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Marilyn Roberts commented on courtney barholomew's blog post Panorama Judging 2015
"I agree with the above comment. I am not a musician but credit must be given to the best music arrangement and not by favoritism. Music is  the food of love so lets play on. I appeal to music arrangers to get up and fight for the years that you…"
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Smooth Sailing at 2015 Panorama Musical Game of Thrones - The Good, Bad...

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The Good, Bad and Ugly - Panorama 2015 - A WST Review- Trinidad and Tobago Steelband Panorama 2015.

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Time for the steelbands to take back the road... MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 - by Rubadiri Victor

A sober look at Trinidad Carnival...Charlotte Street and Frederick Street- Port of Spain- the so-called capital of Carnival in the World... DEAD!!! by Rubadiri VictorTime for the steelbands to take back the road...
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Catelli Trinidad All Stars presents Modern Africa for carnival 1969. When Steel Talks Carnival and Steelpan media archives.

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MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 - by Rubadiri Victor

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How I love to see Pan trailers on the road for Carnival... Not as much as I like to HEAR pan played- bomb tunes, old time classics, contemporary...

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St. Margaret's Boys Steel Orchestra performs Machel Montano's EPIC. Arranged by Le'Roi Simmonds.
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patrick commented on Pan Times's page DESPERADOES Steel Orchestra - Jouvert morning on Frederick Street - 2015
"So dangerous, a big truck carrying steelpans, people need to be constantly be looking back at the truck behind them. Is this what jouvert come to in Trinidad? No more taking a nice chip in the band and listening to the sweet pan music. This is what…"
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Time for steelbands to take back the road?? MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 - by Rubadiri Victor

"When you Trinis start behaving like decent human beings then people will patronize these events. For the past two years you look at the newspapers. Killing, killing and more killing and corruption, corruption and more corruption. Local Trinis are…"
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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 14 hours ago. 33 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

Rules - International Panorama Competition - 8th-9th August 2015

Started by Pan Times in News. Last reply by BEDE LOPEZ 15 hours ago. 13 Replies

Trinidad All Stars - Panorama Jams (2006-2012)…Continue

The minority sport of Carnival

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By Martin Daly - Trinidad ExpressThe only remarkable thing about Carnival 2015 was the obvious acceleration of its decline into a minority sport with less and less redeeming artistic value and rapidly decreasing audiences.In keeping with the title…Continue

Judging Criteria

Started by Leslie Michael Jordan in Steelband Music. Last reply by BEDE LOPEZ 18 hours ago. 7 Replies

Kentish, it seem's as though "WE HEARD" the same thing, total "Discord / Dissionance", a harsh combination of musical sounds, I taught I heard an G 7th, when it should have been a G dominant 7th flat 9th, had I been a "Judge", they would not have…Continue

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Panorama Judging 2015

Posted by courtney barholomew on February 27, 2015 at 6:02pm 10 Comments

     

The Pan Movement across the world has gone into orbit but our Panorama is still stuck in the mud. Please know that the reality is our instrument is no longer ours: the pan has taken on a life of its own and is roaming freely, taking root wherever it is appreciated. At this time, our only claim to it is that pan originated in Trinbago. Trinbago as the mecca of pan music is now becoming in jeopardy. If better music is being played elsewhere,…

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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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