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“The Pastel Intruders”

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1952 - Antigua’s first all-female steelband, “The Pastel Intruders, was formed. The group of young, exciting and energetic ladies, exhibiting skills on pan on par with their male counterparts, won the hearts of Antiguans/Barbudans and others when they played at their first official function in 1953, to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The names of the band members were Carmen Jardine, the Carmichael girls, the Heath girls, Mrs. Murray, the Pigotts girls, Dulcie, Jean and Audrey. They were tutored by Arthur “Bum” Jardine and the late Vere Griffith. However, the band did not have a long history. | see more |


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