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Oasis Youth Steel Pan at Trini Flag Raising

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The Oasis Youth Steel Pan of Newark, New jersey, under the leadership of “Mauby”, provided musical entertainment at the Sixth Annual Flag Raising in celebration of Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence. The event was hosted at the East Orange City Hall on August 31, 2012. This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the twin-island state’s Independence.

By Ken Archer

I am an ethnomusicologist, who obtained my doctoral degree at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. My areas of interests include the musical, ritual, and celebratory traditions of the circum-Caribbean and the African Diaspora.

I worked as a lecturer at the Columbus and Marion Campuses of the Ohio State University, where I taught classes in World Music, Rock and Roll/American Popular Music, Western Art Music, and directed the OSU Steel Pan ensemble.