Steel pan band greeting tourists at the customs department

Bryant Slides Collection Circa 1940-1981 ( Guide to the Collection )

Material Information

Steel pan band greeting tourists at the customs department
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Barbados
Physical Description:
35 mm
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Barbados -- Description and travel
Ocean liners -- Barbados -- Bridgetown
Automobiles -- Barbados -- 1960-1970
Visitors, Foreign -- Barbados
Tourists -- Barbados
Spatial Coverage:
Barbados -- Caribbean region -- Bridgetown, Saint Michael


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
Steel pan music is most often associated with Trinidad and Tobago, where the art form originated, but the music is also popular in Barbados. Steel pans are made from oil drums that have had the drum head shaped with slopes and slants to make music note sounds. These drums have been painted blue and yellow to reflect the Barbados flag colors. This steel pan band includes a musician using shak-shaks (similar to maracas), which is a hollow rattle used in the Lesser Antilles. Cockspur Fine Rum box, pictured, has been produced in Barbados since 1884, when Danish seaman Valdemar Hanschell created the rum, which is distilled from fermented molasses. The cruise terminal, pictured, would contain departments to manage cruise passengers, such as Immigration and Customs. Slide labeled Barb 8.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
Sheet 20: 2
System ID: