Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
When Steel Talks captured Desperadoes Steel Orchestra preparing for the 2004 Trinidad & Tobago national panorama competition. The selection is calypsonian Shadow's "Whop Cocoyea," as arranged by the late master arranger Clive Bradley. This is a cool down version.
Although Desperadoes with "Whap Cocoyea" did not win the competition, it is one of the most fascinating arrangements ever made for the steel orchestra. Moreover, the marriage between arranger, band and community through that song is the ultimate realization of a panorama piece.
Clive Bradley has many great music work - Whop Cocoyea may be his most culturally significant.