Traditional African music – Kaiso, Lavways and Calinda chants feature as the music of Cannes Boulay processions in Trinidad, and, following Emancipation, from which Carnival as we know it evolved.
Government attempts to ban masquerade processions spur Canboulay riots in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Julian Whiterose makes first English speaking calypso recording by Victor Records in Trinidad.
Lady Trinidad is first recorded female calypsonian.
55 gallon oil drums used as steel drums become 20th century’s only new acoustic musical instrument, the steel pan.