From Slavery to Steelpan - NZ's Freedom Music
Trinidad and Tobago are the birthplace of the steelpan with origins in the drumming traditions from Africa – originally developed to help tolerate the inhumane practices of slavery in the 1700’s. NZ’s first Caribbean Orchestra are busting out the colour and sounds. Lynda Chanwai-Earle meets the band, gets taught steelpan drumming and joins them at their Carnival Night in Auckland.
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