The Steelpan also known as pan which is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago and was invented in the late 1930’s.
The pans are struck using a pair of straight sticks tipped with rubber; the size and type of rubber tip varies according to the type of pan being played.
This instrument was developed from the Carnival, which slaves in Trinidad could’nt take part in so they formed their own, parallel celebration called Canboulay. The first instruments developed in the evolution of steelpan were Tamboo-Bamboos, tunable sticks made of bamboo wood. These were hit onto the ground and with other sticks in order to produce sound. Tamboo-Bamboo bands also included percussion of various metal and glass objects such as spoons and bottles. This then lead onto the invention of the first steelpans. The Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra (known as TASPO) attended the Festival of Britain in 1951 and was the first steel band to perform in the UK
Morning: A Maximum of 4 Different groups (Recommended)
Afternoon: A Maximum of 3 Different groups
Full Day – Afternoon: A Maximum of 6 Different groups (Recommended)
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