Steel Drum Music with David Gettes
Join us for an evening of steel drum music!
David Gettes is a scientist, teacher, steel drum musician, steel drum maker, and steel drum tuner. In the 1980's he became one of the first individuals to scientifically study the building and tuning of steel drums under the direction of the "father of the steel drum", Ellie Mannette of Trinidad.
David became Ellie's apprentice and studied with him 7 years learning the guarded secrets of how to build, tune and perform on all the different steel drums that comprise a Steel Drum Orchestra. David is now a leading figure in the steel drum art form with his band Trinidad North performing and lecturing throughout the United States on the musical, social and technical evolution of this art form.
At the conclusion of this evenings’ performance David will present his latest invention, “The Steel Drum Station For Seniors”. Bring a friend to this performance and travel to the Caribbean right here at the Marple Library.
Please register in advance. Note that this program will begin at 6:15PM.
- Tuesday, August 9, 2022
- 6:15pm - 7:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Meeting Room
- Marple Public Library