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Old 04-09-2013, 01:44 PM
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They phased this in almost 3 years ago, moving to one or two person acts using electronics to mimic steel drums, and now I believe it is mostly just an on-deck disc jockey. There were various excuses given, with the most used being that calypso bands were a one-trick pony and they took up crew space that could be used for more versatile musical acts.

I think it is really this: Carnival needs to appeal to younger people for future business, and the truth is steel drum music doesn't interest young people as much as it used to. It seems kitschy to them.
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