Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean Steel Pan Bands’

Steel Band – not just a Summer Thing!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

As we head into the Winter Party Season its probably worth remembering that a Steel Pan Band or Caribbean Entertainer can bring Sunshine to any event! Great entertainment for Christmas Parties, Product Launches, Shopping Centres , Restaurants and Bars and of course your New Years Eve Celebration

Steel Band Music - Not just a Summer Thing!

Bring Sunshine to your Winter Event or Christmas Party

A Short History of The Steel Drum – Caribbean Steelbands from Steve Allen Entertainments

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

A short history of the shiny drum

How discarded oil barrels evolved into a global musical tradition

By David Mangurian, Laventille, Trinidad

(with edits by Steve Allen, of  Steve Allen Entertainments)

There are not many working-class neighborhoods that can claim to have produced an original musical instrument recognized around the world. But Laventille, a hilly, low-income suburb just east of commercial Port of Spain, Trinidad, justly prides itself in being the birthplace of one of the most popular musical instruments created during the 20th century–the steel drum or “pan,” as it is more correctly called.

(more…)