Spreading the word through music, humour and performance

Nostalgia Steel Band has been performing from a Trinidadian cultural tradition for fifty years. It was the first steel band in Britain and played at the first Notting Hill Carnival in 1965.

The project is a direct response to the issues of climate change. It aims to spread the word to the urban black community and ethnic minorities through the use of the steel pan, a traditional Caribbean instrument directly connected to the empty oil drum which is a perfect symbol of  ‘Peak Oil’. The band hopes to make a hit at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival with its low carbon identity as a ‘pan-round-neck marching band. Calypso songs with all their traditional humour will voice the contradictions of our climate changing lifestyles in an optimistic party spirit. Nostalgia Steel Band features in the inspiring short movie by Aubrey Meyers.


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