The pulsating sounds of the steelpan will reverberate around Aotea Square on Friday 26 February, courtesy of Steel’n Beats, a tight-knit ensemble with an ambitious repertoire.
Steel’n Beats take their blend of classic calypso and modern pop tunes to clubs, festivals, and private events across the region.
Combining different steelpans and joining forces with drums and percussion, Steel’n Beats brings a wide variety of music to life in the steel band style. The sound is otherwordly - you need to hear it to believe it.
The steelpan has Caribbean roots in Trinidad and Tobago stretching back generations and is made from recycled 55-gallon oil drums, fine-tuned to produce intricate harmonies and textures. But the instrument truly comes to thunderous life when it is played in unison as part of a steel orchestra, one of the world’s most boisterous and glorious noises.
Head to Aotea Square to experience this free performance from Steel’n Beats as part of Auckland Live's Summer in the Square.