Gordon was born in Guyana, where the culture and influences were more Caribbean than South American despite its geographical location. This explains the proliferation in Guyana of the Trinidadian invented and styled steel band or steel drum orchestra. As a young boy he saw the way the steel band was made and borrowed from the tuning process of the large oil drums
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(Our Time Press, Brooklyn, NY, April 22, 2010)