A deft musician and beloved mentor, he helped keep steel-pan music — his bridge to the Caribbean — a vibrant part of New York life. He had the coronavirus.
Martin Douglas in an undated photo. He was a leading light of Brooklyn’s steel-pan band scene. Credit: C. Phillips/When Steel Talks By Sam Dolnick, NY Times On summer nights in central Brooklyn, the roar of traffic gives way to the twinkle of steel-pan drums as musicians of all ages rehearse, improvise and compete in sidewalk […]