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Vagabonds, Hooligans and Badjohns – The Violent Past of the Steel Bands

“These were the days when every district around Port of Spain was its own island and the steel band within its boundaries was its army, providing warriors to uphold its sovereignty. Those were the war days when every street corner was a garrison; and to be safe, if you came from Belmont, you didn’t let night catch you in St. James, if your home was Gonzales place, you didn’t go up Laventille; and if you lived in Morvant, you passed San Juan straight.”

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