It is with great sadness that When Steel Talks has to report that Despers USA tenor bass panist Latavia Deane lost her battle cancer. Our condolences go out to her family, friends and the Despers USA community.
When Steel Talks joins Despers USA and the global steelpan community in sending prayers and love to Despers USA Steel Orchestra’s member, 18 year-old Latavia Deane who has been valiantly battling cancer for most of her life. She is now in a coma. Latavia is a courageous human being with an indomitable spirit. She represents the best in all of us.