When Steel Talks

Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music

The bonus DVD features the 30-minute 1971 self-titled documentary, a film by Van Dyke Parks and Bud Smith. The film follows the Grammy Award-winning Esso Trinidad Steel Drum Band from Carnival Trinidad through their historic 1971 American tour. Featuring live performances, interviews, and a travelogue from the sunny islands to the snowy American winterscape, follow a tour bus loaded with 23 panmen and 23 steel drums as they travel the roads of the USA.

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Comment by David E Bratt on April 3, 2019 at 7:02am

Yes, thank you for this.  Almost 50 years ago.  Wonder what has happened to them?  I notice how slender everyone, except one macho belly, are.

Comment by Lilian Sten on April 2, 2019 at 8:06pm

Thanks for sharing this important and beautiful documentary. 

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