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Hammer on Steel
UA Steel Drum Band documentaries premiering Feb. 15 on Western Reserve PBS - Jan. 25, 2011 (PDF file)

“Hammer on Steel: Bad Boys and Genius” tells the history of the steel pan drum, which was invented on the island of Trinidad.

Photo courtesy of Joan Fagan-Hoffman.

Neil “Dahkie” James, a Trinidad police officer, talks about his country’s role in the development of pan music.

Photo courtesy of Joan Fagan-Hoffman.

Tony Williams (center) and Bertie Marshall (right) were among those honored by Trinidad and Tobago for their contributions to steel pan music.

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