2:00 - 2:45
Did you know that the steelpan is the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century? Take a virtual trip with musician Fauna Solomon to the tropical West Indies and learn the unique history of the steelpan, often called the steeldrum, from your home. For families.
Fauna Solomon is a former teacher and musician currently residing in Washington, DC. Born in Guyana, South America into a musical family, Miss Solomon started playing the steelpan at the age of 5 and has performed for audiences of all ages on stages around the country. Her father Phil Solomon who makes the instruments, is the inventor of the modern steelpan and started the first steelpan manufacturing company in the US.
More Than a Month SFPL's Black History Month celebration recognizes important historical events, honors community and national leaders and fosters steps towards collective change. Programming features authors, poets and craft classes for all ages. More Than a Month begins in January in time for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend, and runs all throughout February.