30. August 1992 - Steelpan became the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago
“On this day – 30th August 1992, the steelpan became the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. The steelpan (or pan for short) is a musical instrument indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago and is the only acoustic musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century.
TTBS developed a National Standard, TTS 412:2015, Steelpan – Terminology for pannists, steelpan manufacturers, tuners, music professionals and other interested parties which seeks to define unique terms within the steelpan industry.
The objective of this standard is to reduce the inconsistencies and ambiguous use of terms in the industry.”
Visit link to access this standard – https://gottbs.com/…/23/tts-4122015-steelpan-terminology/