Meet Curtis Pierre of Dixieland Steel Orchestra: An Original Trinidad Pan Story - UpClose!

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An exclusive Von Martin–interview with Mr. Curtis Pierre of Dixieland Steel Orchestra, one of the first Trinidad ‘college boy’ bands. Here is Pierre’s story in his own words - with noted journalist Von Martin.

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Global - It is only on very rare occasions that one gets the opportunity to hear—in their voices own—from people who have played significant roles in the development of major human and historical events.

The name Dixieland Steel Orchestras conjures up serious memories of one of the most important periods of the steelband movement. Under the leadership of Curtis Pierre, Dixieland Steel Orchestra—which was made up of upper-middle class students from Trinidad & Tobago’s prestigious St. Mary's College—played a critical role in the journey of acceptance of the steelpan instrument both at home in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad.

Listen to Curtis Pierre of Dixieland Steel Orchestra - exclusive interview with Von Martin


Curtis Pierre
Curtis Pierre

Noted and respected veteran journalist and steelpan documentarian Von Martin, through his series of exclusive interviews with key figures in the history of the development of the steelpan instrument - provides us with an opportunity to hear the thoughts and memories of these notables up-close and in their own voices.  And one such, Curtis Pierre, has been featured here.

Interview audio provided and published with the expressed permission of Mr. Von Martin.

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