Wojtek Sowka

Steelpan Band

TEDxWarsaw 2011

12 min watch

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Wojtek Sówka -- artist and musician who has been building and playing percussion instruments for twenty-five years. Recently Wojtek and an international team of friends constructed a set of twelve giant drums (largest in the World.) Wojtek, a practitioner of the Caribbean art of making and playing steelpans, will tell his story and play for us. TEDxWarsaw is a local, independently organised TEDx event, operated under license from TED.