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Historical picture - Shadow, Kitchener Machel Montano, and the Mighty Sparrow

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MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 By Rubadiri Victor

"Never having seen Mardi Gras, I recognise in the T&T Carnival what it has evolved into, helped by large financial and organisational investment, state and private. It remains the case that people play the mas they want to play, they are moved to…"
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MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 - by Rubadiri Victor

"p.s. I've been back every year since. But only for Panorama"
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MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 - by Rubadiri Victor

"Nothing ever gets better if the driving force is money. The first 15 yrs of my life I watched mas on Oxford street / Charlotte street. In 1965 & 66 I played with Starlift. It was a wrench and a sad day when I emigrated to England. On my return…"
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MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 - by Rubadiri Victor

"Of course "de man dead". Every one could see dat.  Why he get dead? Could anyting be done to raise he from de dead.? Jes tellin me dat he dead is "de dog bite man" ? Dat is not news."
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MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 - by Rubadiri Victor

"I know what you mean, i live abroad, and will try to make it home every other year, after this year, no more, i remember 40 years ago, when people were waiting to see,Sally,McWilliams,LEhung, Bailey, Lovlace,and so on,and lately, MC.Farlane and…"
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Pan on D'Avenue IV at Woodbrook, Trinidad

August 22, 2015 at 6:30pm to August 23, 2015 at 2:30am
Steel bands parading along Ariapita Avenue from Taylor Street to Colville Street. This year Pan Tuners and Pan Manufacturers will be honoured.See More
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Panorama Finals 2015 | PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars http://ow.ly/JHcaM

Panorama Finals 2015 | PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars

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14.02.15 | Panorama Finals | Nitrogen Silver Stars Edwin's Legacy - 2015 - posted by Trinidad Carnival

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Glenroy R Joseph replied to Pan Times's discussion Revisited -- The job of Panorama Judging Realities and Myths
"Well said , Gerald Greene. And I'm re-reading my post on this discussion from four years ago and my thoughts are the same today as they were then."
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Tokyo Steel Orchestra - Panorama 2015

"Barry, Thanks for your response.  I feel better hearing you document for us WST members that you did make adjustments.  Of course that does not mean that other bands did not do the same but we need you guys to put it out there that efforts…"
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Clifford Alexis - UpClose - A WST Exclusive Interview - 1964 Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband http://ow.ly/JssLa

Clifford Alexis - UpClose - A WST Exclusive Interview - 1964 Trinidad &...

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Global - In 1964 twenty-two members of the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband toured the United States and created steelpan music history....

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odw replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Mr. William Jones - CASYM
"Wishing all the BEST in your service to the youths and the development of the steelband movement in NY. You are truly an "Unsung Hero"..http://www.panonthenet.com/upclose/2013/william-jones-casym-6-9-2013.htm"
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Happy Birthday to Mr. William Jones - CASYM

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When Steel Talks extends birthday greetings to Mr. William Jones - founder of CASYM Steel Orchestra.

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"Party Time" - Pan Elders (2015 Panorama Medium Band FINALS) http://ow.ly/JHbYK

"Party Time" - Pan Elders (2015 Panorama Medium Band FINALS)

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Like Ah Boss | Machel Montano | International Power Soca Monarch 2015 Finals

"What is Soca; Soca-Calypso; Power-Soca? What is the difference & who defines the different categories and most important where does the cash for the winners come from?"
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Revisited -- The job of Panorama Judging Realities and Myths

Started by Pan Times in Panorama. Last reply by Glenroy R Joseph 1 hour ago. 44 Replies

Victor Prescod - Performer, Educator and Adjudicator - In the Spotlight On judging, Victor believes that one of the things that needs to be looked at is the criteria for judging.  “Many times persons faultthe adjudicators for results, but the…Continue

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Happy Birthday to Mr. William Jones - CASYM

Started by Pan Times in Commentary. Last reply by odw 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

When Steel Talks extends birthday greetings to Mr. William Jones - founder of CASYM Steel Orchestra.Continue

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TUNING & TUNERS

Started by Leslie Michael Jordan in Steelband Music. Last reply by brenda hosang 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

Of course I'm prejudice, but I have to say this, this year's 2015 panorama, apart from myself and Anthony Williams work, I've heard one of the best "ping pong / tenor pan" in "Phase II" in the past 25 years, I played "Malagenua, Poet & Peasant,…Continue

5 lessons Trinidad All Stars has taught us (if we can stop criticizing long enough to listen)

Started by DJ in Steelband Music. Last reply by kentish borde 16 hours ago. 20 Replies

I stopped visiting this forum about a year ago, due to my abject disappointment at the level of ignorance displayed by many members, most of whom should know better. Too many recycled grudges dating back before I was born (and I am in my forties).…Continue

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Educating and developing Steelpan

Posted by deanne pijl on February 26, 2015 at 8:02am 3 Comments

As I hope you all know, I started a small project on The Cape Verde Island, São Vicente.

First part is done successfully, which was introducing and teaching pan. They never heard, saw or played a steelpan before. I was lucky that Nostalgia Steelband from London, lend me some pans, and took them with me, payed my own ticket to get there, and taught them how to play. 

The goal was to form a small steelband together with the inhabitants of São Vicente and play on their carnival…

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why All Stars won 2015

Posted by joan gower de.Chabert on February 25, 2015 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Darryl Joseph's dispassionate account on why All Stars won in 2015  was spot on. What he did not mention in his article was the dedication of the Drill master and his drive for excellence. Additionally, the band had experts in the field who listened to  the practice sessions  and  provided  feed back to the Arranger and Drill master.

Also,  the band is blessed with  an arranger who is humble  enough  to willingly   accept feed back and to adjust his arrangement…

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