Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies Press
From tin pan to TASPO :steelband in Trinidad, 1939-1951
9789766402549
350 pages
Caribbean Cultural Studies
Steel bands (Music) - History - 20th century. - Trinidad and Tobago
Steel band music - History and criticism. - Trinidad and Tobago
Steel drum (Musical instrument) - History - 20th century. - Trinidad and Tobago
Contents6
Acknowledgements8
Introduction10
1. “If yuh iron good you is king”, 193932
2. Repercussions, 1939–194281
3. The Wild Bunch, 1942–1945108
4. The Tenors Sawed Off, 1945–1949157
5. The Trinidad All Steel PercussionOrchestra, 1949–1951216
6. The Creole Imagination269
Notes288
Glossary of Trinidadian Terms334
Selected Bibliography336
Index348