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Boston Metro Steel Orchestra at Broolkyn J'ouvert, Labor Day 2012

On Labor Day 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, I hung out with my friends in Boston Metro Steel Orchestra.

I liked the sound of this little band from Boston, which reminded me of the classic traditional sound of "pan on de road".

Here is a sample of their sound,

Their band leader and arranger is Glen Gabriel.

(I didn't get any of the New York bands, but I have to believe that some New York pan people must have recorded their favorite bands "on de road", Right? )

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Comment by bigmacttwi on September 19, 2012 at 10:23am

Nice one Glenroy

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on September 17, 2012 at 12:00pm

These guys traveled all the way from Boston to participate in the J'ouvert, but they were shut down by police before they got a chance to be heard by most of the fans, or by the judges.

The usual confusion with the police.

Not good.

Another example as to why the Trinidad Carnival has a built in advantage over all the other Carnivals in the Caribbean diaspora, if only they would fully exploit it.

Comment by John Dinga on September 17, 2012 at 10:39am

Let's hear it for our Boston Metro for the effort to participate in New York j'ouvert. Go Glen

Comment by Rum-Pan on September 14, 2012 at 2:42pm

 "Pan on de road".Yes,thats good things with Hot-Sound & feelin....

Comment by Glenroy R Joseph on September 14, 2012 at 12:27pm

You're welcome, Reynold.( My friend, bassman Picket's son, right?)

Comment by Reynold Peters on September 14, 2012 at 8:37am
I like to thank Glenroy for giving us this oppounity to be seen! Metro thank you!

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