June 5, 2019 6:00PM
The Steelpan Drums of New Orleans
William Research Center, 410 Chartres Street
presented in conjunction with New Orleans Medley: Sounds of the City
In the 1950s, a US Navy admiral stationed in Puerto Rico dreamed of growing the popularity Caribbean music among stateside Americans. The US Navy Steel Band, formed in 1957 by Admiral Daniel V. Gallery, eventually performed more than 20,000 concerts worldwide before disbanding in 1999. In 1973, the band moved from its original headquarters in Puerto Rico to New Orleans and became an integral part of both the local and national music scene. More…
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