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Cecil hinkson replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"When was the last time any of the 7 large bands from around the city did not go through to the semis?"
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Gerard Clarke replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"Cecil I said nothing about stopping and playing for judges. what you are talking about USED TO HAPPEN. bands have been stopped because playing on the drag disturbed the band on stage and you would hear them in the stands. I was on the dag when bands…"
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Mind Yuh Business - Pan Rebels Steel Orchestra - 1996 https://youtu.be/X9dCW-PeP-U

Mind Yuh Business - Pan Rebels Steel Orchestra - 1996

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A Len "Boogsie" Sharpe arrangement of his 1996 composition Mind Yuh Business. This arrangement was captured by Basement Recordings in Pan Rebels...

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Cecil hinkson replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"There are those that might have some concern over the loss of money they make from when the judges visit their pan yard, bring yuh stuff and sell it in yuh band. We know that the management of some  steelbands are set in their ways and will…"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"Gerard no band ain't stopping and playing for no judges, they just moving, this was done with much success for years, plus these bands always move on to the second round. Ain't no raining on no body parade here."
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Len "Boogsie" Sharpe - Moods Pan Groove - 1995 https://youtu.be/iNijIrQUmYg

Len "Boogsie" Sharpe - Moods Pan Groove - 1995

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This is a special recording by Basement Recordings of Len "Boogsie" Sharpe's arrangement as played by Moods Pan Groove - 1995. The performance was...

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Peter Gray replied to Pan Times's discussion The Big Five - Legendary Steelbands - Are they that good?
"Yes, Glenroy ... I hear you.  But you can't leave out Despers, having given us Melda [1966] and Margie[69?] Peter"
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Gerard Clarke replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"Mr Gonzales: I have just returned and with some priorities before I go out again, so maybe yuh pardners Bugs, ODW and merrytonestothebone could help yuh wid dah one."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"Mr. Clarke: The DEVIL is always in the the DETAILS. And speaking of DETAILS: We need some DETAILS on this BIG 5 FOUNDATION. So could you arrange for their spokesperson to come on the forum and give us an overview. Why yuh come and rain on Cecil…"
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Gerard Clarke replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"Cecil, I get your point, but when bands perform on the drag,you hear them in the grand stand and that will disturb the performing band on stage and the judges. It happened before and bands were stopped after bending the corner and facing west.You…"
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Pan Rebels with Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe - WST Steelband Music https://youtu.be/E9Eqqbtu5vo

Pan Rebels with Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe - WST Steelband Music

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Go to http://www.panonthenet.com/classics/pan_rebels.htm for the full performance of this selection - "In My House" - as arranged by Len 'Boogsie'...

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Cecil hinkson replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"This could make Mr Diaz look good, after all he is still in charge and this project will suck all the air outta the room and have Pan Trinbago looking nice. The only headache he will have is if  he don't do anything and the Big 5 tell him…"
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Garvin Blake's arrangement of "On The Road" by Ronnie McIntosh. Pan Rebels was captured a few days before they took the stage for the New York panorama. https://youtu.be/BusTSTx7K_c

On De Road - Pan Rebels Steel Orchestra - 1995

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Garvin Blake's arrangement of "On The Road" by Ronnie McIntosh. Pan Rebels was captured a few days before they took the stage for the New York...

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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The BIG 5 FOUNDATION give me a "FEVER" -- but I have to express it YANKEE STYLE!!!
"Brenda: Here is a little bit about Courtney Jones!!! http://tobagodesigns.com/2016/12/26/courtney/"
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Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion DOING SOMETHING THAT IS REAL..
"I'm in the process of filing a Document where I only need two more signatures, before I can disclose it,"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...
"Cecil: MR. DIAZ plans to keep a VERY LOW PROFILE until about OCTOBER of this year."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion DOING SOMETHING THAT IS REAL..
"JJJ: We cannot wait any more too many people dying without seeing this PAN TING HAPPEN. No time for "maybe" -- the FUTURE IS NOW!!!"
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Looking back -- Ken "Professor" Philmore & Harmony - WST Steelband Video https://youtu.be/gjNT3HFpwC4

Ken "Professor" Philmore & Harmony - WST Steelband Video

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http://www.panonthenet.com/promo/Pan_in_New_York_2007/video.htm Professor and Harmony - A Behind the Scenes Video It all begins - in the panyard....

