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Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to earl richards's discussion New Visionaries, UPPM and CIP got little or no support from the large bands, Where as the ISF{Big 5 Foundation} has plenty support from posters, What is the big difference ? Pan Talent comes to mind.
"Mi Amigo, I'm a REALIST, I deal with facts, integrity and principles and, I have a great amount of respect for your "Enthusiasm" man, I really do but, with Brian Copeland the "Infringist and Plagiarist" of S.N.S.E's/Pan…"
5 hours ago
earl richards replied to earl richards's discussion New Visionaries, UPPM and CIP got little or no support from the large bands, Where as the ISF{Big 5 Foundation} has plenty support from posters, What is the big difference ? Pan Talent comes to mind.
"Much respected Claude. appreciate your response, The ISF have the tools to be successful, Music, Sponsors, $$$ and help from the EXPATS. On the other hand Bugs may maybe suffering from a serious concussion now.."
5 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion New Visionaries, UPPM and CIP got little or no support from the large bands, Where as the ISF{Big 5 Foundation} has plenty support from posters, What is the big difference ? Pan Talent comes to mind.
"The NEW VISIONARIES and the UPPM and the CIP (and Doctor Dolly) have NO PRODUCT. On the other hand the BIG 5 got more music than TRINIDAD GOT CRIME. If the BIG 5 STEELBANDS go back to the studio with about 30 good players they could reproduce two…"
6 hours ago
earl richards replied to earl richards's discussion New Visionaries, UPPM and CIP got little or no support from the large bands, Where as the ISF{Big 5 Foundation} has plenty support from posters, What is the big difference ? Pan Talent comes to mind.
"Notable posters have thrown the New Visionaries UPPM and the CIP under the bus as they have failed to live up to their promises so far. I hope that after the ISF concert on the 22nd July they do not give them the same treatment and have…"
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6 hours ago
earl richards replied to Bugs's discussion So will Bunji & Faye-Ann boycott Carnival in New York and Trinidad in support of the Pan Community?
"Faye-Ann and Bunji have been performing regular at Trinidad All Stars Carnival fete Soca by the river. Need I say more about their support of Pan."
7 hours ago
ARTHUR W TRAVERSO replied to Bugs's discussion So will Bunji & Faye-Ann boycott Carnival in New York and Trinidad in support of the Pan Community?
"I totally agree with you Claude . FayAnn and Bunjai is all about business and getting their pockets fat while they are still in their prime. They are true ambassadors of the Soca artform. Their career has spanned the globe and Bunji just made a…"
7 hours ago
patrick ramdoo replied to Bugs's discussion So will Bunji & Faye-Ann boycott Carnival in New York and Trinidad in support of the Pan Community?
"That's a stretch. Let pan ppl handle dey bizness. Let dem boycott carnival."
8 hours ago
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Bugs replied to Bugs's discussion So will Bunji & Faye-Ann boycott Carnival in New York and Trinidad in support of the Pan Community?
"Claude This is Faye-Ann just a few days ago in full support of Pan. She will put her money where her mouth is!! She will kick Rolly Polly in D-ass  with her 10 inch heals."
9 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Bugs's discussion So will Bunji & Faye-Ann boycott Carnival in New York and Trinidad in support of the Pan Community?
"The answer to your question is a resounding NOOOOO!!!! SOCA STARS taking care of dey business; and dey letting PAN STARS take care of dey business. And FYI: Bunji and Faye-Ann are pursuing acting careers in HOLLYWOOD. They have no fight with ROLLY…"
9 hours ago
Bugs posted a discussion

So will Bunji & Faye-Ann boycott Carnival in New York and Trinidad in support of the Pan Community?

With all the abuse Pan has been getting in New York and Trinidad, can the Pan Community depend on support from Soca artist like Bunji, Faye-Ann and Machel Montano if they boycott Panorama?See More
9 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUNJI GARLIN says SOCA [and PAN?] suffers from lack of support at home
"Aquil: You and Gregory sounding real depressed, boy. Allyuh wake up one day and suddenly realize that KEITH DIAZ ain't going NOWHERE and any hope of moving the STEELBAND MOVEMENT forward in Trinidad is dead -- at least until 2020 when Keith…"
11 hours ago
B ajoh liked Pan Times's discussion Out of pain this culture was born - The Steelband of Trinidad & Tobago
11 hours ago
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BUNJI GARLIN says SOCA [and PAN?] suffers from lack of support at home
"Has nothing to do with no one but every thing to do with every one. We are in a sad place for being stuck in a time zone. We can't even recognise the paradigm shift in international and local entertainment and just to suit. The heads simply not…"
12 hours ago
Imamu Baraka replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to the legendary Pan innovator Anthony Williams
"Happy Birthday Tony the greatest of them all. "
13 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Anthony Bourdain takes on Trinidad in the latest episode of "Parts Unknown"!
"It's quite amusing to me (since this is BLACK TRINI FORUM and a PNM FORUM) that people are SO SURPRISED that the OTHER RACES on the island COULD EVEN HAVE OPINIONS about the country. Especially opinions that do not match thought for…"
15 hours ago
S. F. Thomas replied to Pan Times's discussion Anthony Bourdain takes on Trinidad in the latest episode of "Parts Unknown"!
"odw: Thanks for posting these. I gave a link only to the second, then realized the earlier one was actually more on point. But once one gets to one, the other one will also be right there to look at also... for those interested enough to dig…"
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odw replied to Pan Times's discussion Anthony Bourdain takes on Trinidad in the latest episode of "Parts Unknown"!
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16 hours ago

