Eid Exhibition opens at Piarco Atrium and the Agricultural Development Bank

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The Remember When Institute, Culture Division officially opened yet another public exhibition to commemorate one of the many religious celebrations of the multicultural twin-republic of Trinidad & Tobago: Eid Ul Fitr. In the month of May, the unit mounted Indian Arrival Day Exhibits at three different public locations. July 8th- 21st, 2015 is set aside for Read More

Casablanca Foundation Steel Orchestra

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Born in the early days of the 1930’s as the Lime Groove Tamboo Bamboo Band; this fledgling Belmont percussive ensemble would evolve into the Merry Boys Steelband in 1935, and then to the biscuit drum band called Bar 20 in 1945. The Band has been rebranded several times, from Old Oak Casablanca, to ISCOTT Casablanca, Read More

Belmont Fifth Dimension Steel Orchestra

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Since the early 1960s, residents of Belmont have been gathering to engage in sporting activities, fostering a spirit of camaraderie within the community.  The steelband, Belmont Fifth Dimension Steel Orchestra, would be born out of such activities, created when members of the sport group informally started a musical band. Officially founded in 1972, the band exploded onto Read More

About Belmont

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Initially, the area surrounding Government House, which was located at Belmont Hill, was called Belmont by Governor Thomas Hislop (1803-1810), after his residence, office and most of Port of Spain was destroyed by a fire on March 24, 1808. The area was also called Belmonte, meaning Beautiful Hills, by the French. Additionally, it was known Read More

Pandemonium Steel Orchestra

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  Pandemonium Steel Orchestra was founded in 1974, and has been blazing a trail since on both local and international circuits, encouraging the growth and visibility of the National Instrument.  They have toured, collaborated with various artistes and arrangers, and competed in numerous contests. For many years, this orchestra was captained by Jerry Sheppard, and then Read More