To the beat of your own drum

In addition to learning the roots of Jamaica dance, we were also able test out our skills at the steel pans, or steel drums as commonly called in the US.

History Lesson:

They were started in Trinidad and Tobago in 1930’s. The British had outlawed drums because they went along with African martial arts. So, they started beating on tin and the government couldn’t stop them because technically they weren’t drums. Later they found out that with different impressions or depressions in the tin made different sounds. Originally they were convex and today they are concave.

I am working on my ability to make videos. Right now that ability is pretty non existent, but I have 2 years to get really good at it!


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