‘They call me Pan Man’

This is Ignatious, aka, Pan Man selling his handmade drums and maracas on Tamarind Bay, Grenada (where my fear-busting dive school Devotion2Ocean was based – more of which in a later post).


Pan Man takes old drums and baked beans tins and turns them into beautiful-sounding steelpan drums. A small to medium-size one takes him a day to smooth, tune and paint – for which he charges around £8. The largest ones, such as the one below, cost around £50. Pretty, no?


I think they make a good souvenir – they come with instructions so you can play a tune – and are a way to give back into the local economy when staying all-inc at a resort.


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