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Steel drum Band, Welsh

at the beginning of the wales rugby world cup games there was an awesome steel drum band
3 hours ago
Glenroy R Joseph replied to Wayne Cezair's discussion Royalties from Panorama DVD sales
"My point is that we seem to expect a market for steelband products to be created by magic , or as we say in Trini, " jes so". I think that whether we are talking about reexamining the role of the steelband in Carnival, or the eventual…"
5 hours ago
Gerard Clarke replied to The New Visionaries's discussion STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"The Raymond family was a small group aka The Klim Kids."
5 hours ago
Gerard Clarke replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Birdland and Starnicks were from Carenage."
5 hours ago
PJJ replied to Wayne Cezair's discussion Royalties from Panorama DVD sales
"ODW and Glenroy, While I think both of you are correct regarding the promotional value of these items, my views are tempered by the knowledge that there are people whose income, sometimes their only income, is from pan.  Many of these people…"
7 hours ago
Winston Ghany replied to The New Visionaries's discussion STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"SanDo Organetts.From Coffee St"
9 hours ago
Glenroy R Joseph replied to Wayne Cezair's discussion Royalties from Panorama DVD sales
"ODW, I think we're of like minds , since most of the stuff we've posted on the web over the years have been to expose and promote the culture to the wider world, not for profit. Unfortunately, many do not see the issue in the same way. "
9 hours ago
Hollis Marcelle replied to The New Visionaries's discussion STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Please add Serenaders (Red Hill Morvant) ,Teenage Serenaders (Morvant Avenue Morvant) and Stardust (Taporite Street Morvant)"
10 hours ago
odw replied to Wayne Cezair's discussion Royalties from Panorama DVD sales
"Glenroy, Your analysis should resonate in all the Panyards in the Mecca, this is what I’m trying to say “this crop is not fully mature.” I go back and listen to how the pioneers speak about their inventions, Bertie Marshall made…"
10 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to merrytonestothebone's discussion Let's talk music...
"Good man, enjoy your vacation, maybe when you return the class might have a few questions."
10 hours ago
merrytonestothebone replied to merrytonestothebone's discussion Let's talk music...
"Yeah man…I goin' good…trying to decide what next to post since I'm going on a lil vacation next week…very happy with the general response though…seems like I must be a good teacher since the class has no…"
10 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to merrytonestothebone's discussion Let's talk music...
"Prof, just checking in to see how yuh doing."
11 hours ago
Glenroy R Joseph replied to Wayne Cezair's discussion Royalties from Panorama DVD sales
"In my humble opinion , the panorama DVDs should be more about promotion of the panorama , the steelbands and the art-form than for profit , until such time as the demand becomes sufficient to generate profits. Therefore the pricing and availability…"
12 hours ago
Wayne Phillips replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Savoy's from Laventile /back road..."
12 hours ago
Noah replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Not sure if they still exist but how about (Texaco) Sky Chief, Olympians, Western Serenaders (Tobago), and there's also Lee Chong's Pan Glow from San Fernando who came back out a few years ago after a spell but hasn't don't…"
12 hours ago
Noah replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Ebonites, Flamingoes, Tunapuna All Stars and West Side Symphony are all still active..."
13 hours ago
Andrew Gomez shared Claude Gonzales's discussion on Facebook
13 hours ago
Michael David Germain replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"There was a band formed in the Guapo/Gonzales Village area in the early 1970s, called the Lake Asphalt Euphonics. I don't know if they are still in existence, and/or maybe carry another name."
13 hours ago
Robert Saldenha replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"We had a steelband on upper Edward street named "Panorama", Carl Greenidge was the tuner and arranger, Clyde Blondell was the captain.    However, it was short-lived around for sometime, but made the road and Panorama only…"
13 hours ago
Robert Saldenha replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Neal and Massy "Trendsetters" "
14 hours ago

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Royalties from Panorama DVD sales

Started by Wayne Cezair in Uncategorized. Last reply by Glenroy R Joseph 5 hours ago. 10 Replies

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

STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED

Started by The New Visionaries in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gerard Clarke 5 hours ago. 131 Replies

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

DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gerard Clarke 5 hours ago. 57 Replies

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

Let's talk music...

Started by merrytonestothebone in Uncategorized. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 10 hours ago. 68 Replies

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

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Formation of All female stage sides from within the large steelbands

Posted by Neil Lambie on June 28, 2015 at 10:04pm 0 Comments

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…

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Norman Darway Died

Posted by VALENTINE YOUNG on June 26, 2015 at 7:58pm 3 Comments

I just Heard that Norman Darway Steelband Historian Has Passed on Wednesday. May He R.I.P

 
 
 

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