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Steelband: From Oil Drum to Musical Instrument

The History Watch Project is working on a digital exhibit of the steelband movement in the Caribbean (1940s-1980).   The Oscar Pile interviews are a small sample of the material with which we are working.  Oscar Pile (1922-2008) was a pioneer in the steelband movement in Trinidad in the 1940s.  This project is a collaborative effort by Professor David V. Trotman and Professor Audra A. Diptee.  Stay tuned as we will be releasing additional audio clips as things progress …

Below are a few of sound clips of interviews with Oscar Pile:

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