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Started this discussion. Last reply by odw Oct 4. 6 Replies

I was on another site and the talk about marketing Panorama music came up, do you think that there is a Global market for Panorama music?Continue

Gate Reciepts for 2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Oct 2. 3 Replies

Did the NCC release this money to Pan Trinbago?Continue

The Big5, then the rest.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson Sep 17. 5 Replies

The Big5 has already stated their purpose in the Mecca, but can they be excluded from the struggles of Pan Movement?Continue

Judgement Time..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Sep 2. 10 Replies

September is when the results of the Audit of Pan Trinbago is to be presented to the Minister of Culture, Pan People is eagerly awaiting the outcome of this.Continue

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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Back to the moribund: In 10 days the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of PAN TRINBAGO will take place!!!
"Aye Claude, there might be an opening for Security personnel in the opposition, if you apply ah right behind yuh."
9 hours ago
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…"
Oct 15
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Steelbands must first see carnival as a money making opportunity, then organize."
Oct 15
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."
Oct 14
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]"
Oct 14
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"patrick, steelband is commess in T&T and everybody born dey."
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 2018 SOCA MIX
"Good points Soca City, but don't you thing they are getting more air play than the Trini songs? some of them out since August."
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Ajamu, I'd bet your intuition is correct, where ever there are Trini and Pan their's problems. Ah wonder why?"
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Machel Montano 2017 Japan Tour - Recap
"Good job."
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Steelpan gone Ivy League -- The Princeton University Steel Band
"T&T has done all they can for the Steelband /Pan, we just have to watch what do with it now [my opinion]"
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Tributes to teacher who brought Caribbean pan sounds to Leeds
"Condolences to Mr Morris family."
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 2018 SOCA MIX
"Aye Randi, I agree with yuh, but the slow jam most Jamaicans giving we is really a Trini ting they repackage. Trini in the music wilderness."
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Kareem Richards's discussion 30 Million Debt, votes of no confidence in the executive, but still hoping the members leave them there for another year.
"I believe for now the executive of Pan trinbago only looking at Panorama 2018, after they will deal with whatever or whoever."
Oct 12
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 2018 SOCA MIX
"This is where it's at today, I could only laugh, if I give my opinion people go tell meh ah old. Lets see what the VOICE has to contribute this year."
Oct 12
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I don't understand how 20,000 members on WHEN STEEL TALKS and 10,000 PAN MEN in Trinidad plus Gregory Lindsay and Aquil Arrindell could all be THINKING the same!!!
"Claude they will, that's the trend today."
Oct 12
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion KEITH DIAZ: COMMANDER IN CHIEF!!!
"It's looking impossible to take down Mr Diaz before the election of 2018."
Oct 12

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At 12:37pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH, this is 4 U, I just sent Mi Amigo Claudio's the same, THE ORACLE

St James
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress


Author: Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho (a.k.a.) Leslie Michael Jordán.

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a


This book is about the steel pan musical instrument, which is made from a 55 gallon oil drum steel container, the only musical instrument created in the 20th Century, the true History of it, and the men who pioneered contributing their hard work, men like Carlton (sonny /sire) Roach, leader player tuner inventor, Anthony (muff man/skip) Williams Leader tuner inventor innovator arranger player, and visionary Percy (lizard) Thomas, tuner player innovator, Neville Jules leader tuner player innovator arranger.

The information that is in this book is about to disclose is whom, did what, when, where, how and why, time, dates, photos, technological schematic’s, etc.

Author’s Annotation

Invention by way of discovery, the only musical instruments to be invented in the “Twentieth Century” 20th in Trinidad and Tobago the year 1936, “Pan” as it is called in Trinidad and Tobago today, has, and is still suffering from what is called a” his story “epidemic, where fabricated stories, lies and chaos are rampant, as the actual inventors and innovators are not credited for their work, men like Carlton “sonny” Roach, Anthony “muffman”Williams,
Percy “lizard” Thomas, and Neville Jules, and others like Lennox Pierre and Andrew “Carlyle Kerr organizers of the 1951 T.A.S.P.O. and Lt Joseph Nathaniel Griffith arranger for the T.A.S.P.O., until these men are credited for their work, the “Art form” will remain in limbo.

