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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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Bertie Marshall – Icon of our culture

Trinidad and Tobago has lost another of its cultural masters. Bertram “Bertie” Marshall has passed away on Wednesday 17th Ocober 2012. He was 76. Pan innovator Bertie Marshall is the inventor of the Double Tenor Steelpan.He was born in 1936 in Port of … Continue reading

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