The BBC discovers Ray Holman

Ray Holman

In typical BBC style, the British network interviewed Ray about pan and his role in developing the art form. The context presenter Jo FIdgen used in an edition of the BBC program Outlook, was go look at the violent clashes that occurred in the early days of the steel band movement. Outlook's Nicki Paxman interviewed Ray at his Woodbrook home, and he played his mellow double seconds for her.

Ray talked about Panorama and his role in it both as an arranger and as a composer. He reminisced about joining Invaders in 1957 as a  player and later as an arranger in 1961. Sharing his host's message, he also talked about a steel band clash between Starlift and Invaders in 1972. Click to hear the entire interview