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Ian Franklin
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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KESSERING NOEL commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"We need to to consider music as a business and teach the younger generations that. Control all aspects of the business, even if its for fun. Hobbies can become very expensive. Supporters must also be willing and be financially supportive; see it as…"
Mar 11
Morning Glory commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"Also,I would like to Borrow $1,500,000,from any Bank in TnT,for my band to make certain Investments. Can you assist in getting this loan,,,From ANY BANK? So that my band can become an employer,a BUSINESS ,,,,Let me know when you can,,,as there are…"
Mar 5
Morning Glory commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"My friend Patrick,Steelbands DO NOT GET TAX PAYERS MONEY TO GET PANS,,,,when a band is formed, the working members put up money,parties are thrown, etc. When a band wins any sort of money they use a portion of it to buy PANS . Panorama is an income…"
Mar 5
patrick commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"Where these pan people getting money to purchase anything? Taxpayers money give them free instruments, not sure if they get free transportation, and also money to play. Not sure if the 'panman' mindset can and want to change. Ownership is…"
Mar 4
Glenroy R Joseph commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"Is is not time to qustion the way the funds allocated to the steelbands are allocated ? If , for example some of those funds had been invested in say trucking and chroming , for example as Ian suggests , would the steelbands not be in a better…"
Mar 4
Kelvin scoon commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
" SIXTY ONE MILLION DOLLARS IS A LOT OF MONEY!! If this figure is accurate, it demands that an immediate proer study be undertaken by UWI/UTT/PAN TRINBAGO to determine how this money was utilized/spent, from which recommendations could be made…"
Mar 4
OSWALD GALLION commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"Before we can start discussing these business projects, there is the need for most steel orchestras to have permanent ownership of their respective pan yards. For at any moment the majority of them could be evicted and caught in limbo."
Mar 4
federico gay commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
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Morning Glory commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"As Pan is a National Treasure, the Government will have to be a part of the solution. Why not a PAN TAX ON CERTAIN LUXURY GOODS,,,,,A PAN TAX ON VISITOR'S HOTEL BILLS. A PAN LOTTERY, with the proceeds going towards the Drum and Chrome…"
Mar 4
T Sticks commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"The FIRST step towards anything of that magnitued is the steelband fraternity has to see themselves differently eg. STOP thinking the country/world owes them everything so they can wait around on the seasonal events to expect support and hand-outs…"
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Morning Glory commented on Ian Franklin's blog post IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS
"Oh my LORD,,,,,This is what I have been waiting to hear on this WST,,,,I truly believe that if the bands can get together ,,,instead of only studying Panorama ,and "who come first and who shoulda come first". They CAN DO big things.Just as…"
Mar 3
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IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS

Steel Orchestras have to get together and brainstorm how to get into the Transportation and the Chroming of Pans Business.I may not have the dollar, you may not have the dollar, he/she may not have the dollar. However, if WE get into COLLECTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL HAVE THE DOLLARS.From 2007 through 2017, The Large Bands Panorama Finalists have grossed $60,750,000.00 in prize monies.It is time the Steel Orchestras work so they can benefit. The Truckers, The Chromers, The Pan Makers, The…See More
Mar 3
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Preliminary Results for Small Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017
"Good luck to all on Sunday."
Feb 8

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I am a proud product of Laventille. After family responsibilities my next love is for the National Instrument of T&T, and I hope that all of us will respect the instrument, and not abuse it. I,E, do not place chromed pans on the ground. I have penned 6 compilations: "400 Questions & Answers on Pan from 1960 to Present" "Crossword Puzzles of Trinidad & Tobago"
"Some multiplication made easy in T&T" "Trinbaku is my Sudoku in T&T" "Panorama Finals 1963 to Present" "Desperadoes<>Rudolph Charles and Beyond" My E Mail is, laventl@aol.com: Phone (754)779-7547:T&T (868)624-9317

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IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 7:19pm 11 Comments

Steel Orchestras have to get together and brainstorm how to get into the Transportation and the Chroming of Pans Business.

I may not have the dollar, you may not have the dollar, he/she may not have the dollar. However, if WE get into COLLECTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL HAVE THE DOLLARS.

