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A brief history of the steel pan

A brief history of the steel pan Published 24 July 2012 Amid the electronica of 20th Century music one new instrument stands out for its simplicity. The steel pan, possibly the only instrument made out of industrial waste, has become an icon of Trinidadian culture. Hammered into the shiny metal surface is a series of dents. Each one creates a different note, subtly different from the ones around it, according […]

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What is Calypso Music

What Is Calypso Music? Calypso is an Afro-Caribbean music genre that began in the nation of Trinidad and Tobago and spread throughout the West Indies. A close relative of West African kaiso, calypso music is an upbeat genre based on call-and-response singing and a syncopated 2/4 beat known as the calypso rhythm. Calypso has spawned many subgenres, including soca music, mento, benna, spouge, ska, chutney, and extempo. A central figure in these styles is a griot, a […]

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The Complete Definition Of The Music

Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normally expressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempo and meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture). Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through the construction of patterns and combinations of natural stimuli, principally sound. Music may be used […]

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Electronic music

Portland EDM Greats Announce Break Up

The group announced the disbandment on Facebook with an official statement, followed by a more personal one from founder and singer John Monster saying the decision rested on his shoulders. If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week “I take full responsibility for the decision to part ways with […]

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: THE HOME OF CARNIVAL TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: THE HOME OF CARNIVAL Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is known as the “Greatest Show on Earth”, renowned for its vibrancy as the world’s most authentic carnival celebration. The highlight of Trinidad’s carnival experience is the grand street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, although festivities begin just after Christmas and culminate on Ash Wednesday. Expect dozens of high-energy parties and premier cultural competitions along the way. […]

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Electronic music

J’OUVERT The start of Carnival

J’OUVERT The start of Carnival Monday This festivity kicks off at 4:00 a.m. on Carnival Monday morning, showcasing participants covered in paint, mud, and oil while dancing through the streets to the pulsating rhythms of soca, calypso, and steelpan music. It’s a time of revelry and freedom, where people shed their inhibitions and embrace the spirit of Carnival. J’ouvert stands as a reminder of the people’s resilience and creativity, serving […]

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Electronic music

4 Questions About The Music Industry You Should NOT Be Asking

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem like good questions on the top level, but are really highly damaging questions that take […]

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