V.E. day (May)

Hells Gate formed in Antigua click to read  more

Tenor kettle (5 notes), ping pong, cuff boom, dudup (bass kettle) appear in the bands of revelers

Developments (1945-1950)

sweet-oil drums (ping pong) sunk in convex fashion

5 to 7 notes

drums held in one hand, rubberless stick in other

oil drum sunk in concave fashion

15 notes with rubber-tipped sticks

competitions begin in Port of Spain & San Fernando

notes continue to be added to drums/instruments