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Carlton E. Munroe replied to Pan Times's discussion Steelpan Great Francis “Patsy” Haynes Remembered
"I met Patsy when he first came here from T'dad. Him and Yankee Boy were Harlem All Stars main players along with Pop's Patsy was simply amazing on the Tenor (dazzaling). He was a short man that played with tall intensions. May he R. I.…"
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Odie Franklin - Despers USA - Upclose! - A WST Exclusive Interview

In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks, steelpanist and arranger Odie Franklin - shares his views, passion and expectations for his maiden...

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Composers OutFront! concert - Pan In Motion at Frederick Loewe Theatre

October 29, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
ACO (American Composers Orchestra) presents arranger, composer and steelpan performing artist Kendall Williams in a Composers OutFront! concert - Pan In Motion.  Concert will include performances by three steel orchestras:   NYU Steel performing the world premiere of Kendall Williams’ Rehearsals, et al; CrossFire Steel Orchestra with Williams’ arrangement of Big in De Dance et al, and; Brooklyn Steel Orchestra (BSO) performing Williams’ Midnight Breeze.  Time:  7:30 p.m.  Venue:  Frederick…See More
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“Friendship” sung by “Trinirollo” composed by Roland A. Barnes click for lyrics, picture, bio...

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Roaming - Exodus - by Pelham Goddard - 2008 ‘Pan Is Beautiful XI

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Veteran award winning songwriter and champion steelband music arranger Pelham Goddard calls Roaming one of his most favorite music creations. With...

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Celebrating the life of Eddie Quarless in New York - A Musical Send-off

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Steelpan Great Francis “Patsy” Haynes Remembered

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by Les Slater October 29 (editor’s note this article was originally published in 1987) will mark two years since we bade farewell to Francis “Patsy” Haynes — a name of which a…Continue

Brute Force Steel Bands

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In the nineteen fifties, the Cuban mambo sounds were very popular with steel bands, and were even heard on the road at Trinidad Carnival.The Brute Force Steel Orchestra of Antigua was one of the best known and most popular steelbands in the…Continue

Revisited -- Daddy Sparks, Seventy-eight years young & still playing the Steelpan

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by Hollis Clifton Pan Diaspora VisionaryTrinidad, W.I. - Come carnival 2010 Fitz-Gerald Sparks would be 79 years young and still playing…Continue

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WHAT'S THE GAME PLAN?

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Are we supposed to sit be quiet and play like we don't remember that an election was supposed to be held around this time some 3-4yrs ago for the World Governing Body of Pan in the Mecca?I find it ridiculous that pan people have to wait so long to…Continue

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With so many competent female panplayers throughout the land the time is overdue for Steelbands to have their individual "All female stage sides". e.g  "All Stars female stage side",  "Phase II femal…

Posted by Neil Lambie on October 21, 2014 at 7:40pm 1 Comment

With so many competent female panplayers throughout the land the time is overdue for Steelbands to have their individual "All female stage sides".

e.g  "All Stars female stage side",  "Phase II female stage side",  "Silver Stars female stage side",  "Exodus female stage side", " Katzenjammers female stage side", " Bucconeers female stage side" , "Angel Harps female stage side"  etc.etc.etc.  It is time that the women get…

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