TWELVE COUNTRIES, Earl!!! TRINIDAD, ANTIGUA, JAPAN, CHINA, GRENVINCENT (Grenada and St. Vincent combined), SWEDEN, ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA, USA, AFRICA, FRANCE and CANADA.
The 100 best players (representative players) from each NATION playing ONE TUNE OF CHOICE (any musical genre). A panel of International judges with this TELEVISION BASED EVENT. Each band plays in front of a LIVE LOCAL audience beaming PAN to the WORLD.
LAS VEGAS SPORTS BOOK giving odds!!! Major companies buying advertising!!! Talent Agencies booking the winning band for a WORLD TOUR!!!
Sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree!!!
earl, there are good arrangers in foreign also. Anything PAN is not a "a walk in the park" for T&T anymore.
Published on Mar 4, 2007
Aldwyn "Kitch" Roberts' soca played by Steel Pan Lovers from FINLAND
Nice arrangement, some of the players quite skillful, most had fun and enjoyed their pan.
But althouugh I would give this rendition very good marks., they wouldn't 'come een' in any recent panorama if I was judging.
Dey good. But would you seriously match dem wid a Phase 2? Or a despers or renegades or a skiffle or Starlift -- an I ehn gone down south yet!
Noel you already went down South when you mention Skiffle.
That was Finland, what you all have to say about players in England, Canada and the US? it's not good to go down that street
Cecil: You should get the numbers for CANADIAN STEELBANDS (schools and community bands -- rough numbers) and post it on the forum. Dem fellahs just straighten we out on South African Steelband. Like we go have to put ah AFRICAN STEELBAND and ah SOUTH AFRICAN STEELBAND in this competition.
Ah doh know how dem PAN LEADERS in Trinidad go get a handle on this INTERNATIONAL STEELBAND TING. They just doh understand how this music spreading around the world.
Trinidad got to find a way to produce MORE PANS than they are producing. Oddly enough, KEITH DIAZ and I agree on how this could be accomplished -- but the GOVERNMENT will never want to go down that road.
T&T have to fix their own Steelband ting before they tink about International.