The year was 1937. The breadfruit tree at the Mannette family home on Tragarete Road, opposite the Queen's Park Oval sporting grounds, was the meeting place for an unusual group of musicians. Stanley Hunte and Ellie Mannette were the leaders of the youngsters who talked about their own band of steel drums.
Trinidad Carnival – Trinidad and Tobago March 7th to March 8th 2011 Trinidad and Tobago carnival has heavily influenced London’s Notting Hill Carnival, Toronto’s Caribana, New York’s Labour Parade and numerous other Caribbean festivals. The steel bands, elaborate costumes, mas bands, calypso and Soca music are an integral part of the Trinidad carnival.