Date of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


International Studies

First Advisor

Vijay Prashad

Second Advisor

James Younger


Even though mostly Afro-Trinidadians play pan, the Steel Pan instills national identity and pride because Pan has become internationally popular and the proliferation of so many steel drum events before carnival, including Panorama-the world largest Steel Pan competition.The purpose of this paper looks the hybridization and Creolization of the music culture of the nation, in regards to the major ethnic groups, especially Indo-Trinidadian.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

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