- SNY - Rudolph ‘Rudy’ King - The Father of the Steelband in America
- SNY - Herman Johnston - The Johnston Fantastic Symphony Steel Orchestra
- SNY - Hueloy - Cultural Promoter
- SNY - Orman “Patsy” Haynes - Professor Of Steel Band Music
- SYN - Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus - History of Carnival
- SYN - Casablanca Steel Orchestra
- SYN - From the Xylophone to the Steel Pan - A History Of The Instrument
Brooklyn-born Doris Green is an ethnomusicologist and Africanist, creator of the world’s only percussion notation system. She is also — a certified teacher of Labanotation and is a pioneer in ethnochoreographology, the scientific study of the art of symbolically representing dances of a particular race or cultural group through Labanotation. She has trained in more than twenty nations of Africa. Her work in African music and dance has been endorsed by Professor Nketia and the Organization of African Unity for inclusion in the course of study in African universities. She teaches in the United States as well as in Africa.
Known as the New World Griot, Doris Green, created a system for writing African music which makes playing African music as easy as reciting a nursery rhyme. As a trained dance notator, her role is to train Africa’s griots in these systems of notations. The New World Griot, just like Africa’s griots, has dedicated her talents to the preservation of Africa’s oral traditions.
New York city-born Priscilla Taylor is a music aficionado, who has collected ethnic music since the 1950’s. Her interest in steel band music was fostered through her friend, Joseph Cummings, a Trinidadian pancussionist with Rudy King’s Steel Band. Ms. Taylor has some vintage recordings of Ellie Mannette, Neville Jules.
The Girl Pat Steel Band, Katzenjammers and others of that era.
Upon returning from the 1956 carnival in Trinidad and from a visit to the island of Antigua, the birthplace of her parents where she was entertained by the renowned Hells Gate Steel Band, she began a study of the steel pan.
As an artist, writer, journalist, administrator and consultant, with a keen interest in the performing arts, her goal is to insure the dissemination and propagation of the visions of the black creative artist on to the international scene.
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