It was necessary to establish an indigenous culture, and there was a great surge forward to find those elements of our culture that could be identified as belonging to Trinidad and Tobago.
Bottles and spoons were used for higher-pitched sounds.
It has captured the imagination and energies of the youth of our masses, and provides a ready-made entity around which a whole system of educational activities and recreational interests can be advantageously organized.
Thanks to Olivier Albot for pointing this out. They could be arrested if found carrying a stick on the streets. Specials are recordings which are made from rhythm tracks rented from producers who take along an artiste of their choice to do a recording. I got hit with a baseball bat.
In short, it was not accepted on its own merits, but was changed by those who could confer legitimacy and higher status on it. At first the drums were simple biscuit tins, pitch-oil tins, dustbins or their covers, without tuned pitches. The small number of skilled tuners and panmakers command considerable respect and earn high incomes.
Young people in these areas did not have much opportunity for recognition, success, or self-fulfillment in the customary areas of achievement—education, job, or career—so they channeled their energies and talents into whatever areas were available to them, in spite of, in some cases, precisely because of, resistance by the ruling colonial government and elites.
Earl Lovelace nicely captured the spirit of this era when he wrote that: Henry and Stone, Whilst they was at that, Gonzalez a district in Port of Spain went and start making pans and getting pans, old disregarded bins, biscuit drums, gasoline tanks, and so on, and this was the birth of the steelbands.
The playing is wonderfully skilled.
It was a form of jealousy. Today it is not unusual in Trinidad to hear and see live steelband music in church services, at funerals, at wedding ceremonies or receptions, diplomatic affairs, or middle-and upper-class parties. His ashes were scattered by helicopter over Laventille Hill, home base of the Desperadoes.
Gregory buried the Sound but not the Slector or Crew. George Yeates, leader of the Desperadoes steelband during the s and s, elaborated in an interview on the economic and social conditions of the early band members: The calypso was one, the steelband was another. Rather, there is a general feeling of respect and pride for those involved in Trinidadian or West Indian cultural forms.
Although part of the mento repertoire, this song was originally recorded by Trinidadian calypso star Lord Kitchner.
During the mids in Trinidad, a group of writers and intellectuals started a literary and artistic movement that encouraged and supported Afro-Trinidadian culture and the poor and repressed in general.
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Introduction The focus of this paper is the class, color, and race components in the struggle to create a people’s music — a music originally and essentially of the economically disadvantaged and less formally educated citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, primarily those of African descent.
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