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Jim Rowland replied to Pan Times's discussion The Demise of the Steelband Panorama - and the Possible Solution
"I have to wonder at the perspective we all are currently using about the Steel Drum music. I have an idea that perhaps with the advent of the electronic drum that developement of pan music could take a place beside the piano. I was as a classical…"
Oct 5, 2010
Jim Rowland replied to Pan Times's discussion The Demise of the Steelband Panorama - and the Possible Solution
"Steel Pan playing has always been a grass roots activity. I am saddened by the economics around the world, however this is ONLY an expected setback. Its the kids we need to focus on now. Jim Rowland, 75 year young student of Hameed Shaqq."
Oct 3, 2010
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"Composer?"
Mar 21, 2009
Jim Rowland left a comment for Hameed Shaqq
"Hameed, my friend: I am aware as well as you although not to the depth of Pan history as are you. I have a challenge to your musical prowess; Write with words an Alto Pan song in which the subject is of Canada: ""In the land of the pale…"
Feb 21, 2009
Hameed Shaqq left a comment for Jim Rowland
"Hi Jim, check the Steelbands link at the top, to see how far and wide our national instrument has travelled in less than 100 years, Trinidad is one of the few countries in the world with a unique national instrument. Its still very young in terms of…"
Feb 18, 2009
Jim Rowland left a comment for Hameed Shaqq
"Hameed is correct: Steel Pan music is a Trinni Culture outgrowth and so suceeded because it is a deep part of the people. If steel band music is to succeed elsewhere the people will have to make it a part of their hearts.I would it could: the steel…"
Feb 18, 2009
Jim Rowland left a comment for Hameed Shaqq
"Hameed: you gonna change the picture? Regards Jim R"
Feb 18, 2009
Hameed Shaqq left a comment for Jim Rowland
"Thanks you kindly Jim"
Feb 18, 2009
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At 7:11pm on March 21, 2009, Hameed Shaqq said…
Composer?
At 11:09pm on February 18, 2009, Hameed Shaqq said…
Hi Jim, check the Steelbands link at the top, to see how far and wide our national instrument has travelled in less than 100 years, Trinidad is one of the few countries in the world with a unique national instrument. Its still very young in terms of the history of instruments, however, it is now being made a full member of the family of musical instruments as is embraces other societies and cultures. Yes, Pan for the People!
At 12:05am on February 18, 2009, Hameed Shaqq said…
Thanks you kindly Jim
 
 
 

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