Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
By the nineteen seventies,carnival masqueraders were complaining about the steelbands' limited repertoire and overall lack of preparation for the road.
On the other hand, steelbands felt unappreciated and underpaid for their contributions to the carnival and the culture.
The steelband strike of 1979 was the perfect storm, and presented the ideal opportunity for the DJs to establish themselves as the alternative to the steelbands for the carnival revelry.
In his calypso "No Pan", Kitch describes what it was like to experience the first carnival of the steelband era without pan.
This has become pretty much the norm since then.
From the album, "Lord Kitchener Classics Vol. 2 - Kitchener Forever", this is Kitch's description of Carnival 1979 when the steelbands went on strike and there was no pan on the road.