Latin IS America Festival features local steel drum bands

Apr 15, 2013

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An artistic exploration of interwoven Latin American and U.S. cultures will take place on the MSU campus from today through April 27 as part of the first Latin IS America Festival coordinated through the MSU College of Music. Tonight, the festival will showcase steel drum music at the MSU Community Music School.

Jim Coviak, who leads “The Steelheads” at Mott Community College in Flint, and Mark Stone, who leads the “Pan Jumbies” at Oakland University, discuss the concert and the origins of the steel drum.