Is there a word for accidentally stumbling upon people playing steel drums twice in one month?
Because that's what happened to me in the last nine days.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, I was leaving my house, about to leave town to visit my dad, when I heard a Caribbean-tinged version of "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" somewhere in my neighborhood.
I went to investigate and found a group of people -- known as Caribbean Steel Rhythms -- playing steel drums at Christ United Methodist Church.
Fast forward to Tuesday night. I was driving through the West Ward when I saw two people playing steel drums on a front porch near the corner of 10th and Northampton streets.
On Saturday, they'll head there to compete with dozens of other bands, all of them playing the "pan" (another term for the drum).
The drums on Northampton Street were tenor pans, played by Ria Marcano and Anthony Hernandez.
"The tenors are the voice," said Marcano.
Depending on where on the drums you strike, you can play different notes.
"It's like a whole orchestra," said Kenneth Marcano, Ria's father, who was sitting nearby.
"Piano, trumpet...any sound an orchestra can play, we can play," Ria added.