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Trinidad Percussion: The Engine Room

The pumping heart of the steelband--the "engine room--includes drumset, congas brake drums and other percussion instruments. Learn the rhythms that make up the infections grooves of calypso and soca.

Artist bio

"Dingolay means to dance, twist and turn in elaborate movements, symbolising the culture and language of the ancestors of the people of Trinidad and Tobago." Founded by Shannon K. Dudley, UW Chair of Ethnomusicology, Dingolay is a result of his deep study of the steel pans and the music and cultures of Trinidad and Tobago.

Shannon Dudley


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