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So will Bunji & Faye-Ann boycott Carnival in New York and Trinidad in support of the Pan Community?

Started by Bugs in News. Last reply by earl richards 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

With all the abuse Pan has been getting in New York and Trinidad, can the Pan Community depend on support from Soca artist like Bunji, Faye-Ann and Machel Montano if they boycott Panorama?…Continue

Pandemix group fundraises for trip to Canada

Started by Pan Times in Uncategorized 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hurley’s Supermarket shoppers were entertained with lively steel pan…Continue

BUNJI GARLIN says SOCA [and PAN?] suffers from lack of support at home

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 11 hours ago. 13 Replies

“Trinidad is known as a community that naturally doesn’t support its own regardless, not music only, in sports, academics, whatever. We have become a society that kinda taught itself not to believe in ourselves and we have this attitude of only if…Continue

Happy Birthday to the legendary Pan innovator Anthony Williams

Started by Pan Times in Commentary. Last reply by Imamu Baraka 13 hours ago. 8 Replies

When Steel Talks extends birthday greetings to the great arranger, leader and innovator extraordinaire - Anthony "Tony" Williams.   Continue

Anthony Bourdain takes on Trinidad in the latest episode of "Parts Unknown"!

Started by Pan Times in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 15 hours ago. 20 Replies

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown: Trinidad (June 2017) Continue

Gunslingers’ 10th Pan Revolution most ‘challenging’ concert to date

Started by Pan Times in Uncategorized 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

MARIGOT--Preparations are well under way for Gunslingers tenth Pan Revolution which will be held for the first…Continue

Open Letter to Keith Diaz, Pan Trinbago’s new President

Started by Pan Times in Commentary. Last reply by FRANK yesterday. 39 Replies

by Khalick HewittMr. Diaz, congratulations to you as Pan Trinbago new president and your administration that were duly elected on October 25, 2009. I want to thank all the steelbands and their representatives who participated in this historical…Continue

Giving aid when needed to those we always shower great words on.

Started by Caspar Durant in Uncategorized. Last reply by Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho yesterday. 18 Replies

I seldom visit this forum any more, so I do not know if you all are aware that Cary Codrington is ailing, they have organised a concert and I am posting the flyer here. Your actions will demonstrate weather or not you think that Cary Codrington, the…Continue

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JUST SOME MORE PAN TRIVIA!

Posted by Ian Franklin on June 4, 2017 at 7:27pm 0 Comments

THESE ARE THE GROSSED EARNINGS IN MILLIONS FROM 2007 THROUGH 2017 FOR THE LEADING 6 STEEL ORCHESTRAS AT PANORAMA FINALS.

ALL STARS          9.9

PHASE II              8.I

SILVER STARS    6.9

RENEGADES       5.9

DESPERADOES  5.8

EXODUS              5.3

WHO DO YOU THINK IS #7?

JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!

Posted by Ian Franklin on June 2, 2017 at 2:04pm 7 Comments

DO YOU ALL KNOW THAT FROM 1963 THROUGH 2017, LESS THAN 100 STEEL ORCHESTRAS ENTERED THE PRELIMS AT PANORAMA AND 69 HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE FINALS?

{1} OUT OF THE 69 FINALISTS, 12 HAVE WON AND PLACED, 14 HAVE PLACED EITHER SECOND OR THIRD AND 43 RAN OUT OF THE TOP-THREE.

{2} TUNES WITH "PAN" AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES BY PANORAMA FINALISTS FROM 1972 TO 2015. 44 OF THOSE TUNES BEGIN WITH "PAN"

EXCLUDED TUNES ARE "Panman" - "Panyard Vibration" - "Panic"…

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