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TASPO | Sterling Betancourt | The 1951 Festival of Britain

Sterling Betancourt MBE talks about his experience of performing at the 1951 Festival of Britain with Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra.

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Comment by Dvincy on September 29, 2011 at 9:24am
I love to see stories of the pioneers of the Steelband, I get learn so much about the Instrument that we all love.
Comment by Stafford Joseph on September 29, 2011 at 9:15am

"The power of the Steel Band as 'social cohesive force', from its inception to date, is matched by no other."

Ungratefullness is indeed a most serious crime. Hence it is incumbent on all within the Steelpan Movement to continue to give God thanks and praise for the gift of the Pan and the Steelpan Pioneers.  Pan forever!!!

Comment by Steve "Carter" K. on September 29, 2011 at 8:08am
Pioneers of the Magical Music which has the World in Awe since . Thanks to all involved for your efforts have given our small twin state of Trinidad and Tobago International Recognition and Accreditation .
Comment by WerNer on September 29, 2011 at 8:03am
Some years back Sterling visited Dortmund and took part in a rehearsal session of The PanGanG - now CalypsonicSteelOrchestra. I felt that within a  moment he brought in his very special energy that keeps us going to the present day. Thank you very much, Sterling Betancourt!
Comment by James Martinez on September 29, 2011 at 7:57am
Nice!

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