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Classical Steel

Director: John Barry
2011, Trinidad+Tobago
English
Documentary short 42 minutes

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Playing classical music on the steelpan showed Trinidad society that a percussion instrument invented in the poorer areas of Port of Spain could reach the heights of a symphony orchestra. The film looks at the importance of classical music  in the development of the steelband and its acceptance worldwide as a legitimate instrument.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s John Barry holds a BA in Mass Media Studies from the University of the District of Columbia and an MA in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. He has a wealth of experience in video-making as a writer, producer and director. Among his credits is his first documentary, Dance de Calypso.

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Sat 24 Sept 12.00pm*, MovieTowne

Fri 30 Sept 12.00pm, The Little Carib Theatre

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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