Below are three illustrations for Music from Behind the Bridge: Steelband Spirit and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago, a monograph by Shannon Dudley, Associate Professor and Head of Ethnomusicology at the School of Music, University of Washington at Seattle. The book is published by Oxford University Press:

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Materials for making traditional steelband instruments. From left to right: Biscuit drum, caustic soda drum, garbage can and paint can, 55 gallon drum. The pan maker uses a sawed-off sledge hammer to beat the pans into shape.

Steelband instruments from the early 1940s. From left to right: Cuff boom, tenor kittle, and ping pong.

1945 steelband instruments. From left to right: Tenor, second pan, and four-note bass.

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