5 Steelpan Facts for beginners
The steelpan is the only new instrument invented in the 20th century.
The twin island of Trinidad & Tobago is the birthplace of the Steel Pan.
Taking part in Carnival for the first time in 1891, Tamboo Bamboo bands are the precursor to Steel Pan.
1938 – is widely accepted to be the “birth” year of the steel drum, taking over in popularity from the Tamboo Bamboo bands.
On February 22, 1963, the first National Panorama competition was held in Trinidad.