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Mr Samai, an accomplished musician and actor, has successfully explored film composition, with one feature film and 8 short films to date, as well as numerous short projects. His arrangements have won him 3 consecutive titles in annual competitions for steelpan. Ever committed to perfecting his craft, he has successfully completed his Master’s degree in Screen Scoring at New York University. He is the first person in Trinidad and Tobago to accomplish this feat.


Make a Scene – Trinidad and Tobago

Score composed for the Make a Scene Promotion by FilmTT

Music in Film with Steelpan Influences – RVRBX 2023

As part of my presentation at the conference, this showcases the versatility of the steelpan by using it in an environment, opposite to its stereotypical use (to geographically locate a scene, usually the Caribbean or a beach somewhere).


Dr. Sneider

A hybrid orchestra composition, recorded during my time at NYU, but with the new Andy Narell Steelpans, the Ellie Mannette Collection, playing the lead.

Mario Kart Theme

A hybrid orchestral score, written in the theme of Mario Kart, one of my favourite games.

I Am Legend Rescore | 2021

This was completed as the last assignment of his degree. Here’s a different take on a scene from the famous film, I Am Legend.

Westworld Scoring Competition 2020

Written for the Spitfire Audio Westworld Scoring Competition judged by the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi, as well as the creators: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Executive Producer J.J. Abrams and the team at Spitfire Audio.

St. Benedict’s Steel | We Ain’t Going Home

St. Benedict’s Steel, led by Mr Dike Samai, has won the Sanfest Pan Ensemble Category for three consecutive years; 2013, 2014 and 2015. Here they perform “We Ain’t Going Home” by Christopher “Tambu” Herbert.

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