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Ajamu Nyomba
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  • Atlanta, GA
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Pan and Carnival in T&T, the Diaspora and Beyond

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson Mar 9. 6 Replies

Support Your Local Steelband

Started this discussion. Last reply by MC Joseph, formally known - Mike Dec 17, 2016. 19 Replies

"Sweet Pan or Beat Pan??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenroy R Joseph Sep 21, 2016. 33 Replies

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Ajamu Nyomba replied to Pan Times's discussion Live Stream - Big 5 The Pan Concert
"I am cautiously optimistic that the Big 5 would change the trajectory of pan in T&T. Laventill made some important observations. But let's not prejudge. Got to start somewhere to change the madness! Good luck Big 5!"
Jul 22
Ajamu Nyomba shared Pan Times's event on Facebook
Jul 13
Ajamu Nyomba liked Pan Times's event FREE STEEL DRUM CONCERT
Jul 13
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Kareem Richards's discussion Pan Trinbago pays $600,000. for Ramesh and 2016 junior panorama money still can’t be paid.
"I believe it was Brian Copeland who said that attorneys are the ones to benefit most from Pan Trinbago's misgivings. Wasn't it Ramesh Maraj who represented New Visionaries in their matter against Pan Trinbago? Now Ramesh is representing…"
Jun 30
Ajamu Nyomba liked Pan Times's discussion Accused of cultural appropriation -- Skip Elliott Bowman‎
Jun 20
Ajamu Nyomba replied to odw's discussion The Prince of pan
"When I read stories about TT students being accepted to Berklee College of Music I think about Ron Reid. I am certain he has is some way been involved in getting several TT students to study music at Berklee. Ron is quiet, modest and a darn good pan…"
Jun 20
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion A little PAN (among other things) on CNN Tonight at 9:00 East Coast Time
"Thanks Claude."
Jun 19
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion A little PAN (among other things) on CNN Tonight at 9:00 East Coast Time
"Parts Unknown was pre-empted last night because of the terrorist vehicle attack. Does anyone know whether that segment on TT will be rescheduled?"
Jun 19
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion BROOKLYN PANORAMA 2017 IS LOOKING GOOD....
"'Nuff respect to the pan players in NY, but when is enough enough? How much longer will pan players allowed themselves to be short changed? I say RESIST THE EXPLOITATION!"
Jun 9
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Pan Times's discussion Celebration of the Life Of / FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS for - Charles "CHALO" "Scratchaman" Francis of Despers USA
"Condolences to Charlo's family and his extended Despers USA family. Jah's blessings and guidance."
May 11
Ajamu Nyomba replied to odw's discussion Petition to remove Pan Trinbago executive
"Can someone tell me what Bryon Serrette was doing at the CPL meeting?? As far as I am concerned he has been allied with Diaz for more than ten years (although their relationship became sour in 2015) and has been an important part of the…"
Mar 16
Ajamu Nyomba replied to MakeItPlain's discussion Pan Trinbago Execs should be stepping down, not "Jamming STILL"
"The removal of Pan Trinbago's Central Executive is not a decision that can be made by pan players (e.g., Dale Gulston, etc.) but by the representatives (managers, captains, etc.) of steelbands who vote on behalf of steelbands. For the most…"
Mar 12
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion KEITH DIAZ is a WICKED MAN!!! To tie up the Pan Players money in the courts because of his own avarice is a crime. And with all the education Dr. Dolly has, she lacks EMPATHY!
"Another indication that Keith Diaz and his cronies are WICKED is that Diaz used the collection of gate receipts by the NCC as an excuse for cancelling the Champs in Concert show.   My understanding is that the NCC is collecting the gate…"
Mar 11
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Pan and Carnival in T&T, the Diaspora and Beyond
"Claude, once there is carnival there is room for the Steelband."
Mar 9
Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Pan and Carnival in T&T, the Diaspora and Beyond
""It’s time for new leadership and direction for the steelband movement." THAT IS THE PROBLEM!!! How do we get that NEW LEADERSHIP in place? EXPATS seem more concerned than PAN TRINBAGO and the MINISTER OF CULTURE about PAN in the…"
Mar 9
Morning Glory replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Pan and Carnival in T&T, the Diaspora and Beyond
"DJ's ,have effectively KILLED STEELBANDS, their absolutely loud volume,has made it impossible for any Steelband to compete.NOW If they were not on the road,EVERYBODY would have to jump in the Steelband of their choice. Also the DJS don't…"
Mar 9

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I am a pannist from Harmonites in the mid 1960s-1970s, looking to reconnect with other panactivists.

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Another $150 million?

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 7:56am 0 Comments

According to the Trinidad Guardian, Thursday, January 15, 2015, culture minister, Dr. Lincoln Douglas made an oversight when he submitted his 2015 budget allocations to Finance Minister, Larry Howai. He failed to include a $150 million debt which the NCC accrued in 2013. …

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At 10:41am on June 9, 2012, Ian Franklin said…

Hello Ajamu,

                       How are things in "Hotlanta" (lol). Have you seen or spoke to Gavin or my sister recently? I am enjoying my time in T&T.

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