Another example is the actual violence associated with the “Steel Pan” is so greatly exaggerated, that it’s pathetic, and ignorant to even mention its association with the instrument, as the actual violence itself was not cause by the individual players themselves, but instead by supporters, I know this for a fact because I was in the middle of the biggest Carnival riots in “Trinidad”& Tobago,
on Charlotte Street, Carnival Tuesday 1956 with Cairo Steel band, I was nine (9) years old at the time, approaching ten (10), other players and myself were hiding between 55 gallon bass drums, while others were running and ducking into other people gate way and yards to get away from the bottle throwing, I saw those who were rioting with knives, cutlasses / machetes, stones / rocks etc, you name it they had it. Most of the violence was because one band was either playing better than the other, or some was whining / dancing up on someone else’s woman/girlfriend, my “Gist” is a question, how could a player be playing pan and fighting at the same time?
Only when you mess with a player while he’s playing his “pan” This stigma needs to be put to rest.
Because what we have before us a indigenous body of instruments that have broadened the musical family of the world, which fortunately happens to be a trillion dollar industry begging to be embraced, as the music business in it self is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway lined with thieves and pimps like Animn Smith, Brian Copeland et al, meaning the Late former P.M. Patrick Manning, Junio Regrello, Clement Imbert, via there “Alleged Genesis G-pan etc etc etc, and Keith DIAZ, as great talented men die like dogs, this book was written to clarify and abrogate these chaotic epidemics, while attempting to curtail the ambiance of thieves and pimps, within it’s sphere.

Most stories to date; in “Trinidad and Tobago”, and in various parts of this humble planet earth has it that, the steel band musical instrument, or “Pan” as it is called today, the only musical instrument invented in the twentieth century,

At 12:23am on March 23, 2017, Albert Bing Reid said…
Brought back great happy memories. During that period the Steelbands used to learn about twelve of those beautiful songs to make an LP plus one for the panorama competition.
At 1:33pm on March 10, 2017, Emery Tesheira said…

Thanks Ces.

At 1:18am on January 23, 2017, Morning Glory said…
Thank You,Cecil,BLESSINGS.
At 3:18pm on July 21, 2016, Allima Garcia said…

Thank you for your birthday wishes. Don't forget Pan on d'Avenue V is on August 27th. We are honouring the percussionists/ the engine room of the steel band. Suggestions are welcome

At 7:42am on May 30, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…


CH, "Pan" as we call it today, derived or started with the first dustbin band, back in the mid nineteen thirties,  there were tin pans, bottles, bamboo's, bed chambers or pozey's, pot's and pan's, hub caps, ect, actualy it was there before the costic soda, and biscuit drum, before  steel drum arrived in 1945, these men has passed on, but some is remembered, Carlton "sonny" Roach, Adawell Sampsoen, Carlton "Bigs" Marshall, Winston "wolf" King, Big "daddy" Cole ect, it has to change, like the time's, as well as be crowded...

At 6:50pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH , we'll take it in part or in whole, some one  is gonna pay, EVEN IN HELL, SNSE is a subsidiary, 49% owned by a foreign syndicate with a buy back clause, and they WILL, take it outta someone's hide one way or the other or, proberbly we will own T&T in part, they should'nt mess with things that doesn't belong to them , the subsidiary transaction was done for this very reason ...

At 7:18pm on December 25, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yeah CH, and Season Greeting's to U and your family, I'm back my friend...

At 2:59pm on October 7, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH, the Y is the problem, and the problem is that, most pan ppl cannot see the "forrest" for the "sleaze / fleas blood suckers" like Copeland, Diaz, et al ect ect, the Steel band / Pan industries is a Multi-Trillion industry waiting to be plucked, where the hallways are lined with "pimps and thieves", LIKE THE FOREMENTIONED, in 2004 Selwyn Tarradath et al/and others, derived a Techono Pan project in Diego Martin area that was financed by The National Lottery Board, which somehow failed later on as the finance had mysteriously depleated, guess who was involved in the finance on the Lottery Board??? none other than Brian R.Copeland, after that he and his other "LODGE BUDDIES" we're given a mandate by his alleged relative the then PM in 2005, to research and create a new family of steel pans based on the 4ths & 5ths or "spider web tenor pan" which had already research and created by Anthony Williams, and Design Patent Trademark and Copyrighted by SNSE for and in the name of Williams, the 29 inch big tenor pan Williams derived in 1968 Copeland called his Genesis first of it's kind G-pan he forged from Williams where he recieved the country Highest Award for Williams work implementing "Plagiarism, where $81.5 million U.S. dollars of T&T tax payers money has been alotted to date, and it isn't over as yet, my GIST is a question, which country is gonna own the right's of the STEEL PAN??? PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE...

At 5:20pm on September 23, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; "pans as back up music " has already been in the 1990's, U just haven't heard any...



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