Fimber Bravo

Hailing from Trinidad, Fimber Bravo is one of the most influential exponents of cutting edge steel pan in contemporary music: blasting it in the black power protests of his native Trinidad in the late 60’s; in fusion with West African stars in the 70’s, 80’s & 90s; and integrating the steel pan in left-field improvisations with Western pop and electronica.

Fimber Bravo was a founder member of the 20th Century Steel Band, whose record "Heaven & Hell" became a hip-hop touch stone, name checked and sampled by Grandmaster Flash, Doug E Fresh, Soul II Soul, J-Lo and many more amongst the hip hop fraternity. Internationally renowned Bravo has also loaned his talents to an astonishing array of artists, from Winifred Atwell to Morcheeba and Blur right through to Sun Ra Arkestra, Mikey Moonlight and Hot Chip. In the 80’s he was Musical Director of the roots group Steel n' Skin, with music re-issued by EMI Records (Japan) as a cult classic.