Steel Drum Music (Steel Pan)

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You will find a nice collection of steel band (steel pan) songs here, for your listening enjoyment.

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There's a playlist of songs below that you can listen to for free. They are from the land of the steel pan, Trinidad and Tobago, where the steel drum was invented as well as other Caribbean islands. This is pan music at its best. Many of the songs are from Panorama competitions held in Trinidad and Tobago over the years. Bands put their best foot forward at Panorama Finals, having practised for many months before. Some of these bands comprise over 100 musicians.

Panorama competitions are also held yearly, in other Caribbean islands like St Vincent, St Lucia, Grenada and Antigua.

Listen to pan music from leading steelbands like Trinidad All Stars, Silver Stars, Phase II Pan Groove and Exodus as well as lighter Caribbean music classics on pan. You can also listen to artists like Andy Narell, Lord Kitchener and lots more. There's nothing like good steel pan music.

I have added a few songs with actual vocals where artistes sing about the steel pan while the instrument is featured.


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