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Steel Drums

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Jeff Young of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that West Virginia is the unlikely home of the father of the steel drum, Ellie Mannette. Known as the Stradivari of Steel, Mannette has lived in Morgantown for the past 10 years. Musicians from all over visit West Virginia to learn from this master of an instrument usually associated with the Caribbean.