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Vagabonds, Hooligans and Badjohns – The Violent Past of the Steel Bands

  The only acoustic musical instrument to be invented in the twentieth century was the steel pan. This instrument was invented in Trinidad and Tobago during the 1930s in the communities surrounding the city of Port of Spain. It was … Continue reading

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Mama this is Mas! – The Traditional Masquerades of Trinidad’s Carnival

There are three distinct features of Trinidad’s Carnival and they are the masquerade, the calypso and the steel band. In Trinidad, there is a demarcation between “masques” and “masks” as the former refers to a band which wears costumes based … Continue reading

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