Steelpan Drums Percussion Instruments
In an attempt to control Carnival celebrations, the government of Trinidad and Tobago banned African drums, then they banned the bamboo sticks that replaced them. In 1937, an orchestra performed using only oil drums, frying pans, and dust bin lids. Musicians soon learned how to tune the oil drums and by the 1950s steelpans had achieved widespread use and respectability.
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- Steel Drum Message Board - Message board and chat room for all things percussion pan-related.
- The Pan Blog - News of interest to the steel pan community
- Rockcreek Steel Drums - A Maryland-based steel drum instrument builder offering lessons.
- Australian Academy of Steel Drums - Information about performers, events and educational projects.
- Pan Trinbago - The world governing body for steelpan worldwide. Profiles, percussion competitions, news, drums events, performers, music and history.
- Steel Pans: A Brief History - Explains the development of the steel pan since steelpan the instrument\'s percussion birth in 1938
- Steelpan Science - Explains how steel pans are built, the instrument\\'s origins, and layout standards
- Opossum Sally's Pan Ring - Web ring of sites about the steelpan, including steelpan instrument information, bands, tuners, and events.
- When Steel Talks - Steel drum information.
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