Steel Pan music emanates from the laid-back street culture of Trinidad. Following a time-honoured tradition, home-made tunable percussion instruments would be fashioned out of anything from biscuit tins to empty oil-drums salvaged from the naval bases established on the island.
“Cardiff Solo Steel Pan present exotic, sunshine tunes, evoking a festive carnival atmosphere…”
Exotic, magical rhythms and those distinctive chiming, bell-like textures took London by storm when a steel pan ensemble from the island was invited over to the UK to perform at the Festival of Britain in 1951. This happy, toe-tapping concoction was so infectious that everyone wanted to be a part of its success. As a direct result, since then a great many excellent Caribbean steel pan bands have developed all across the UK.
Based in South Wales, Wahda Placide is Cardiff Solo Steel Pan. Performing with backing tracks, he presents a happy-go-lucky mixture of modern-day music and traditional Caribbean classics. He brings a little sunshine to you, whatever the weather!
Cardiff Solo Steel Pan perform a happy-go-lucky, holiday mix of popular tunes, generating the perfect carnival atmosphere.
- Clever arrangements of popular and traditional carnival music
- Solo performance with backing tracks
- Creates a carnival atmosphere at your party!
Cardiff Solo Steel Pan presents an artfully arranged mixture of well-known pop tunes, together with some of their own all-time Caribbean favourites.