University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Robert Abramson

The Big Drum in the Big City

Creole Enculturation in the Pan West-Indian Community of Brooklyn, N.Y.

By: Robert Abramson

In the summertime in New York, you don’t have to wait for the airline comĀ­mercials to hear the sounds of the West Indies. You can hear “Yellow Bird” being played on the steel drum during lunch hour down on Wall Street. If you’re only visiting New York, hear the “pan” being played near Rockefeller Center […]