About the Beating of Iron and the Importance of the Drum
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Here is a vibrant performance piece for the Best Village Event, held annually in Trinidad at different locations. It shows how music can bring different generations together. This video example is 16 minutes long and is recorded and shows performances from Plum Road Manzanilla Performing Arts, the Holy Faith Convent from Penal, the Prizgar Lands Kelly Village Cultural Performance, and the Terry David Performing Theatre.
To complete the collection I am adding to the percussions also the crix box, which is more a tool to make noise, still to give the right rhythm for the Carnival character of Jab Molasses or the Blue Devil to perform.
Crix is a popular biscuit cracker in Trinidad and Tobago, manufactured by the Bermudez Biscuit Company, a popular food provider on the is. The company is known since the 1900s. For now, it is unknown when the biscuit box in its shape appeared for the first time, but it is a piece of the metamorphosis of steel pan.
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Jocelyne Guibault (2007): Governing Sound – The cultural politics of Trinidad’s Carnival Music
University of Chicago, Ian Randle Publishers
John Mendes (2003): Coté ci Coté La – Trinidad & Tobago Dictionary, Medianet Publishing
Gerard Besson (2011): Calypso, Calypso Music
Ronald C. Emrit: Calypso History
Jesse Server (2017): Laventille Rhythm Section bring the Iron from T&T to LA
Indigo Sounds: Product Description Percussion Samples
TraditionalMas.com: Archive about Traditional Mas Characters
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