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Cecil Dorsett First Bahamian Steel Orchestra, in Canada 1972
woman symbolBahamas, W.I.
- In 1957, Dudley Smith, who had made a name for himself in Trinidad as a Band Leader and Tenor Pan soloist, was brought to the Bahamas by Mrs. Toothe, the widowed owner of the up-scale “Buena Vista Hotel and Restaurant,” located at Delancy Street. The band of eight performers went under the name “Katzenjammers.”
-- Cecil Dorsett

This is a brief account of how Pan came to the Bahamas, and the starting of the first all-Bahamian all-Steel Drum band.
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