini and ah Canadian”. I live in Canada and work in the Entertainment Industry, the tools we use can be found in 2D and 3D software packages. When I was a student one of my assignments was to create a 3D character; I created Panman. I conceived ‘PanMan’ to pay homage to Trinidad Carnival and specifically to the Steel Pan and Winston ‘Spree’ Simon, one of the creators of the Steel Pan.
Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Winston ‘Spree’ Simon played the Steel Pan around the world, reflecting the spirit of the Caribbean, the Soul of Carnival. Winston Simon is recognized as the father of the Ping Pong Steel Pan and Elliott ‘Ellie’ Mannette is recognized as the first to use a steel oil drum to make a Steel Pan.