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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"A serious question for you and everyone else. This LIST (File) will consist of two data elements as a starting point: BAND NAME and LOCATION. But even this simple configuration needs some analysis. Some bands named themselves after their…"
21 minutes ago
Jerry Bain posted a discussion

Pan Alive ‘dead’ band leader says

Pan Alive may well be alive this year but it could be wounded due to a dispute between the leaders of the two largest steel bands and Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) over funding.The annual presentation by OSA slated for July 31 at Lamport Stadium is a significant and popular event during Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival“Dead!” said an adamant Wendy Jones, leader of Pan Fantasy, an 80-member core mobile steel band, when asked if the event will happen as scheduled.However, Ken Bhagan, OSA board chair, and Dwight Belgrove, board band rep for St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, both adamantly stated Pan Alive will happen as planned, whether any bands pull out or not.Jones told The Camera as we went to press late Tuesday that “OSA failed to help the bands financially. As for the Festival Management Committee (FMC) – they have no money.”She said the payments offered by OSA are lower this year and they are still waiting to be paid for last year. As for the prize money from…See More
51 minutes ago
oswald alexander replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Ha~ha~ha,never kno yuh is a chinee... Claude Yuh-win!"
1 hour ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"YES BOSS ALEXANDER!!! I am staying in the trenches!!! Many administrative decisions to be made. The NEW VISIONARIES sent me the original list and Jeremy sent me ALL KINDA TINGS (including his list) that I cannot thank him enough for. When you get…"
1 hour ago
Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Great idea"
2 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion TOP CLASS ARRANGER ARRANGES PANORAMA TUNES FOR THE MOST LARGE BANDS
"odw, I needed that. Ray is ah BOSS."
2 hours ago
mervyn charles shared Pan Times's video on Facebook
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oswald alexander replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"CLaude It seems as there were two Thunder Birds, two Finland,two Pan Pipers and two Cross Fire.Count one each as a passed band  from Arima. Keep the good work going "
5 hours ago
odw replied to earl richards's discussion TOP CLASS ARRANGER ARRANGES PANORAMA TUNES FOR THE MOST LARGE BANDS
"Celebration is in order... "
5 hours ago
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Thanks for the update. At first I was less than enthusiastic about the compilation of a list of steebands which have passed. That’s a job for the pan historians, I mused. But, when put in the context of how the story of those bands contributed…"
6 hours ago
mervyn charles liked earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
7 hours ago
Kendall Williams replied to Pan Times's discussion Princeton student Kendall Williams adds steel pan to Bang on a Can
"Will do, thanks for the kind words!!!"
7 hours ago
Kendall Williams replied to Pan Times's discussion Princeton student Kendall Williams adds steel pan to Bang on a Can
"Thanks for the support and words of encouragement!"
7 hours ago
BEDE LOPEZ replied to odw's discussion International Panorama Championships in August 12 foreign steelbands coming to challenge Trinbago’s best
"I would like to see Ebony Steelband from England win it all if the arranger is" Anise 'Halfers' Hadeed" I always like him as an arranger, I like his Demeanor, always cool, no fuss."
20 hours ago
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion ANOTHER "WOMAN ON THE BASS"
"Claude I always like the Slow version, I never paid attention to the fast Version, in those years I had stop Playing Pan I miss all those years of Pan, I was out of it from 1970 to 1997, when I went back I heard High Man in ah Party and I said…"
20 hours ago
Andrew Christopher liked earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
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brenda hosang liked earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
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Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion HOW DID TRINIDAD ALL STARS CHOOSE WOMAN ON THE BASS FOR THEIR PANORAMA TUNE OF CHOICE IN 1980
"earl richards, nice story, I'm sure like many other things they were the only band to choose a panorama tune that way."
21 hours ago
brenda hosang replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion ANOTHER "WOMAN ON THE BASS"
"Noah, Thank you for a pick me up.  This fast version is electric when you are in the middle of the band.  Although I always speak of liking the slow version, this time of hearing it now has me re-thinking.....  sml..sml... Brenda H."
21 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion A LITTLE BIT OF FORSYTH FROM THE LATE FITZGERALD GERRY JEMMOTT FORMER MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TRINIDAD ALL STARS
"earl richards, I have the utmost respect for Smooth and the All Stars organization."
21 hours ago

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DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 21 minutes ago. 81 Replies

We are going to have some MAJOR UPDATES coming up this week. So what I would like to happen is for anyone who made a contribution which is not on the WORKING LIST -- give me a little tap behind my head and say Claude you left out the band I posted.…Continue

Pan Alive ‘dead’ band leader says

Started by Jerry Bain in Uncategorized 51 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Pan Alive may well be alive this year but it could be wounded due to a dispute between the leaders of the two largest steel bands and Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) over funding.The annual presentation by OSA slated for July 31 at Lamport…Continue

TOP CLASS ARRANGER ARRANGES PANORAMA TUNES FOR THE MOST LARGE BANDS

Started by earl richards in Panorama. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 2 hours ago. 24 Replies

I think Ray Holman holds  the title for Arranging the most Panorama tunes for different Large Steel Orchestras. He arranged Panorama Tunes for Starliff, Invaders, Phase 2, Tokyo when they were in the large Category, Exodus, Pandemonium, Hummingbirds…Continue

Princeton student Kendall Williams adds steel pan to Bang on a Can

Started by Pan Times in News. Last reply by Kendall Williams 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Kendall Williams sees the potential in the steel pan, the bright, resonant, pinging instrument widespread in island music.In his own compositions that showcase the instrument, Williams looks to Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Philip Glass and Steve Reich,…Continue

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The O.S.A. ( again )

Posted by Jerry Bain on July 6, 2015 at 6:22pm 1 Comment

Pan Alive ‘dead’ band leader says

Pan Alive may well be alive this year but it could be wounded due to a dispute between the leaders of the two largest steel bands and Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) over funding.

The annual presentation by OSA slated for July 31 at Lamport Stadium is a significant and popular event during Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

“Dead!” said an adamant Wendy Jones, leader of Pan Fantasy, an 80-member core mobile…

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Formation of All female stage sides from within the large steelbands

Posted by Neil Lambie on June 28, 2015 at 10:04pm 0 Comments

Female stage sides will bring greater exposure for the talents of our female pannists,and further BRAND  Trinidad and Tobago as the indigenous  home of the Steelband.  Such Female Stage Sides will be in great demand overseas .for appearances at concerts,at parties,at Entertainment and Amusement Parks such as Disney World, Disneyland,Epcot Center,Universal etc. etc.and on Cruise Ships.    This will provide the opportunity for these young women to earn some good US Dollars and to travel and…

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