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ISBN: 9781870516747 - The History of the Steel Band
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The History of the Steel Band

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Verna Allette Wilkins, Michael La Rose

ISBN: 9781870516747
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Tamarind Books


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The steel pan is the only musical instrument invented in the 20th century. This book traces its story, from humble beginnings in Trinidad, in the Caribbean, in the 1940's, to the appearance of steel bands, which exist throughout the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

 

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The steel pan is the only musical instrument to have been invented in the 20th century. The story begins in Trinidad, in the Caribbean, where the people first begin to use all kinds of metal objects to make music. They collected a wide variety of assorted tins and shaped them and tuned them until they were turned into musical instruments. From Trinidad, the mighty steel orchestra has spread across the world. Includes a CD of Sterling's Angels (children's steel band led by Pan Maestro Sterling Betancourt) playing a range of music.