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Ajamu Nyomba
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Panorama in the Diaspora

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales yesterday. 20 Replies

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

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Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Cecil: I eh answering yuh posts no more. And I eh talking to you no more. How long ah beg yuh to sponsor meh to come and live in Canada and yuh declare me persona non grata. Meanwhile ah suffering down here with HURRICANE and HOSTILE POLICE OFFICERS…"
yesterday
Pan Times replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"There appears to be some bugs since Ning's recent upgrade.  We have been told that they are working fixes."
yesterday
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Aye Claude pan people ain't buyin dah kinda kool aid yuh trying to sell, nobody want to put the steelband with the DJ. One can tell by the success of the many steelband on the road events held during the year that there are still people that…"
yesterday
odw replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"You can try rebooting your computer to ensure you have the latest updates on your software (operating system),  some apps may have compatibility issues caused buy their recent upgrade."
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"How come I can't edit my postings anymore? That 15 minute is crucial to the integrity of my participation!!!"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"STEELBANDS participated in the CARNIVAL during their developmental stage and rise to global prominence. And that time has passed. Nobody eh talking about bringing back the IRON BAND or the TAMBOO BAMBOO or the BRASS BANDS. Is only EXPATS sitting…"
yesterday
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Steelbands must first see carnival as a money making opportunity, then organize."
yesterday
Kelvin scoon replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"People pay to see basketball and football.Advertisers and sponsors pay for the huge viewing audiences that sport and entertainment attractions. Mas players pay the DJ trucks for their music to wine to. Who pays the pan players for their music? Start…"
yesterday
odw replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
""By the same token, allyuh doh expect people to spend all year scrunting to fund a PANORAMA and then hand over all the money to the PAN MEN (the lowest level of the already faulty administration)." Are you saying WIADCA and USSA are…"
Saturday
Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Steelband Music is PROFITABLE!!! Every week in America TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS pass through the hands of STEELBANDSMEN all across this country. I been a witness to it here in California for decades. And if you check GIGMASTERS you will see…"
Saturday
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"It is mind blowing how no one has been able to make steelbands profitable."
Saturday
odw replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Ah taught Pan Trinbago is the WORLD GOVERNING BODY FOR THE STEEL PAN (STEELBANDS). I blame Keith Diaz and his cronies for the treatment (disrespect) given to pan players at these Panorama competitions across the Globe. They should have a business…"
Saturday
Kelvin scoon replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"T&T did not only give the world a new complete set of musical instruments and a musical genre. We gave language a new definition of the word 'panorama'. If Oxford hasn't added it to their dictionaries as yet, it is about time that…"
Saturday
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Nowhere steelbands generate any kind of money to talk about and players know this, they come and play for Panorama because they love it. [outside T&T]"
Saturday
knolly smith replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"STEELPAN PLAYERS OVER THE YEARS HAVE BEEN EXPLOITED"COAST TO COAST" ,BY THE SAME PEOPLE "WHO SUPPOSED TOO  BE SEEKING THEIR INTEREST"..,,"THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR IS STIFLING THE GROWTH OF THE MOVEMENT, "MONTREAL…"
Saturday
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"I thought I was being straightforward!?? Patrick, I know many who would  (and should ) take issue with your remarks. I wouldn't. Suffice it to say, your points have no real bearing on the questions I raised. Seems more like "ole…"
Friday

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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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