Steel Drums

Exodus steelband at Panorama
Exodus steel band at Panorama

The Steel Drum is one of the newest acoustic instrument to be developed. Since its initial  creation in the 1930’s i Trinidad, it has evolved into a family of instrument voices with different ensembles and a worldwide following. Use these links to start your exploration of this instrument.

BBC – Brief History of the Steel Drum

Good Beginning Video

Comprehensive Website on Steel Drums

10 Facts about Steel Drums

Video of Steel Drum Progenitor – Tambu Bamboo

Detailed Article by National Geographic – videos, photos, information about Panorama.  

Instruments in the Steelband

Full Steelband Performance

Virtuoso Tenor Player – Solo