Who invented the steelpan in trinidad and tobago

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who invented the steelpan in trinidad and tobago

The Trinidad & Tobago Steel Pan: History and Evolution by Felix I. R. Blake

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Steel Pan History

The steelpan — from creation to Panorama to the world

The steeldrum pan is the national musical instrument of Trinidad and Tobago developed in the late 's. The pan is the only original non-electronic musical instrument invented in the twentieth century. Prior to the invention of pan, lengths of bamboo were used during street parades to beat out rhythms and these bands were known as 'Tamboo Bamboo Bands'. In the quest of a cleaner sound, old biscuit tins and caustic soda pans were first used to replace the bamboo. Spree Simon and Ellie Manette are considered the pan pioneers in developing this steeldrum to what it is today.

Steelpans is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago. Steel pan musicians are called pannists. The modern pan is a.
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When the colonial government banned drumming, bamboo branches were used in what came to be known as tambu bamboo bands. So tucked away in the Laventille hills, more alternatives were sought out. Biscuit and paint tins tended to produce single notes when hammered, and enterprising youngsters then took to discarded oil drums to develop the sound. This is how the steelpan came to be. Steel bands debuted in the streets of Port of Spain in after the war ended.


  1. Pabil T. says:

    Steelpan. The steelpan was invented in Trinidad and Tobago and is widely regarded as the only major musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century.

  2. Norma S. says:

    A brief history of the steel pan - BBC News

  3. Talbot G. says:

    How a steelpan is made

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