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Cecil hinkson replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Claude, The Codrington Pan Family could be successful anywhere in the world."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Patrick Ramdoo: You are not allowed to say anything nice about ANDY NARELL on this forum. So watch your step!!!"
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patrick ramdoo replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"I certainly would like to see the steelband in the next ten years. Where??? Beats the hell outa me. When one looks at the issues surrounding the development of the thing, it's difficult to be optimistic. In the meantime, I'll just listen…"
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oswald alexander replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Posted this some days ago,which is an echo of what I have said a few years ago. "I would advise the GROTT to partner with the Steelbands and use their facilities to encourage more hours of positive activity,as per home work centres,skills…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Let me cut to my end-game. I don't think that there are any MUSICAL ACTS in Trinidad that could be commercially successful in North America. They could get CULTURAL SPONSORED tours for special events -- paid for by some country or arts council.…"
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Rudy Kendall replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Quite to the contrary, Claude as Trinidad with its status as the Mecca, is the lynchpin which every expat living abroad who is a pan enthusiast can rally around. The local frame of reference is what is needed to maintain a steady course ahead, but…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
""Pan has gone global no doubt and cannot be managed with a local frame of thought." So the idea of using Trinidad as a SPRINGBOARD in any capacity (as Inez just intimated) is NULL and VOID!!!! "
7 hours ago
Rudy Kendall replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"One more point about the need for re-training/re-focusing existing managers stems from the comment Noel made earlier about steelbands appearing (or not) on Jazz festivals, etc. Why not? It's perfectly reasonable but the problem goes back the…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Very true Inez!!! But people either can't see it or don't want to believe it!!!"
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Inez John replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Pan eh going no way in de Mecca. We mentality toward pan have to change first. AND DAT EH HAPPENING NOT EVEN IN TEN YEARS.  "
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What did the Steelband in the Mecca accomplish in the last ten years, where would you like to see them in the next ten, what's a realistic goal?

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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Can a STEELBAND deliver in one of these WORLD MUSIC FESTIVALS? http://www.timeout.com/london/music/the-50-best-music-festivals-in-the-world"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Rudy: Why don't you tell us a little bit about the EUROPEAN STEELBAND FESTIVALS. The biggest one! The size of the crowds! How far people travel from to attend! The quality of the music! The performance fees that the bands receive! The…"
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merrytonestothebone replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Wha allyuh worrying about…Panorama go save we..."
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Rudy Kendall replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Thank you for allowing me the floor, Gentlemen. Claude, in addressing your post, I would like to point out that Noel made a few very good points. The first point of his that I will use to expand upon the need for better managers is that Noel…"
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Sesame Flyers - New York Panorama 2001 - Jit Samaroo arranger

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Here is the 2001 performance of a young Sesame Flyers performing a Jit Samaroo arrangement of Stranger by Shadow. This was done at the now most...

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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"There has only been ONE GOVERNMENT in Trinidad since 1956. So the answer is THE PNM GOVERNMENT!!!"
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Sesame Flyers - New York Panorama 2001 - Jit Samaroo arranger

Here is the 2001 performance of a young Sesame Flyers performing a Jit Samaroo arrangement of "Stranger" by Shadow. This was done at the now most quintessent...
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WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?

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What did the Steelband in the Mecca accomplish in the last ten years, where would you like to see them in the next ten, what's a realistic goal?Continue

A Win for Meyer Levin School for the Performing Arts, Community and Pan - East Flatbush Community Pushback stops City land-grab and immoral intentions...

Started by Pan Times in When Steel Talks Exclusive. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

Global - Recently it was announced in the New York Daily News that the city of New York under the auspices of the DOE (Department of Education) has withdrawn its own proposal to place students from an Uncommon Kings Collegiate Charter elementary…Continue

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Swiss Pan Vandals

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If You Own a Hang or Wish to Own a ''PanArt Hang'', You Are Either Highly Misinformed, Very Elitist, or Both!…Continue

Thornbury steel band all set for Brittany tour

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UK GazetteThornbury steel band all set for Brittany tourA STEEL band from a school in Thornbury will take their music to the continent next month as they prepare for a tour of Brittany.Members of The Castle School’s band Panache are set to travel…Continue

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Letter to Steel Pan Family

Posted by Hillary "Baga" Rezende on June 11, 2016 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

To My Steelband Family:

 

Since 1960 this man has been tuning pans for the City Symphony Orchestra on St. Paul’s Street (behind the bridge) in Port of Spain. When Carnival finished that year, we were each paid $300TT for an entire season of tuning. During the work session, he liked the sound of my work and invited me to his home in Diego Martin to conduct experiments in…

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Look out for the First "Digital Pan-Art Exhibition" to be held in the United States, entitled "PANOLOGY II"

Posted by Leon Simeon on June 8, 2016 at 12:50am 4 Comments

This is Leon Simeon, a Trinidadian by birth and a "TRINI TO THE BONE" who has been living in Houston, Texas since 1981 with his family, Leon is the creator of the First Ever...Series of Digital "STEEL-PAN-ART" coined as "PANOLOGY" Just follow meh if yuh Luv Steel Band/Pan Music and Art!

To all my followers, friends and Family...There's much more to come relating to "PANOLOGY" some may say that I went into hiding, NO WAY! I have been preparing an onslaught, working tediously on…

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