Ellie Mannette, one of the key innovators of the steel band art form in 1940s-50s Trinidad, has been an artist-in-residence at West Virginia University since the early 1990s.
The Narell brothers have a special connection to
Mannette, having first met Ellie in Trinidad in 1966. It was their
father, Murray Narell, who brought Ellie to New York City in 1967 to
begin developing inner city Pan programs.
Ellie Mannette’s exclusive video interview
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Ellie Mannette after his WST interview
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