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Ken Agar replied to Pan Times's discussion Steelpan & Carnival History in Pictures: Tripoli Steel Orchestra
"This brought back good memories. The first time I played mas was sailor USS Ranger with Tripoli."
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This Calypso should win the CROWN
"Mighty Fearless - Five Rules of Calypso"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This Calypso should win the CROWN
"Brother Valentino - The Five Rules of Calypso"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This Calypso should win the CROWN
"Brian London? I say this is "suck-up" calypso, Duke said when he sang "What is Calypso" its and editorial in song. this is far from close to a tie I understand the point your are making, no disrespect. We are talking about the…"
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Raphael Parris shared Claude Gonzales's discussion on Facebook
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ARTHUR W TRAVERSO replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This Calypso should win the CROWN
"Lady Gypsy the sister of Winston Peters and Brian London are my two choices for the 2017 Calypso Monarch because I think there will be a tie . Reason being that to go in Skinners Park and sing against the PNM shows her bravery but she has a plight…"
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February 19, 2017 from 9am to 11:45pm – Queen's Park Savannah Trinidad & Tobago National Junior Panorama 2017 - Finals: Features Junior steel orchestras in the Primary Schools category, the Secondary Schools category and the Non-Schools category. http://ow.ly/Wg6z308d9ZU

Trinidad & Tobago National Junior Panorama 2017 - Finals

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Trinidad & Tobago National Junior Panorama 2017 - Finals: Features Junior steel orchestras in the Primary Schools category, the Secondary Schools cat…

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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This Calypso should win the CROWN
"My choice...a reality check. Plight Of My People by Lady Gypsy"
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Jr Panorama Promo 2017 https://youtu.be/xIQ_30AzclE

Jr Panorama Promo 2017

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Join us on Sunday 19th February, 2017 from 9AM for the National Junior Panorama Finals. Junior Pan Finals LIVE on TV4!

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odw replied to Pan Times's discussion Another Look and Listen to the 2017 Semi Finals - the AL collection & More
"Dalton Narine2 years ago Revolutionary, period. Phase II - I Music"
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Albert Bing Reid replied to Pan Times's discussion Another Look and Listen to the 2017 Semi Finals - the AL collection & More
"I totally agree with Miguel 's assessment about Despers and Exodus performances , but I haven't heard anything new coming All Stars."
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Trinidad & Tobago National 2017 ARIMA Panorama - ARIMA Steel Orchestras at Princess Royal Basket Ball Court, Arima

February 20, 2017 from 7pm to 11:30pm
Trinidad & Tobago National 2017 ARIMA Panorama featuring ARIMA Steel Orchestras. Time: 7:00 p.m.  Venue:   Princess Royal Basket Ball Court, Arima, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.See More
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Trinidad & Tobago National Junior Panorama 2017 - Finals at Queen's Park Savannah

February 19, 2017 from 9am to 11:45pm
Trinidad & Tobago National Junior Panorama 2017 - Finals:Features Junior steel orchestras in the Primary Schools category, the Secondary Schools category and the Non-Schools category. Time: 9:00 a.m.  Venue:  the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.   See Junior Panorama FinalistFree  -- Check for live internet streamSee More
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YAEESH ABDUL WAHID liked Pan Times's discussion An Interview with Pan Pioneer Hugh Borde of the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband by Von Martin
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Calypso Fiesta 2017 at Skinner Park,

February 18, 2017 from 12pm to 11:45pm
The National Carnival Commission, in collaboration with the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization, proudly presents the Calypso Fiesta.Join the annual pilgrimage to Skinner Park, San Fernando on Saturday February 18, from 12 noon, as 36 of our best calypsonians vie for a place in the Dimanche GrasTickets at $300 are available at NLCB LOTTO OUTLETS NATIONWIDE!...  Watch Live StreamIt’s Calypso Fiesta 2017!For information, please call the NCC @ 622-1670!See More
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Calypso Fiesta 2017 at Skinner Park,

February 18, 2017 from 12pm to 11:45pm
The National Carnival Commission, in collaboration with the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization, proudly presents the Calypso Fiesta.Join the annual pilgrimage to Skinner Park, San Fernando on Saturday February 18, from 12 noon, as 36 of our best calypsonians vie for a place in the Dimanche GrasTickets at $300 are available at NLCB LOTTO OUTLETS NATIONWIDE!...  Watch Live StreamIt’s Calypso Fiesta 2017!For information, please call the NCC @ 622-1670!See More
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Peter deLight replied to ARTHUR W TRAVERSO's discussion Does anyone on this forum know if we have the same set of judges for the large bands from the preliminaries all the way to the finals.
"MTTTB: Pure conjecture on my part but your final score should be the average of the remaining four judges after omitting the highest and the lowest, namely dropping 94 and 73 respectively. [Wow! 21 marks is quite a disparity — a sound reason…"
12 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to ARTHUR W TRAVERSO's discussion Do the foreign based arrangers really get respect from the local adjudicators in the large band category ?
"So ah wondering how many thousands of readers they have on that Pan Trivia site!!! Dem Calypso real boring, boy. Everybody internalizing the crime, everybody fraid to express emotions and criticize the government because they cannot bite the hand…"
12 hours ago

