Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
The MUSIC COGNOSCENTI in TRINIDAD want to believe that JAMAICANS went to sleep one night and woke up next morning to discover that REGGAE MUSIC had become a GLOBAL PHENOMENON. So they are dreaming dreams that they will wake up tomorrow and 50 MILLION FANS around the world will be JAMMIN TO SOCA MUSIC -- but TING DOH HAPPEN JUST SO!!!
Now I eh no REGGAE LOVER -- but I watched that music chart its global course ... and it took decades for it to SPAN THE GLOBE.
Here is a little background story on THE JOURNEY!!!
UDISCOVER MUSIC July 2nd, 2019
"It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there."
Another important factor is that where ever in the world the Jamaicans live they support Reggae, even the Trinis try to be Jamaicans. I have met quite a few here in the UK.
Terry Noel MBE JP
Leader Melodians Steel Orchestra UK.
Terrance: Your posting was so ON POINT!!! You met quite a few there in the UK -- but if you go to TRINIDAD or you come to AMERICA, you can meet THOUSANDS MORE.
A little GLOBAL REGGAE here for you -- FROM THE PACIFIC SIDE!!!