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Mannette, Ellie

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Personal name headingMannette, Ellie
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Variant(s)Mannette, Elliott Anthony
LocatedPort of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) New York (N.Y.)
Birth date1927-11-05
Death date2018-08-29
Place of birthSans Souci (Trinidad and Tobago)
Place of deathMorgantown (W. Va.)
Field of activitySteel drum (Musical instrument)--Construction
Profession or occupationPercussion instrument makers
Found inSteel and Brass Band. Steel & brass [SR] 1970: container (Ellie Mannette, director)
New York times WWW site, viewed Sept. 4, 2018 (in obituary published Aug. 31: Ellie Mannette; b. Elliott Anthony Mannette, Nov. 5, 1927, Sans Souci, Trinidad; lived in Port of Spain as a child; sent to Britain in 1951 as part of the Trinidad All-Steel Percussion Orchestra; traveled to the U.S. in the 1960s to help develop the Navy Steel Band, which brought steel-band music to the American public; in 1967 he made the transition permanent, moving to New York to work with urban youth in music programs; did not return to Trinidad until 2000; d. Wednesday [Aug. 29, 2018], Morgantown, W. Va., where he lived, aged 90; Trinidadian musician known in the U.S. as the father of the modern steel drum)