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PAN IS OURS TO GUIDE AND PROTECT!!!

Started on Thursday 0 Replies

So where is the GAME PLAN? Ah see so much GAME PLANS for PAN IN AMERICA -- ah get BAZODEE!!! While they keep EXPANDING night and day!!!And all the PAN BRAINS in TRINIDAD from THE MINISTER OF CULTURE…Continue

RICHARD FORTEAU BEAT "THE CIP" LIKE A RED-HEADED STEP CHILD!!!

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One set ah BIG TALK from THE CIP how they going and do this and they going and DO THAT!!!But when all is said and done THE CIP is like AH FLY on the BACK OF AN ELEPHANT.Is that why GREGORY LINDSAY…Continue

The only BLACK MANAGER (Aliou Cisse) in the tournament wins his FIRST GAME!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Providence on Wednesday. 4 Replies

I know this is a PAN FORUM!!! But it is also a PNM and AFROCENTRIC FORUM. So GIVE THE MAN AH BIG UP ... IS WORLD CUP TIME!!!…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Mismanagement Of Funds At TUCO, NCBA And Pan Trinbago
"Ah NEXT REPORT AGAIN, DOCTOR DOLLY? Before KEITH DIAZ was even elected PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO a whole bunch ah people (including myself) got A REPORT that KEITH DIAZ was going to BANKRUPT PAN TRINBAGO. Then BEVERLEY RAMSEY and KEITH SIMPSON…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I used to think that we had a NUMBERS PROBLEM but ICELAND only have 337,682 people and they hold BIG BIG BIG ARGENTINA to a draw!!!
""From world champion to being the worst national team in Argentine history. Where to start? From the top." "AFA from botch to botch, three coaches in a year and a president elected in the spur of the moment. "Players. Many, too…"
18 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion The Secretary of Pan Trinbago will go on a Daily Fast.
"Bugs: I bet you did not have NO FASTING and TING in your MOVIE SCRIPT!!! Did FORTEAU say "UNTIL" Keith Diaz sign the document? Is this 7 days a week or just 5 work days a week? Keith Diaz ain't about to SIGN NUTTEN!!!"
19 hours ago
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I used to think that we had a NUMBERS PROBLEM but ICELAND only have 337,682 people and they hold BIG BIG BIG ARGENTINA to a draw!!!
"It ain't over until the fat lady sing's"
21 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah LOOK IN MEH CRYSTAL BALL and AH SEE ah LGBT+ STEELBAND playing on THE ROAD for J'OUVERT MORNING in 202X ...
"Now PEOPLE might be WONDERING what is WRONG with my CRYSTAL BALL that my EXACT YEAR is not IDENTIFIABLE!!! The reason is that AQUIL ARRINDELL and GREGORY LINDSAY work OBEAH on meh CRYSTAL BALL because it was working SO WELL to PREDICT the PAN…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I used to think that we had a NUMBERS PROBLEM but ICELAND only have 337,682 people and they hold BIG BIG BIG ARGENTINA to a draw!!!
"Earl Richards: Since you are such a DEVOTED CONTRIBUTOR to THE FORUM -- I am giving you  an opportunity to PICK AH NEXT TEAM. Mercer: I have a CRIME PLAN that could REDUCE CRIME in TRINIDAD by 90% in 3 MONTHS!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Human resource crisis as most pan people are incompetent and dishonest. True or False?
"merrytonestothebone: How many times ah have to tell yuh DOH KEEP SO REAL on THIS FANTASY FORUM. People want to hear HOPE and CHANGE -- do doh want "REALNESS" (ah learn that word in the American Ghetto)."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Human resource crisis as most pan people are incompetent and dishonest. True or False?
"Aquil: Yuh eh even call me name to give me ah LIL RECOGNITION .., yuh call SCOON and MTB and GLENROY. And I have the most GLOBALLY INSIGHTFUL FLOWCHART to take the INSTRUMENT and the MUSIC around THE WORLD. Ah tell yuh: Ah EXPAT is WITHOUT honour in…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Human resource crisis as most pan people are incompetent and dishonest. True or False?
"Aquil: DOH PLAY SAILOR and FRAID POWDER, YUH KNOW!!! Yuh drop yuh HOT TOPIC and now when MAN DECIDE TO ENGAGE YUH -- yuh gone AWOL!!! Bring GREGORY and OSWALD and DANE to SUPPORT YUH!!!"
Thursday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Human resource crisis as most pan people are incompetent and dishonest. True or False?
""Pan is theirs to guide and protect" Merrytonestothebone: I AM STEALING THAT LINE FROM YOU!!! And I have my LAWYERS lined up to DEFEND against all charges of PLAGIARISM!!! PAN IS OURS TO GUIDE AND PROTECT ... that sound like ah GLENROY…"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Human resource crisis as most pan people are incompetent and dishonest. True or False?
"Interesting premise, Mr. Scoon: That the young leaders with their trained minds and energies have developed beyond the GIMME GIMME SYNDROME. Personally, I would like to see a little bit of EVIDENCE!!!"
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Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The only BLACK MANAGER (Aliou Cisse) in the tournament wins his FIRST GAME!!!
"...so would you please follow Mr. Maharaj's lead and free up this forum Mr. Gonzales? "
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The only BLACK MANAGER (Aliou Cisse) in the tournament wins his FIRST GAME!!!
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The only BLACK MANAGER (Aliou Cisse) in the tournament wins his FIRST GAME!!!
"Now I know why the WORLD HATES doddering old men like SAT and SESSIONS and TRUMP and GIULIANI and CLAUDE!!!"
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Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The only BLACK MANAGER (Aliou Cisse) in the tournament wins his FIRST GAME!!!
"Freeing up of the Indian/Hindu vote in Trinidad. Tobago is another story."
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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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