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Caribbean Extravaganza Steel Drum Band

 Hear the SOUNDS of the Caribbean ...

Feel the RHYTHM of the Drums ...

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About the Drums ...

Here's a little history about the drums. After World War II, the Americans left a surplus of 55-gallon oil drums on the islands of Trinidad & Tobago. The island people love music and began experimenting by beating the drums, using rubber attached to a 6-8 inch wooden stick.

The island people discovered that by changing the depth of the drums (cutting them down), counter-sinking the center and dividing the center into sections, that different sounds could be made. This is known as "pan making", which has advanced to an art today.

Steel drums are Trinidad & Tobago's national instrument, and are used mainly at Carnival time. "Carnival" is a celebration that occurs every year, starting right after Christmas and ending on Ash Wednesday.

 

 

 

Contact our business manager, Bobby Dee at:

Caribbean Extravaganza Steel Drum Band

2003 Como Park Blvd

Lancaster, NY 14086

Phone/Fax: 716 684-8311

Cell Phone: 716 912-8130

 

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This website is dedicated to our late father, Cyril Diaz

In loving memory of John J. Piazza, Sr., our mentor, our sponsor, our surrogate parent. Rest in peace, JJ. December 2,1938 October 3, 2016