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A couple of band leaders were complaining to me today that they do not get royalties from the CDs and DVDs that are produced of Panorama performances.What???Something is very wrong here. Both indicate that they have not signed away any of their…Continue
The New Visionaries Pan Foundation has in its possession a list of Two Hundred Plus Trinidad and Tobago Steelbands which have become defunct for various reasons. These steelbands existed as far back as the early 1940’s. This list was compiled by one…Continue
For the bands from town I am going to start putting "Port-of-Spain" but I would appreciate any specific pointers like "Belmont" or "St. James" and the like. I just added the first female steelband to the list. "WHITE STARS" was formed at the GIRL'S…Continue
In 2006 I experienced the good fortune of attending a workshop conducted by legendary American Jazz luminary Barry Harris. His opening remarks to us have never left my mind to this day since (to me at least) he seemed to describe the entire…Continue
Female stage sides will bring greater exposure for the talents of our female pannists,and further BRAND Trinidad and Tobago as the indigenous home of the Steelband. Such Female Stage Sides will be in great demand overseas .for appearances at concerts,at parties,at Entertainment and Amusement Parks such as Disney World, Disneyland,Epcot Center,Universal etc. etc.and on Cruise Ships. This will provide the opportunity for these young women to earn some good US Dollars and to travel and…Continue