This group's history goes back to 1942; present leader Hugh Borde took command in 1951 and pioneered the development of the modern steel drum orchestra. Over the course of 16 albums, the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband has pursued a blend of soca, calypso and reggae. Borde was given a Golden Medal of Merit in 1986 by Ronald Reagan. The group's most recent release, hotlikefire, appeared on Schoolkids' Records.
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