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Claude Gonzales
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  • San Pablo, CA
  • United States
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KEITH DIAZ claims that the VICTORY over the NCC was not only for the PAN MOVEMENT but for the ENTIRE COUNTRY

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He also said the move in 2017 by the NCC to hijack the GATE RECEIPTS was oppressive to PanTrinbago, which suffered hardship as a result and led to the executive being on the receiving end of abuse…Continue

I am looking for AQUIL or GREGORY or any other CIP MEMBER this morning!!! I need to understand what is going on in THE MECCA OF PAN

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I know that the CIP MEN are NOT LITERALLY buried in any cemetery. So they must be alive somewhere trying to dislodge that last nail that KEITH DIAZ and the INDIAN JUDGE just put in their coffin.Come…Continue

If I was THE DOLLY, instead of giving KEITH DIAZ $22,000,000 for PANORAMA I was going to give him $19,000,000 and let him take me back to COURT!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bugs 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

She is a BIG MINISTER IN THE GOVERNMENT and she could not find a JUDGE that would rule in her favour. Despite my lack of faith in her (from the start) I am temporarily on her side now hoping to see…Continue

RUSSELL PROVIDENCE TRUMPS THE FORUM!!!

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Ah think ah want to give up AMERICA and go and PLANT PEAS in CASTARA.After all these years I spend on THIS FORUM, RUSSELL PROVIDENCE come and eat meh lunch. All the BIG WORDS Dr. deLight teach me --…Continue

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Ayesha Mohammed replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"Woman power, dont fraid it!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion DOLLY'S HOUSE or DOLLY HOUSE?
"odw: You are asking a good question about the 10 million shrinking to 3 million. The Minister of Culture should be scrutinizing the dramatic drop."
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"LOL, LOL, LOL"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"TRUMP could be a CALYPSONIAN: He said that Kirsten GILLIBRAND (The Senator From New York) would "DO ANYTHING" for a campaign contribution. And then he claimed that is the VICE in people's head that is causing them to add…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion If I was THE DOLLY, instead of giving KEITH DIAZ $22,000,000 for PANORAMA I was going to give him $19,000,000 and let him take me back to COURT!!!
"Claude Pan Trinbago has never been so clean Yes they got the gate, but do they ever get to collect the gate again going forward? The NCC should do the collecting from now on The Good Doctor declared that there was a new sheriff in town. And she was…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion DOLLY'S HOUSE or DOLLY HOUSE?
"Gregory: LICKS IS LICKS!!! And if the victory is taking such a heavy toll on the VICTORIOUS ONE could you imagine the PSYCHOLOGICAL damage to the LOSER!!! And yuh think KEITH DIAZ care one iota about some true sense of achievement. SHOW ME THE GATE…"
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"Guys, I know what that means .... the conventional meaning and the "other" meaning - LOL, LOL "
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"Cecil: Yuh want me to get BANNED from the FORUM or what? When I am having so much fun waiting for GREGORY LINDSAY to come and explain the VERDICT from yesterday. I listened to the LYRICS in that song for the first time in a very long time and they…"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"Aye Claude, tell Ingrid what "Lick Down Me Nani" mean.."
7 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion DOLLY'S HOUSE or DOLLY HOUSE?
"Well, it's time for THE DOLLY to show DIAZ and FORTEAU that she is a BIG WOMAN and she eh PLAYING NO DOLLY HOUSE with them. I am anxiously awaiting some kind of TRUMPIAN RESPONSE from her. The CIP IS DEAD!!! They just refuse to stay in their…"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion If I was THE DOLLY, instead of giving KEITH DIAZ $22,000,000 for PANORAMA I was going to give him $19,000,000 and let him take me back to COURT!!!
"Why you want the lady to say NO PANORAMA this year? she could still have a Conference next year.."
7 hours ago
patrick replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion WHEN STEEL TALKS DREAMERS!!!
"I want one panorama champion"
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"Claude:  I know the calypso but when I get to Trinidad next year, I will have to employ the talents of a "pure Trini translator".  Any recommendations?  RP, where are you?"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah hear KEITH DIAZ was driving TOO FAST in the IMPORTED BMW and he LICK DOWN MEH DOLLY!!!
"Ingrid: Do you UNDERSTAND this CALYPSO?"
16 hours ago

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LEROI BOLDON

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:40am 1 Comment

I would like to encourage WHEN STEEL TALKS to conduct an interview with LEROI BOLDON, who was a hands-on witness to the early development of the steelband movement. Here is a man who has spent his entire life living, loving and supporting, not just the pan, but the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from the streets of Port-of-Spain to the shores of California.

His is an informative and historical story of one man's unheralded contribution to the artform, that should be shared with the…

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At 11:58pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, how yo like the Preface and Authors Annotation ???

At 12:28pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, here is what I promised U, Iwanted to send 24 pages but my co author advised against it, THE ORACLE
Subtitled

St James
The ORIGIN
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress

ISBN

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

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a

Preface

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 ins

At 8:15am on March 2, 2017, Charles Gordon said…

Permit me to add this, although it might not be another 2017 record. Cannot remember when last it happened though:

Lady Adanna sang in position 1 in the National Calypso Monarch Competition.....she ended up in the last position when the results were released.

Chalkdust sang in position 17 (last). He ended up being first when the results were released.

Just a co-incident, I suppose!

At 7:29am on February 2, 2017, Colin Cumberbatch said…

Greetings Claude

The song Workey Workey is by Burning Flames,

Jahbone

At 10:23am on October 17, 2016, Devon Victory said…

Yes Mam I Was His Grand-kid I Miss Him So Much Every time I Talk To My Dad Sadly

At 8:43pm on July 4, 2016, Rudy Kendall said…
Give thanks for the feedback. I admit I am lazy at times when proofreading (or not) my posts. I will work on being more precise in the future.
At 6:59pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, we'll take it in part or whole, and don't fret your self, Trump won't send u back anywhere personal he's a friend of mine, it's not who u know, it's who knows U, he is a pan man, I gave him a tenor pan that he still has today...

At 4:44am on January 9, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CLAUDE Mi AMIGO, I'm a bit late on this comment, but DIAZ has taken $5 million TT dollars each year since he has been made President of Pan Trinbago, NOT $5 million in the six years, he's been there, he bought a new car when he became President and build two new houses, well what do U expect when the PT Central Executive Committee lets DIAZ signs CHECKS ???

At 7:32pm on December 25, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Hey mi amigo, Feliz Navidad to u y usted familia...

At 3:05pm on November 24, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yes / Si  CLAUDE Mi Amigo, FIDELITY is warranted when the tuners fail to MODULATE / FINE TUNE their work or maintain it in proper measure, and where the ARRANGERS  has fail to implement UNISON and DISCIPLINE there players, in their work, FIDELITY is ACCURACY in sound reproduction, and RHYTHMIC PATTERNS is the rate of speed of a musical piece ...

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