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Clifford Alexis - UpClose - A WST Exclusive Interview - 1964 Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband http://ow.ly/JssLa
Global - In 1964 twenty-two members of the Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband toured the United States and created steelpan music history....
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
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
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
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…Continue
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…Continue