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Dike Samai replied to Pan Times's discussion Another Look and Listen to the 2017 Semi Finals - the AL collection
"How do you get access to the video footage?"
Feb 14
Brian Copeland commented on Dike Samai's video
Feb 7
Brian Copeland commented on Dike Samai's video
Feb 7
Dike Samai posted a blog post
Feb 7
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"Then if we TRULY want to be fair, we should just stop the competition not so?"
Mar 26, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"To me, no band has been consistent so the answer to that question would be no however, I do believe that this year, there were bands in the final who should not have been there but that's just my personal opinion."
Mar 26, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"I would just like to clear up that I never implied that "Qualified" meant "Musically Literate" You don't need to be able to read music to be qualified to judge a Panorama."
Mar 25, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"I will not post their names here without their permission."
Mar 25, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"From my perspective, there would be a few of the "big 5" who would remain in the final because they deserve to be there. Don't get me wrong. I'm not hating on them by any means. I'm being as impartial as possible here but…"
Mar 25, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"I for one was not implying hiring judges from outside. We have perfectly qualified judges right here in Trinidad and Tobago. They just aren't hired."
Mar 25, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
" I personally know of many qualified persons who are able to analyze a panorama arrangement for what the arranger does and not how much hype is produced and can see past the name of the band, the name of the arranger and break the music down…"
Mar 25, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"Well Panorama is suffering the same fate as Carnival in general. The quality is deteriorating year after year after year. If we don't hire qualified judges, WTF is the point of having judges at all? To pull wool over our eyes and fool us into…"
Mar 25, 2014
Dike Samai replied to Fareed Abdul's discussion TEST PIECE for Panorama
"My opinion is if we hire judges who are qualified, open and are able to analyze what they hear and not just be impressed with flashing lights, a large sound and monotonous chromatics and generic music, we won't NEED to incorporate a test piece…"
Mar 22, 2014
Dike Samai posted a status
"Congratulations to St. Benedict's Steel on winning the Pan Ensemble Category of the NGC Sanfest 2013 competition!!!!"
Nov 10, 2013
Dike Samai posted a video

St. Benedict's Steel - National Junior Panorama Finals 2013 Band From Space

Arranged by Dike Samai, St. Benedict's Steel placed 7th out of 13 bands in the Non-School's Category of the National Junior Panorama Finals 2013 with Band Fr...
Nov 3, 2013
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St. Benedict's Steel

Sanfest prelims St. Benedict's College 2013
Nov 3, 2013

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Pannist, Composer and Arranger representing South Trinidad.

Musical Director of St. Benedict's Steel.
Captain of Fusion Steel Ensemble

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