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Caribbean Breeze Steel BandEnjoy the island sounds of Soca, Reggae, and Calypso and dance the night away to the Sounds of the Caribbean! Imagine being in the islands, enjoying the warmth of the climate and the vitality of the music played on beautifully-tuned steel pans made from 55-gallon oil drums. Hear some of your favorite tunes, including “Jamaica Farewell”, “Hot, Hot, Hot”, “Dollar Wine”, “Matilda” and “Yellowbird”.

We feature Paul Ferrette, limbo dancer and fire eater, and guest artists including Hal Miller, the renowned drummer for the Carlos Santana band, and his “Cuban Latin” sounds.

John Joseph, the band leader, has played the steel pan for over 30 years, in his native country of Trinidad, as well as internationally, including Japan and Canada. The steel pan was invented in Trinidad during WWII. Its roots are African, an extension of the interest in drumming. When oil was discovered on the island, discarded oil drums were used to create the pan as we know it today. After being cleaned, fired, hammered and tuned, the steel pan can make beautiful orchestral style music.

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