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Singing with a steel band

Founding member of the Assumption Folk Chorale, Nigel Boos remembers singing with one of the nation’s top steel bands one Christmas season.

1970 was the year that Amoco Renegades Steel Orchestra came to play at our Christmas Vigil at Assumption Church.

The Black Power Revolution of 1970 had soured relationships between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ of Port of Spain society. There was ill-feeling in Morvant and Laventille, where many poorer black people lived and where indeed, several steel band men lived including members of the Amoco Renegades Steel Orchestra.

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