"Man of Steel" to Perform on Campus

Internationally-acclaimed steel pan artist Liam Teague will present a lecture-performance at 7 p.m., Feb. 10, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge.

Teague will discuss the genesis and early history of pan music from an intercultural perspective, as well as perform several traditional and contemporary solo compositions.

A research scholar and assistant director of the Northern Illinois University Steel band, Teague has won numerous awards and distinctions in his native country of Trinidad and Tobago and in the United States for his mastery of the steel pan.

He is committed to demonstrating the musical potential of his instrument and has spoken and performed all over the world. Some of his stops include opening for the MC Hammer tour of Trinidad, participating at various jazz festivals in the Caribbean, touring Taiwan and playing at the Seoul Drum Festival in South Korea.

Additionally, Teague has recorded six CDs.

Teague’s visit is part of an effort by Michael Bump, assistant professor of percussion, to bring the art of pan music and performance to the Truman community. Bump, who is hosting the event, also is researching ways to establish and promote a new ensemble steel pan course for Truman students.

This event is sponsored by the Residential College Program series and the Center for Teaching and Learning “Diversity Fellowship” program.

For more information on the steel pan lecture-performance, contact Bump at 785.4052 or mbump@truman.edu.

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