Meet Junior Pouchet - Pan Pioneer, Panist, Arranger & Performing Artist - UpClose!

In an exclusive 1980 interview with producer, journalist, author and noted on-air broadcaster Von Martin - Pan pioneer, panist, arranger and performing artist Junior Pouchet speaks on Silver Stars Steel Orchestra,  his journey with Pan and the way forward.

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Producer, author and noted on-air broadcaster Von Martin shares another important documentary on the Pan from his archives. This time we meet the late Pan Pioneer Junior Pouchet - former great captain and founder of Silver Stars Steel Orchestra.

Head of Caribbeana Communications Inc., Von Martin shares one of his many interviews amassed throughout the years, on the history of the steelpan instrument. The one featured here is from the 1980s and showcases Junior Pouchet.

Von Martin
Von Martin

In this interview Pouchet relives one of his concerns. “I’m a little bit more worried about the future as far as the identity of the Trinidad steelband is concerned, because there are so many steelbands all over the world now. Everybody is getting into it. Everybody is making money off of it. And everybody is growing, and getting better and better. The fact that remains is, as time goes on -  the steelband instrument will come just like the piano or violin or trumpet is....” “....The day will come when no one will know that Trinidad invented the Pan...”

Interviewer Von Martin’s book “Voices of Pan Pioneers of Trinidad & Tobago” will soon be published; he may be reached at  He can also be heard every Saturday from 6:00—9:00 p.m. on  

Listen to Pan pioneer Junior Pouchet in his own words, UpClose!


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