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Bamboushay Steel Band

Bamboushay Steel Band

Bamboushay! It's a West Indian dance step and a call to celebration, and it gives this Michigan State student ensemble its name. The steel drum is made by carefully hammering the bottom of a metal oil barrel until it is capable of producing a variety of melodic tones and a strong percussive beat. Under the guidance of musical director Gene Bluestein, Bamboushay demonstrates the versatility of the steel drum, playing lively dance tunes from the West Indies and throughout the Americas. Bluestein's liner notes describe the history of the steel drum and discuss the arrangements used on the recording.

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Steel band Style, Calypso Culture and Childhood Chants:Trinidadian Music for the Classroom"

Track Listing

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Cocoanut Bamboushay Steel Band 2:17
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102
Begin the Beguine Bamboushay Steel Band 5:03
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103
Kingston Town Bamboushay Steel Band 3:39
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104
Never on Sunday Bamboushay Steel Band 4:04
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105
Coqui Bamboushay Steel Band 6:32
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201
Choucoune - Yellow Bird Bamboushay Steel Band 6:33
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202
Mr. Benwood Dick Bamboushay Steel Band 2:51
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203
Palo Palo Bamboushay Steel Band 2:46
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204
Mambo Jambo Bamboushay Steel Band 3:18
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205
Maquinolandela Bamboushay Steel Band 2:47
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A Certain Smile Bamboushay Steel Band 2:00
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Bamboushay Bamboushay Steel Band 0:21

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