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ILLUSTRATIONS F I G U R E 1 . 1 NIU Steelband Concert Rehearsal (2012) 4 F I G U R E 2 . 1 Al O’Connor Playing New steelpans (1970s) 15 F I G U R E 2 . 2 First NIU Steelband Concert Press Release (1974) 16 F I G U R E 2 . 3 Setting up for Performance (circa 1976) 18 F I G U R E 3 . 1 Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Orchestra (1964) 25 F I G U R E 3 . 2 Cliff Alexis working at St. Paul Central High School (1970s) 28 F I G U R E 3 . 3 NIU Steelband playing Cliff Alexis made steelpans (circa early 1980s) 30 F I G U R E 4 . 1 “Little Band” Steelband Promotional Card (early 1980s) 35 F I G U R E 4 . 2 Birch Creek Steelband (mid 1980s) 39 F I G U R E 5 . 1 NIU Steelband with Andy Narell (1985) 50 F I G U R E 5 . 2 NIU Steelband with Leonard Moses 51 F I G U R E 6 . 1 NIU Steelband Album Cover Photo (1976) 58 F I G U R E 7 . 1 NIU Steelband CSK Hall Performance, Taiwan (1992) 69 F I G U R E 7 . 2 NIU Steelband performing at Seoul Drum Festival, Korea (2002) 77 F I G U R E 8 . 1 Liam Teague and Lester Trilla at the Trilla Steel Drum Factory (late 1990s) 86 F I G U R E 9 . 1 World Steelband Music Festival Competition performance (2000) 93 F I G U R E 1 0 . 1 Liam Teague as Graduate Student Concertizing in Taiwan (late 1990s) 101 F I G U R E 1 2 . 1 Cliff Alexis, Les Trilla,Al O’Connor (1999) 118 F I G U R E 1 2 . 2 NIU Steelband at Virginia Beach, PANFest (2016) 120 ...

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