Port-of-Spain I 4/62

This session consists of a single recording. The field log indicates the recording is “very poor” in quality and provides the following contextual information: “night spot – U.S.A. sailors”—suggesting a locale frequented by American sailors. The musical genre is a calypso and instrumentation is a steelband—i.e., an ensemble of tuned idiophones or “pans” made from metal oil drums. Calypso, as a Trinidadian rhythmical instrumental genre, is often associated with steelbands and carnival.


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