Despers USA Steel Orchestra was formed in 1976 by former members of the world renowned Desperados Steel Orchestra of Trinidad. These founding members migrated to the US and formed Despers USA with the goal of spreading the culture of the Caribbean by sharing and teaching the art of pan music. Every summer various steel drum orchestras gather in pan-yards across Brooklyn to gear up for the annual Steel Band Panorama Competition. The Despers come together every night throughout the summer. The sound is captivating, indeed trance-like.