Music: Drum Band

The eight musicians piled their instruments on the stage of the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom, and set to work tuning them -with a sledge hammer. This did no particular damage, because the "instruments" were made from 50-gallon steel oil drums. Tuned up, the Trinidad Invaders Steel Band gave a surprised New York Herald Tribune Forum audience something far more harmonious to listen to last week than the clangorous world affairs they had been discussing.

Even to a man with a tin ear, oil-drum music is an advance over the ashcan-and-bottle music of the Trinidadian '305. By pressing out graded circles in the bottom of...

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