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Claude Gonzales's Discussions

When is Doctor Dolly going to start this forensic audit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales yesterday. 6 Replies

I thought we had a hidden agenda (not so hidden) on this forum to remove KEITH DIAZ from office and put in place an honest and effective administration with a GLOBAL VISION for PAN.PANORAMA done and…Continue

The story of Phase II Pan Groove

Started this discussion. Last reply by Morning Glory 16 hours ago. 54 Replies

Phase II won its first North Panorama title in 1977 playing "I Like To Beat Pan" before winning the National Panorama Competition in 1987 playing "Feeling Nice". They have also produced other…Continue

CLIFFORD ALEXIS retires after a LIFE OF PAN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales on Saturday. 4 Replies

A Legend Says GoodbyeAfter spending the bulk of his life playing, arranging, building and teaching steelpan, Cliff Alexis has retired from his work at Northern Illinois University (NIU). Alexis has…Continue

A message for the BACK TO THE FUTURE forumites from someone ON THE GROUND who has lived the LIFE OF PAN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales on Saturday. 14 Replies

WST - "Can the steelband return to "the road" for Carnival Monday and Tuesday, in force?Carol-Ann A. - "I don't know that the Steel Bands can return to the road in full force. Speaking from my…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion First encounter meeting, learning and playing music from a relatively young unknown BOOGSIE SHARP.
"Great Story, Mr, Ricahrds!!! Yeah Man!!!"
9 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion THE BOMB TUNE
"Valentine might be right but this is the book I got it from: Forty Years of Steel: An Annotated Discography of Steel Band and Pan Recordings, 1951-1991 by Jeffrey Thomas"
11 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion THE BOMB TUNE
"Earl Richards is correct!!!"
12 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Registration for 2018 Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama
"Yes, Mr. Joseph!!! Despite all this ole talk about FORENSIC AUDIT and extermination -- you and me and KEITH DIAZ will still be running PANORAMA 2018 as per usual. No school girl eh coming to disrupt BIG OLE HARDBACK MEN BUSINESS!!!"
15 hours ago
Morning Glory replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Aye my brother, Merrytones, I don't mean to be as you say thin skinned,,, you know I am an old soldier,who will not leave a fellow soldier in a fire fight. We all have a right to voice our opinions,,,so Peace and Love to everyone."
16 hours ago
Morning Glory replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Martin my brother,,, I understand what you are saying,,,,it's just that I have been a witness to Boogsie's greatness First hand,live and direct,,,,not in Panorama ,not in a show or concert,,,and I know that he has been given a gift from…"
18 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion 2017 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama Review - the Good, Bad and Ugly
"Oh bugs!!! Next Year (PANORAMA 2018) will be just as exciting and fulfilling to PAN LOVING AUDIENCES as 2017 was. Under the distinguished leadership of the RIGHT HONOURABLE KETIH DIAZ you can expect only the highest quality product. DDT was…"
20 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion RACE AND THE STEELBAND....
"Cecil: You should edit your topic and define it a little more specifically. I did not read to be an INDIAN and AFRO thing. I thought you were questioning "if yuh sister talk to a steelband man (Black and violent and all other racial prejudices…"
20 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion RACE AND THE STEELBAND....
21 hours ago
merrytonestothebone replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Ey ey you Maitland....yuh leave out Bradley's two masterpieces..."Pan in Harmony" (1976) and I"n My House" (2009)....But then again.....those are "your" choices...good selections too..."
23 hours ago
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Morning Glory…..I think the problem here is you are attached to Boogsie and as such will defend him. I on the other hand have no relations to anyone. I know a lot of arrangers and I have spoken to them at length, however I will be the first…"
23 hours ago
merrytonestothebone replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Oh Morning Glory...don't be so thin-skinned meh brother....there is no arranger who has never been criticized...Maitland gave "his opinion"...there is nothing to defend there..."
yesterday
Morning Glory replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"So all posters,be informed Len "Boogsie" Sharpe is no ordinary PANIST,he is gifted from the Creator. Peace and Love."
yesterday
Morning Glory replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Claude my friend, Boogsie is family,and anyone who says anything derogatory about him,especially without merit and or reason,,,I am going to defend him. I have seen with my eyes what Boogsie is capable of when it comes to Pan,and I can boldly say he…"
yesterday
Morning Glory replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Ten Dozen!"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The story of Phase II Pan Groove
"Morning Glory: That is a false attack on MARTIN MAITLAND!!! Because he is one of the most SENSIBLE (and INFORMED) posters on this forum."
yesterday

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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 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 ...

At 9:47am on October 16, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CLAUDE Mi Amigo; don' t worry your head to much, it look's like I have to try and bring down Diaz for U GUY'S, all by myself, two weeks ago my Attorney and Agent in T&T, registered a "Pre Action Protocol Correspondent" to President Keith Diaz and Pan Trinbago, in reference to non payment of 2015 Panorama performance, with the ensemble I tuned and played quad cellos " PANATICS",  every one else in the ensemble got paid since June 2015, all except myself, willful malicious spite work by Diaz and his regime, they also spite the ensemble in 2013 and 2014, in 2013 the ensemble qualified for the semi finals by points, there excuses was that they had to bring in a Tobago band, who did not make more points than "Panatics" made, in 2014, they said that they didn't have the tune/song the band played, that was Y they did not make the semis again, now this year they showed their real color/reason Y, therefore; they have 30 days upon recipe of said correspondent to comply with a monthly interest, or a costly $$$$$$.oo claim will be sought/filed against  Diaz and Pan Trinbago, for that ABROGATION, and I ain't taking any prisoners, so guy's watch for the fireworks...

 

At 7:40pm on October 13, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, do not back out of any discussion at all man, keep it coming, maybe U can open some eyes, ears, and closed minds...

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