|Winston "Spree" Simon|
Inventor of the Steel Pan
Photo: Courtesy of peter.michels.perso.sfr.fr
Typically, the music is played by large orchestras (up to a 100 players), at times, during the carnival celebrations and competitions. It is the music of Trinidad and Tobago, and has woven its way into all aspects of the island's music culture.
It now has found a place in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Band. This band appeared at a recent Berlin, Germany military music festival with other military and police bands from all over the world.
It gave a very uniquely entertaining performance, especially after 52 seconds into the video. We hope you enjoy it:
If you want to see the Steel Band in full flight and rhythmic splendor, you'll just have to visit Trinidad and Tobago during one of their Carnival celebrations.