Steel pan bands turn up the rhythm at 'Pan in A minor with a Minor Change' at the Brooklyn Museum
Residents gathered at the Brooklyn Museum Saturday night as steel pan bands inspired them to move on their feet.
The performance was held in anticipation of the Labor Day parade on Eastern Parkway.
People lined up hours before the concert, excited for their culture to come to life in the streets of Brooklyn.
The musicians played the steel pan, a national musical instrument from Trinidad and Tobago that has a rich history in the hearts of many who celebrated.
The concert was called "Pan in A minor with a Minor Change," which was partly named after one of the most played songs on the steel pan by the late Trinbagonian musician Lord Kitchener.
The "minor change" is in reference to a major downsize in the concert that originally includes eight to 12 bands with hundreds of players.
This year's show was the first since 2019. It featured a downsize in the bands that participated, which, nonetheless, still turned up the rhythm.
The music drew in people not only from all over the city but across the nation as well.
The festivities will continue all weekend long with a Paintopia J'ouvert Fete and Day party on Sunday that will lead up to the long-awaited Labor Day parade.