PANMAN ALVIN ROSTANT: Memoir launch at Logan Art Gallery

Logan Art Gallery hosts a special event on May 4 at 2pm, marking the release of the highly anticipated memoir by renowned steelpan player Alvin Rostant. Titled Carnival Is Me, the memoir offers a captivating account of Rostant's remarkable journey from a young steel drummer filled with awe to an internationally acclaimed composer and performer.

The narrative delves into pivotal moments in Alvin's life, beginning with his introduction to the steel drum at the age of 14. This encounter sparked a profound passion for the instrument, propelling him towards numerous accolades and global tours. Beyond his musical achievements, Alvin shares insights from his studies in architecture and woodwork, highlighting groundbreaking performances at events like Expo 88 and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Reflecting on his experiences, Alvin said, "My life resonates with the symphony of the steel pan, from intimate venues to grand international stages. This book not only chronicles my personal journey but also pays homage to the art form that has shaped my identity and serves as a roadmap for aspiring dreamers."

The launch event promises a blend of storytelling and music, with Alvin captivating the audience with a live performance. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Rostant during a Q&A session, delving deeper into themes of dedication, creativity, and cultural impact explored in his memoir.

Carnival Is Me transcends the typical musician's memoir, offering readers a profound exploration of Alvin's career milestones, the challenges he has navigated, and the transformative influence of music and the arts. His dedication to nurturing the next generation of performers, both locally and globally, is a central theme woven throughout the narrative.

Copies of Carnival Is Me will be available for purchase at the event, allowing fans to acquire signed copies and chat with Alvin after the official launch.

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