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Steelpan & Carnival History in Pictures: Tripoli Steel Orchestra

Started by Pan Times in When Steel Talks Exclusive. Last reply by Ken Agar 3 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Global - Gerome Bhola of Marabella in Southern Trinidad shared a few images from an old collection, relative to the world-famous Tripoli Steel Band…Continue

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This Calypso should win the CROWN

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by odw 7 minutes ago. 5 Replies

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Another Look and Listen to the 2017 Semi Finals - the AL collection & More

Started by Pan Times in Panorama. Last reply by odw 2 hours ago. 62 Replies

LargeDesperadoes Trinidad All Stars Silvers Stars Phase II Pan GrooveRenegades Steel Orchestra Supernovas Steel OrchestraSkiffle Steel OrchestraDesperadoes Steel OrchestraExodus Steel OrchestraBirdsong Steel Orchestra Invaders Steel…Continue

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Does anyone on this forum know if we have the same set of judges for the large bands from the preliminaries all the way to the finals.

Started by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO in Uncategorized. Last reply by Peter deLight 12 hours ago. 15 Replies

I understand that two of the judges are from Tobago. Also how is it possible for a band to get a lower score in the semi finals based on the critique each band gets in the prelims.This is the talk in the NY pan circles.      Continue

Do the foreign based arrangers really get respect from the local adjudicators in the large band category ?

Started by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 12 hours ago. 12 Replies

We all know what happen to the Andre White with Desperadoes and off course Andy Norrel who is no longer with Birdsong.Note Skiffle with the three New York based arrangers are occupying the same stellar position they held in the 2016 finals.       Continue

Calypso Rose - Victoires de la musique 2017

Started by Pan Times in News. Last reply by Ann 15 hours ago. 6 Replies

Calypso Rose 6 hours ago Calypso Rose - Victoires de la musique 2017Continue

Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2017 Finalist and Ticket Information

Started by Pan Times in Panorama. Last reply by Denise Wellons-Glover 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

The first of two (2) Finals, the Small Conventional Bands, takes place on Thursday 23rd February Skinner Park, San Fernando, from 7:00 pm. This event is staged in collaboration with Petrotrin. Admission is $100 and tickets are available at the…Continue

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WATCH: How good was Justin Homer on the Steel Drums this morning on The Kris Fade Show.

Started by Pan Times in Live Performance Video. Last reply by Jennifer Ire 18 hours ago. 1 Reply

In the midst of the Trinidad Carnival season, the sound of steelpan isn't rare to hear.However, hearing the sound of steelpan on a popular radio station morning show in Dubai may not be as common.Yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago national Justin Homer,…Continue

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D IRON......

Started by Cecil hinkson in Uncategorized. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 19 hours ago. 2 Replies

We were the only people using "IRON" as percussion in music, why today we rush to drown it out in the rhythm section, as if we are ashamed of it, there is a drum they use today that drown out everybody. The IRON has to be heard in a steelband, …Continue

An Interview with Pan Pioneer Hugh Borde of the Trinidad Tripoli Steelband by Von Martin

Started by Pan Times in Interview. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

Producer, author and noted on-air broadcaster Von Martin shares another important documentary on the pan from his archives. This time we meet Pan Pioneer Hugh Borde.Head of Caribbeana Communications Inc. Von Martin shares one of his many interviews…Continue

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Blog Posts

Thanking Massy Trinidad All Stars for thier sponsorship to La Famille for Panorama 2017

Posted by roger whiteman on February 15, 2017 at 6:31pm 7 Comments

Attention: Mr. Nigel Williams and the management of Massy Trinidad All Stars, La Famille United Steel Orchestra would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sponsoring La Famille for Panorama 2017. Information from the past, it has never been done before having a large band sponsor a single pan band.  We just wanted to express our appreciation for your contribution to our band.

Yours truly,

ROGER WHITEMAN

MANAGER

PANORAMA ACHIEVERS CAN BOOST TOURISM AND REVENUE

Posted by Sandra L Blood on February 11, 2017 at 6:06pm 0 Comments

 



PANORAMA ACHIEVERS CAN BOOST TOURISM AND REVENUE



 



 



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    Official Panorama 2017 preliminary large band results were released on…

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