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Lilian Sten replied to Bertel Gittens's discussion BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO CECIL HINKSON!
"Happy Birthday! May you be blessed,always!"
1 hour ago
Sherwin Campbell replied to Pan Times's discussion Not Going to New York Panorama 2015 but... Are Steelpan Musicians Worth More Than A Selfie?
"I've been saying it for years, "Give them back their day, keep your money in your pockets and for those who can travel in and out of this country, go home for Panorama, spend your money where it's appreciated ". With the state of…"
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to Pan Times's discussion Not Going to New York Panorama 2015 but... Are Steelpan Musicians Worth More Than A Selfie?
"Claude Gonzales, Actually I am planning to attend, I haven't been to NY Panorama over 10 years."
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GYPSY GONE FOR CANE
"Patrick, there is always two sides of a story, the true side and the false side, let us wait and see what else comes out of the bag before we past Judgment."
3 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Not Going to New York Panorama 2015 but... Are Steelpan Musicians Worth More Than A Selfie?
"(Bede: Since you are going (LIVE) you could be the OFFICIAL REPORTER. Big promotion, boy."
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to Pan Times's discussion Not Going to New York Panorama 2015 but... Are Steelpan Musicians Worth More Than A Selfie?
"I am so sorry to hear that WST/Pan times not attending the NY Panorama 2015, I remembered there was some kind of a conflict last year, well I was waiting for WST to post the Line up, luckily I got some info and I Posted  it myself, So, this…"
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brenda hosang replied to Bertel Gittens's discussion BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO CECIL HINKSON!
"Wow, I almost missed the whole day!!.  Happy B-Day Cecil.  God's Blessings to you. Brenda H."
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Khari Codrington replied to Pan Times's discussion Not Going to New York Panorama 2015 but... Are Steelpan Musicians Worth More Than A Selfie?
"Considering the state of PAN in USA and UK Diaz and company must feel they doing a good job. Just thinking.  "
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patrick ramdoo replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GYPSY GONE FOR CANE
"I shudda know. I heard the caiso before."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Are theSteelband clashes of the sixties exaggerated ?
"Cultural scholar Gordon Rohlehr, in his book Calypso and Society in Pre-Independence Trinidad, notes that 1946 to 1956 saw an increase in cases of wounding and robbery with violence and murder. He writes: "Some of this violence took place…"
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patrick ramdoo replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GYPSY GONE FOR CANE
"I have no respect for  Gypsy, but it seems like a trini mentality ting. Two weeks ago Gypsy praise the lady to high heavens, now he sayin' 'tuh hell wid she" Dey mad! "
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patrick ramdoo replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Are theSteelband clashes of the sixties exaggerated ?
"But I don't remember anyone dying."
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patrick ramdoo replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Are theSteelband clashes of the sixties exaggerated ?
"When you look at it from today's perspective with the different types of guns that there are today, the clashes pale in comparison. They were real and certainly not exaggerated. Nobody was really into the killing thing. A few chops, iron…"
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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO CECIL HINKSON!

Started by Bertel Gittens in Uncategorized. Last reply by Lilian Sten 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

Have a GREAT one today Bro!Continue

Not Going to New York Panorama 2015 but... Are Steelpan Musicians Worth More Than A Selfie?

Started by Pan Times in When Steel Talks Exclusive. Last reply by Sherwin Campbell 2 hours ago. 5 Replies

Brooklyn, New York, USA - When Steel Talks (WST) will not be present at the 2015 New York Panorama competition. By choice. Based on our past…Continue

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Are theSteelband clashes of the sixties exaggerated ?

Started by Glenroy R Joseph in Steelband Music. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 5 hours ago. 11 Replies

I an not one to try to whitewash the past , but the era of the late nineteen fifties into the early seventies seems to be defined in the minds of some as an era of "old pan and cutlash " and steelband clashes.There were clashes indeed , mostly in…Continue

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LARGE BANDS :

Posted by Francescoli on August 17, 2015 at 11:03pm 0 Comments

I agree with Patrice that people  are not interested in the small bands. Keep the

Small Bands and Pan Around the Neck competition in August at the Savannah so they will have their own patrons and more interest will be given to them.

Go back to the Large and medium bands as before for Carnival. Why? The stands are always almost empty even in the big band competition because you…

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TRINIDAD ALL STARS is the BEST STEEL BAND in the WORLD!

Posted by Wop on August 11, 2015 at 3:39pm 0 Comments

For those of us who believe that God corrects human mistakes, this victory for Trinidad All Stars is nothing short of justice served. Panorama 1987 is often referred to as the bench-mark moment that the people knew the judges were fallible when they placed All Stars 'Curry Tabanca' in 4th place. It is regarded as a sin against the very culture of Trinbago. Although we still bare the scar of that injustice, we can now wear it with pride as we have lived to see that masterpiece and the…

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