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Carnival 2012 Accommodations

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Dinga Nov 25, 2011. 3 Replies

Hello everyone: I am a pan fanatic for more than 40 years and attended TT Carnival 1976 and 1981.  Would like to attend 2012 and find accommodations ideally with other pan lovers to visit pan yards…Continue

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Petoskey Steel Drum Band - Michigan, USA

"Only one young girl dancing to the right."
May 25
John Dinga commented on Pan Times's video
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Rising Stars Steel Orchestra on the road - St. Thomas Carnival 2017

"Hey mecca of pan TNT.  Bring back the large bands on the road!  Hello to John Hodge! in the engine room."
May 3
John Dinga commented on Pan Times's video
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Rising Stars Steel Orchestra on the road - St. Thomas Carnival 2017

"This is where I became a pan and carnival addict 50 years ago.  Been to St. Thomas Carnival at least 25 times. You can't believe the sound of Rising Stars as they wind their way downtown narrow streets with buildings on each side.…"
May 3
John Dinga commented on Glenroy R Joseph's video
Mar 14
John Dinga commented on Glenroy R Joseph's video
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Pan Shootout at Carnival 2013 Dimanche Gras featuring Johann Chuckaree & Dane Gulston

"I did not see Johann with Phase II in panorama this year.  Did I just miss him?"
Mar 14
John Dinga replied to Pan Times's discussion DVD of Trinidad and Tobago Large and Medium Panorama Finals 2017 Available
"Can we order on line or through mail?"
Mar 3
John Dinga replied to Randi Curvan's discussion Carnival and panorama in Piarco this year?
"For the past 5 years, I have stood in line for several hours to clear customs.  During Carnival season, more officers need to be hired.  "
Feb 25
John Dinga replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERYBODY beating the PANS so HARD in this NY PANORAMA how could anybody enjoy that ...
"The real deal of NY panorama is to hear "sweet pan" on the streets surrounding the back entrance of the museum where all the bands are warming up their tunes before the competition and without the invasive amplified sound system on the…"
Sep 6, 2016
John Dinga replied to Pan Times's discussion Congratulations! New York Pan Sonatas celebrates its 45th anniversary.
"Congratulations.  Hoping to learn where the NY pan yards are this year."
Aug 1, 2016
John Dinga replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion CARNIVAL MONDAY PAN ONLY.......
"J'ouvert on Labor Day Monday morning in Brooklyn is for all pan lovers.  Carnival Monday afternoon in Trinidad for all pan is a great idea!"
May 23, 2016
John Dinga commented on Glenroy R Joseph's video
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J'ouvert Morning steelband parade -1971

"This is also on a 33 rpm record produced by National Geographic."
Feb 15, 2016
John Dinga commented on Pan Times's video
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Beat a Pan, Not a Man - UNICEF Belize

"Was there to help build an environmental camp in the rainforest near Balmopan, the new capital city. "
Nov 10, 2015
John Dinga replied to earl richards's discussion WHY ARE THE ADVOCATES(CECIL AND BEDE)FOR PANS ROLLING ON THE ROAD QUIET.
"My first Trinidad Carnival and J'ouvert were in 1976.  All the big steel bands were "rolling" on the road.  It was sheer enjoyment  and excitement to actually pull the bands and dance and chip through the streets of…"
Sep 30, 2015
John Dinga replied to London Gabriel's discussion NY Jouvert
"I have no problem with "LIVE" music at j'ouvert.  Bahamas junkanoo is mostly brass with more than 100 musicians playing all kinds of brass, percussion and cowbells, is outstanding.  The live brass bands at j'ouvert in…"
Sep 19, 2015
John Dinga commented on Pan Times's video
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D'Radoes Steel Ochestra - Like Ah Boss - J'Ouvert 2015 - Brooklyn

"And just in case you didn't know, D'radoes won the panorama competition for the second year in a row on Saturday night at the Brooklyn Museum. Correction I am the star at 3:00 minutes in the tape!"
Sep 9, 2015
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Sep 9, 2015

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Many years as a steel pan fan from St. Thomas, Toronto, Brooklyn, Boston and yes even Trinidad

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At 9:49pm on February 16, 2012, glenford peters said…

Ah like Codrington Family Band in Small Bands.

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