Web Posted - Tuesday November 30, 2021
When Steel Talks

Historic Day for Barbados Celebrated with Steelpan Instrument

Pride of Nationhood: Declaration of the Republic and Installation of the President of Barbados

The National Youth Steel Orchestra of the Republic of Barbados
The National Youth Steel Orchestra of the Republic of Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados, W.I. - Barbados replaced Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state, forging a new republic with its first-ever President, Her Excellency Sandra Mason (the former Governor General), and severed its last remaining colonial bonds nearly 400 years after the first English ships arrived on the Caribbean island.

....Several artists, including Barbados’ 100-plus-player National Youth Steel Orchestra, performed as part of the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony events to mark the birth of the new Republic of Barbados on November 29, 2021.