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EARL RICHARDS: Ah like how yuh does put up all them postings on THIS FORUM with UTTER NEUTRALITY ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Ah admire yuh and ah wish ah COULDA POST like you. So keep on doing what you are doing and adding FOOD FOR THOUGHT.Ah just have this polemic edge when it come to the PAN TING -- ah cyar help…Continue

GREGORY LINDSAY: Is this "ALLEGED" or is this TRUE?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Man, ah love how yuh EXPATIATING!!! And I like the PREMIUM GRADE CANAL WATER although ah never drink it!!!  That 95K keep coming up OVER and OVER and OVER again!!! It must be TRUE and not…Continue

THE PROBLEM WITH AQUIL ARRINDELL!!!

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AQUIL ARRINDELL'S biggest problem is that he DOES NOT UNDERSTAND DESPERATE MEN. Now, I never make or defend my points on THIS FORUM by cursing or abusing ANYBODY or using obscene language to try to…Continue

GREGORY LINDSAY: We need to start the MARCHING and PROTESTING against PAN TRINBAGO again!!!

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And this time I want YOU and THE CIP to hire me as a POLITICAL CONSULTANT. Ah try meh heart  out to BECOME FRIENDS with AQUIL ARRINDELL and the man REJECT ME because I is ah EXPAT and I DOH KNOW…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EARL RICHARDS: Ah like how yuh does put up all them postings on THIS FORUM with UTTER NEUTRALITY ...
"Aquil: Please note that I said "CARNIVAL 2019" and not "PANORAMA 2019"!!! But like yuh doh read THIS FORUM? PAN MEN will NEVER STRIKE and LET DOWN THE PARTY. At the end of the CARNIVAL, Doctor Dolly needs to be able to come out…"
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Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EARL RICHARDS: Ah like how yuh does put up all them postings on THIS FORUM with UTTER NEUTRALITY ...
"pal, it having panorama 2019?"
3 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: Is this "ALLEGED" or is this TRUE?
"Every trick in the book to STEAL EVERY LAST PENNY from PAN TRINBAGO!!! WHAT A SHAME!!!"
5 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion It is time for AFRO-TRINIS (where ever they are in the world) to start SCREAMING about PAN TRINBAGO and CRIME in Trinidad and Tobago!!!
"Like dey getting the message, but they need much more activism: "darkness was trying to envelop our land and, to fight it, each individual has to be a light and then come together to dispel the darkness." ‘Crime fight should not be a…"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: Is this "ALLEGED" or is this TRUE?
"Sheppard really lookin-after he sheep."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Mannette Festival of Steel Celebrates the steel drum in Morgantown
"DUVONE making all the RIGHT MOVES!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion It is time for AFRO-TRINIS (where ever they are in the world) to start SCREAMING about PAN TRINBAGO and CRIME in Trinidad and Tobago!!!
"Well, it look like if dey waking up -- at least for CRIME!!! ROGET TALKING ABOUT IT!!!"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion It is time for AFRO-TRINIS (where ever they are in the world) to start SCREAMING about PAN TRINBAGO and CRIME in Trinidad and Tobago!!!
"Boi, I agree with yuh, but some people might ask why yuh singling them out, they get touchy when yuh talk about race."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Lawsuits fly faster than bullets @ blinging Pan Trinbago
"Chest Jumping Behind Bumping Dey walking in SAGA TING Just to spend PAN TRINBAGO DOLLARS"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Belle Terre Elementary teacher fundraises to expand student steel drum band, sharing her passion for the culture of Trinidad
"Go to the WEBSITE and CONTACT THEM!!! Werner went to the WEBSITE!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Lawsuits fly faster than bullets @ blinging Pan Trinbago
"EARL RICHARDS: YUH IS THE BEST!!! Yuh eh CARRYING WATER for NOBODY!!! Boy, ah STILL VEX with that MEXICAN FOOTBALL TEAM!!! But like yuh said: WORLD CUP DONE!!! Let's move on and FIX PAN TRINBAGO!!!"
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion While PAN TRINBAGO BURNS DOWN -- THE MINISTER OF CULTURE sits in the BEAUTY SHOP getting a mani-pede and her hair dyed!!!
"Claude:  this reminds me of a Benny Hill skit where the police are running after the criminals with their truncheons held high.  No one is arresting no one and everyone is just running around like idiots ... It's time for this to be…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Lawsuits fly faster than bullets @ blinging Pan Trinbago
"...sitting on a chair behind a desk full of papers which by a wild stretch of the imagination he thought made him look important. Forteau should SUE Sharmain Baboolal for that!!! But she leave out the part where he told ASH how busy he was working…"
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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 3:27pm on February 7, 2018, Allison Reid said…

Lol... so I guess you answered part of the question and I hear you loud and clear.... Thanks Claude....

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...

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