Old Steelband Photo Gallery





Steel pan (steel drum) players are lucky! Why? Because we have photographs of steel pan in it's various stages of development. Not many musicians can say that about their instrument!

It is fascinating to look back and see where steel pan has come from. To see how biscuit tins and other metal containers evolved into the sophisticated instruments of today.

In this forum you can submit your pictures of old steelbands and steel pan players (up to 1980). Tell us where you found the photograph, about the people in the band, the event, the location or any other interesting facts.

Once your submission is accepted it will be uploaded to your own webpage so other visitors can look, read and learn. The photograph will also be displayed in a slide show at the top of this page.

This is your forum. Take part! Help future generations of pannists understand and appreciate the history of their instrument.

You can also view submissions from other visitors and add your comments to their webpage!

Submission is FREE and easy! No registration or membership required.

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  • To see what other visitors submitted, scroll to the end of the QUESTION FORM below


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Click on the links below to see some GREAT photos and interesting stories from other visitors to this page. Then, if you like, add your own comments to their webpage.

Jamaica's Only All Female Steelband Not rated yet
This old steelband photo shows the first and only (to date) all female Jamaican steel band. It was formed at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica …

Playboys (With Polka Dot Pans) Not rated yet
The 1960s was the heyday of steel pan in Jamaica. Steelbands were popping up all over Kingston (the capitol of Jamaica) especially at the University of …

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