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Inez John replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan conquers rain - Las Cuevas
"When I was 8, and dat was many moons ago, pan members played Mozart, Tchaicovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Atilla the Hun, Roaring Lion et al. I enjoyed every bit of it and I didn't know nutten about classical music; and honestly, nutten about the…"
4 minutes ago
Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to VALENTINE YOUNG's discussion The Origin of The Engine Room
"Maybe, just maybe pioneers like Oscar Pile and Prince Batson can edify us... Certainly the forerunner "rhythmaires" with Tamboo Bamboo which "stepped in" all appear in one form or another in the various…"
49 minutes ago
Glenroy R Joseph replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"I'm fine Claude , just the aches and pains of being old. As you must be aware , the aging of the human body is not a pleasant thing :)"
1 hour ago
Calypsud Steelbands posted a video
1 hour ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"Glenroy: How is your RECUPERATION coming? Should I look for you in the 100m finals in RIO provided the ZIKA don't stop the show? Give us a report!!!"
2 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan conquers rain - Las Cuevas
"Glenroy, young people learn from old people that ain't change, but some old people feel they have to pander to the whims of the young people and that's where the problem arises."
2 hours ago
Glenroy R Joseph replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"I don't know where this talk of the original pans being created from drums left by US Navy Ships came from. That may have happened but it certainly won't have been the original drums for two obvious reasons : 1) The first pans were…"
2 hours ago
odw replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"Agreed, from the # 1 Bestselling Kids Almanac "The World Almanac For Kids in the Nations category. Trinidad & Tobago...Did you know? Steel drums were first made in Trinidad in the 1940s. It's been said. "It’s good to be a…"
3 hours ago
Lilian Sten replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"Cecil Hinkson. Thanks Cecil. Argument settled."
4 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"On the WEST COAST the instrument was MARKETED as the "CARIBBEAN STEEL DRUM" and hundreds of "CARIBBEAN STEELDRUM PLAYERS" (on the West Coast) made millions of dollars (collectively) under THAT BRAND over the decades. Like…"
4 hours ago
Glenroy R Joseph replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan conquers rain - Las Cuevas
"It is why i raised the issue about the type of music being played by steelbands today , Cecil Hinkson. The focus of the music has changed from modern party music for young people to stage and competition music , more suited for an older…"
4 hours ago
masai hall replied to Adam Mold's discussion The question of race.......
"We lament the lack of global/international recognition of Steelpan (music and instrument). When we do get it however, there is always this STUPID segment of Afro Trinis that only see " a non Black people stealing our…"
5 hours ago
BEDE LOPEZ is attending Pan Times's event
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Pan Masters Steelband Jamboree 2016 at "De Panyard",

May 29, 2016 from 5pm to 10pm
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend listening and dancing to the beautiful sounds of Steel Pan Music. Performed by some of the most talented Steel Pan Bands from Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, Maryland, and New YorkSee More
7 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"A steelpan is made from a steel drum."
7 hours ago
odw replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"Ellie Mannette Speaks - The Steel Drum an Art Form "
8 hours ago
odw replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"Birth of the Steel Drum/Pan "
8 hours ago
lady raygun posted a discussion

NEW PAN CD!

I am really pleased to announce the launch of my new CD! Named after Lord Kitchener’s calypso celebration of the flame-haired ladies, the album demonstrates the ample capabilities of the pan for versatility, and for musical and emotional expression. Two tracks (‘Happy’ and ‘Ave Maria’) feature fabulous and unique vocals from my long-term friend from our days in the Radcliffe Rollers Steel Band: Jo Servi. There is a wide range of styles here from soca and calypso to JS Bach and Lou Reed. I've had universally great feedback so far from everyone who has heard it so l am confident that this is my best work so far. We can ship worldwide.Outta de Box - Mark LoquanHappy - Pharrell Williams Poker Face - Lady GagaYou Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse Mario (Overworld Theme) - Koji Kondo Price Tag - Jessie J Red Head - Lord Kitchener The Statue Got Me High - They Might Be Giants All Tomorrow’s Parties - The Velvet Underground Anji - Davey Graham Sarabande - G. F. HandelGavotte en…See More
9 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan conquers rain - Las Cuevas
"There is gloating here about Pan in the Countryside, the venue was almost empty for NSSO they ain't say a ting."
14 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’
"Trini people say PAN [steelpan] never drum."
14 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan conquers rain - Las Cuevas
"People have to dance to steelband music again, they sit or stand and listen these days."
14 hours ago

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Pan conquers rain - Las Cuevas

Started by Pan Times in News. Last reply by Inez John 4 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - From early morning, forecasters warned of thunderstorms in Las Cuevas and it seems that show host…Continue

Tags: Countryside, Trinbago, Cuevas, Las, conquers

The Origin of The Engine Room

Started by VALENTINE YOUNG in Uncategorized. Last reply by Andre-Roger Dellevi 49 minutes ago. 11 Replies

Can Anyone Say for Sure Who is the First Man to Bring and Beat an Iron/ Car Wheel Hub into a Steel band to be used as Rhythm, which is still used Today?Continue

Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, “Was Dog A Doughnut’

Started by Pan Times in News. Last reply by Glenroy R Joseph 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

(OPB.org) Oregon Public Broadcasting Oregon, USA - At some point in the 1960s, steel drum (a.k.a. pan) music became the Caribbean equivalent of cheesy Vegas lounge tunes: something only an ill-dressed tourist might fancy during a cruise ship port o’…Continue

Tags: Hamburg, debut, album, Oregon, OPB

The question of race.......

Started by Adam Mold in Uncategorized. Last reply by masai hall 5 hours ago. 10 Replies

I hesitate to an ‘ism’ to the end of my post title as I am not sure if that is exactly the category a certain phenomenon I have recently uncovered falls under.As some of you know, about 6 months ago I wrote an article about how I with my wife…Continue

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For Sale

Posted by Patricia Toth on April 26, 2016 at 12:44pm 2 Comments

A complete small band , 4 tenors (high), 3 double seconds , 2double guitars, 1 treble cello  1 high 4 base , 1 low 6 base ,1 dudup , all pan stands and sticks. 1 Pair of congas, cow bell ,tambourine, maracas , scatcher and irons ,Also included 1 Yamaha power mixer and drum machine, 2 Yamaha (large) speakers with telescopic stands and the monitor and stand. all drums chromed but the base . Only serious inquiries please . Husband retiring from teaching pan , call Bob (crazy Theroulde ,  …

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Final send-off Trini Style by Despers

Posted by Brian Copeland on March 1, 2016 at 5:33pm 3 Comments

Thanks to Mario Nunes for this link:
Despers at Lapeyrouse

 
 
 

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