Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Steel Pans

One of the things that makes Cayman so special to so many people (locals and expats) is its ability to make people from any and all countries feel so welcome, whether they are visitors or foreign workers. I have truly experienced the warmth of the Cayman people and their willingness to even learn and want to integrate other's cultures as part of their own. This was none to evident during the Pirates Week Float Parade as this particular section began to walk by. Take a look at the collage and you'll see what I mean.

Not only does Cayman make it a point to acknowledge this fact but it has also integrated others cultures and made it part of their own. I give you Steel Pans, introduced from Trinidad about 20 years ago and heartily accepted and integrated into Cayman's culture. This is an important fixture of Pirates week that competitions were held over the course of the week. I have so many videos and pictures to depict particular heritage, but I leave you with these ones taken during the GeorgeTown Heritage Day on Thursday night. Enjoy!


Stunner said...

Nice videos. pan music is so distinct and sets a relaxing atmosphere.

Hmm, I wonder if Cayman will welcome me.

MarkD60 said...

I watched the fireworks from the roof of my house!

RI said...

"A very nice post. You know, I abandoned blogging when I came onto facebook, and now I am finding FB boring.. go figure."