Daily Archives: April 17, 2008

Pan Symposium 2008 Opening Day

So my day started with a 2.5-hour drive from Amherst, MA, to the airport in Providence, RI. From a flight to Atlanta, I then took MARTA to West End Station, then the Woodruff Library shuttle to the front of the CAU Student Center….

Pan People

Dr. Ajamu Nyomba, founder of Pan People Steelband, is the pannist with the white beard. He and I go back almost 30 years to when he was a Ph.D. student in Economics and I was an undergrad major (precocious enough to take grad classes) at the University of Texas at Austin. I would only travel like this for Ajamu! The small but sizzling concert in front of the CAU Student Center was followed by the Symposium’s Opening Reception at the Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries, on the 2nd Floor of Trevor Arnett Hall. Participants included:

  • Dr. Ajamu Nyomba, Chair, Department of Economics & Decision Sciences
  • Pan Trio: Elmer Pride, Kiara Nyomba & Kisha Whiskey
  • Pan Soloist: Nicholas Mohan
  • Gerard Greene, Consul General of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Good vibes, sweet music, tasty food…the Pan Symposium is off to a good start!