Steel Drum

Taking On The Trail And Celebrating 50 Years of Augusta Heritage, Inside Appalachia

This week, we step on the Appalachian Trail with one of America’s most accomplished hikers, Jennifer Pharr Davis. We also talk to the director of the Augusta Heritage Center. Each summer, dozens of students attend workshops to learn traditional skills. This year, the center is turning 50. We’ll also visit the steel drum capital of America — which, believe it or not, is right here in Appalachia.

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At This W.Va. Steelpan Drum Company, A Visionary’s Beat Goes On

Some of the world's best steelpan drums are made in W.Va. It all began with the vision of Ellie Mannette.

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