The Rocket Pan - A Desperadoes Steel Orchestra Specialty
Inside Panorama 2020
In an era that produced special men whose courage, leadership skills, intellectual and creative genius (the likes of whom have rarely been seen since) - Rudolph Charles of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra was indeed part of this select and very rare breed. He was noted for several inventions and innovations including the nine-bass, quadraphonic pan, triple second, rocket bass, and the chroming of steelpan instruments as well as the use of aluminum canopies.
photo by Lyndon Spencer
Cherylee Goddard-Legair with the Six Pan / Rocket Pan - Panorama Finals 2016 - Trinidad self-photo by and © Cherylee Goddard-Legair