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MR KEITH DIAZ DO SOMETHING FOR THE STEELBAND...

Started by Cecil hinkson in Uncategorized. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 24 minutes ago. 9 Replies

Mr Keith Diaz you can be the one to let the steelbands in the city roll down the drag for panorama preliminaries, this can go a long way in rejuvenating the excitement the steelband brings especially for the young people who never experience…Continue

The Big Five - Legendary Steelbands - Are they that good?

Started by Pan Times in WST News. Last reply by Peter Gray 2 hours ago. 29 Replies

Global: The Trinidad and Tobago large band Panorama category is the most prestigious (rightfully so), respected, and accomplished steel orchestra…Continue

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DOING SOMETHING THAT IS REAL..

Started by Cecil hinkson in Uncategorized. Last reply by Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho 6 hours ago. 16 Replies

The Big Five could start by telling the powers that be that they want to go down the Drag playing for 2018 panorama preliminaries, this is an awesome opportunity to begin their quest in making the Steelband a player once more.Continue

Business:- a-z+ solutions document, suggestion towards a new Pan Trinbago.

Started by Aquil in News. Last reply by odw 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

DRAFT DOCUMENT                                                                         This is an extract of the document. Business w. To consider purchase of four maxi and four trucks. Transportation costs to host in house events would be kept at a…Continue

Trickle-Down Pan Economics and the Big Five Foundation

Started by Bugs in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales yesterday. 1 Reply

As the Big Five foundation focuses on realizing their full potential, the by-product can be finally a viable and sustainable entertainment, music manufacturing, performance and educational system that truly benefits Pan in Trinidad and Tobago.Continue

The future of the Quadrophonic

Started by Pan Times in WST News. Last reply by Cecil hinkson yesterday. 3 Replies

Casper Durant, one of the best to have ever played the Quads speaks on the future of the instrument..Continue

‘Big 5’ launch at Savannah pan concert

Started by Pan Times in Uncategorized on Sunday. 0 Replies

NewsdayFIVE top steelbands will launch a foundation at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of- Spain, in July with an event titled Big 5 – The Pan Concert.Massy Trinidad All Stars, Desperadoes, bp Renegades, Republic Bank Exodus and Phase II Pan Groove…Continue

"BIG 5" STEELBANDS START FOUNDATION

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jojo on Sunday. 43 Replies

This is big news for Cecil. And for me: Somebody is finally talking about MARKETING STEELBAND MUSIC. But they still need a lot of help from the EXPATS and I don't know if they even know that!!!"It is also the foundation's objective to include bands…Continue

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Pan and Bob Marley

Posted by Cedrick Luces on May 13, 2017 at 10:21pm 0 Comments

   My Name is Cedrick Luces, also known as sircedrick I am a performing steel drum artist doing a one man show the past thirty years.   In 1980 Bob Marley was in Miami undergoing Chemotherapy for his cancer, South Florida’s top radio station Y-100 had a live interview with Bob Marley, the radio DJ was Foote, and he invited…

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STEEL PAN TUTOR The New Wave in Steel Pan Applications

Posted by sterling c sample sr aka sugars on May 10, 2017 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Hello Pan Trivias I'm about to release the # 1 steel pan apps that will revolutionise the way panmen and women learn songs communicate with students and much more 

I'M LOOKING FOR TESTERS TO TEST THE APPS YOU MUST HAVE ACCESS TO AN IPAD 

IF YOU DO AND WANT TO TEST THIS APPS PLEASE SEND YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS TO STERLING696@GMAIL.COM OR  

TO MY INBOX THANKS IN ADVANCE…

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