From 2007 through 2017, The Large Bands Panorama Finalists have grossed $60,750,000.00 in prize monies.

It is time the Steel Orchestras work so they can benefit.

The Truckers, The…

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I NEED THE FOLLOWING INFOMATION.

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 6:50pm 2 Comments

Dear WST Members,

                                   I have the playing positions of the panorama winners from 1963 to 2016, except for 1968, 1969, 1971, 1989 and 1990.

At present, more winners have emerged performing at #8 and #10.

Most in the pan world do not like performing at position #1. However, would you believe that more steel orchestras have won more times playing at position #1 than #2, #3, #4, #5, #11, #12 and #13.

Congratulations to Lauderhill Steel Ensemble on you victory at Florida's 2016 Panorama

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 2:16pm 2 Comments

My thanks to all who complimented our Panorama Victory. I am mostly thankful that although I did go to Trinidad to ask for help from 3 Desperadoes panists, it did not come to fruition. No one from Desperadoes performed with LSE at the Florida Panorama on October 8th, 2016. LSE was the laughing stock of the pan world in Florida. Now that they won on their second attempt at Panorama, some are taking cheap shots, such as "we used players from Desperadoes," "we played under tents" and "we knew…

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CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF DR. JIT SAMAROO

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 2:10pm 22 Comments

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, FANS AND RENEGADES STEEL ORCHESTRA ON THE PASSING OF DR. JIT SAMAROO, ON BEHALF OF DESPERADOES STEEL ORCHESTRA.

My format for playing positions at the 2015 International Panorama

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 12:43am 1 Comment

I was concerned that if the format for the bands playing positions was the same as the Trinidad Panorama, and all the top guns picked in the first 10.  Well, that would not happen at the 2015 ICP Panorama.

I heard on radio that the bands would be grouped,                              so I am hoping for the following or similar 6-group format.

All Stars<>United States<>Canada<>Steel Explosion

Phase II<>United States<>Canada<>Super…

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At 9:10pm on September 6, 2016, Sheldon C Brown said…
Brother Franklin good day and I hope all is well with you
Recently i was in a discussion with the guys and the point of weather or not there was a band named boys town from point cumana that won the steel band music festival on two occasions,after much deliberations we could not decided on the facts so I thought of you to bring some clarity to the situation.this should not be a brainteaser for a man of your ability
By the way I'm the guy who was collecting the signatures in point on borough day this year
At 10:47am on September 27, 2014, Tanty Pearl said…

No. Belmont Valley Road

At 1:27am on April 2, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

Nice to know. Hope Florida is treating you well. Yes I read about my uncle tash in one of your books. On that note of books, I need a list of what books you have. I wanna get some for my personal collection so let me know what you have and the price :-D

At 8:35pm on April 1, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

LOL thanks Ian. Hope all is well on your side 

At 7:56pm on March 11, 2014, Glenroy R Joseph said…

Unfortunately, I was unaware of the show, Ian.

I'll try to tune in to it

At 1:58pm on October 20, 2013, FOY BARNES said…

Hi Ian, good to hear from you. I reached out to you a few weeks ago as I was going down to Ft,Lauderdale on a job interview. I was recruited by some headhunter about an architectural position. I did get the job so I will be relocating to Ft. Lauderdale in a few weeks. Hopefully we will hook-up some time.

At 9:59pm on September 4, 2013, Annette Agarrat-Beckles said…
Ian, This is the correct name of the publication, if you are interested in purchasing it. Annette

"Golden Anniversary of Panorama" is the latest publication of Pan Trinbago Inc TC.
At 9:16pm on April 29, 2013, Gordon said…

Ian,

Gordon from New York. Unfortunately my phone was stolen so I lost all your information. I am still very much interested in that book

At 8:47am on April 29, 2013, paddy corea said…

BIG UP IAN.  BRUTE FORCE (Antigua) had the record (earliest) untiL THIS. NICE WORK.  I need to contact HEADS. Ask  him  to call me re the TRIPPLE CELLO.  PADDY COREA Dspers USA

At 4:56pm on January 31, 2013, A.L.Nunes said…

Hi Ian

Not in the habit of checking my page. Saw your reply only today concerning the stats on the highest points awarded in a Panorama. Many thanks.

 

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