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Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion WITH dissension from within, there can be said to be no “pan fraternity”
"There is no similarity, nor are there any points of comparison between the problems of representation in cultural and sports organisations and the problems of unity and the labour movements relationships with government and employers. Because there…"
Wednesday
Kelvin scoon replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion ZERO HOPE of replacing KEITH DIAZ and RICHARD FORTEAU and MICHAEL JOSEPH
"The young must begin by being more active in the affairs of their bands/orchestras/panyards. It is at the same time the sacred responsibilities of the current and past leadership, to encourage as many of the young players as you can to become active…"
Apr 18
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
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion A tabanca of potential by Mark Lyndersay
"Taking positive action could ease your tabanca heartbreak. It is obvious that neither the political directorate nor the stake holders have the training or the vision you write about and that is needed. BUT THEY ARE THE REPRESENTATIVES who are…"
Mar 1
Kelvin scoon replied to Jeston Lett's discussion PANORAMA JUDGING 2.0
"Any work of art is a holistic unit and can only be appreciated as a whole. Attempting to judge and award points/marks to different parts or segments, worst again by different judges is not the way to solve the problem of judging. Even the current…"
Feb 28
Kelvin scoon replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I thought that LIAM TEAGUE and SILVER STARS won the PANORAMA!!!
"Your views noted and appreciated. That is the great thing about all ART, and one of the principal reasons why it should never be in competition. Appreciation of art is in the final analysis, subjective. Each person brings his or her own life…"
Feb 27
Kelvin scoon commented on Pan Times's album
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MEDITATION ON THE TRADITIONS- CARNIVAL 2015 By Rubadiri Victor

"My grand children play what they call mas. I couldn't get them to read this lament even if I got down on my knees. I take a break sometimes from what I am doing on carnival days to look at the TV. I try to time my viewing to catch Trinidad All…"
Jan 16
Kelvin scoon replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion So where do we go from here? We try to bring down KEITH DIAZ and we failed!!!
"Simple. Check your history. Go back to the formation of PanTrinbago You may find some inspiration."
Jan 12
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion Wither the Steelband Panorama? by Andre Moses -- WST Special Op Ed
"Hold those thoughts to carry the discussion forward after the carnival, when hopefuly we could all think objectively about the way forward and not be upset and angry about today's small change."
Jan 6
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Jan 5
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion Wither the Steelband Panorama? by Andre Moses -- WST Special Op Ed
"Excellent analysis Andre. We now need suggestions for the next stage. Here is my 2cts worth.1. Establish a national forum/committee,commission (name not important) for developing a National Strategy for the future of PAN - the instrument, the music,…"
Jan 2
Raphael O'Neal and Kelvin scoon are now friends
Apr 24, 2016
Kelvin scoon shared Pan Times's discussion on Facebook
Mar 14, 2016
Kelvin scoon replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NOT ONE C-A-R-N-I-V-A-L around the world has DIED in the last century
"I don't think many of them have changed much either. But ours is dynamic and continues to grow and change. I have watched these changes since about 1935/36 when I hid form the blue devils behind a big box on Henry St in POS where we lived at…"
Feb 24, 2016
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion Carnival in transition: Raffique Shah explains why the festival is not dying
"Raffique is right. The reason/s for the season is/are always in flux. That is the dynamic of how societies develop. I have watched the changes for almost 80 years The questions remain. Can we as a society manage/ influence change in any particular…"
Feb 13, 2016
Kelvin scoon replied to DJ's discussion Only love and respect from Trinidad All Stars to Desperadoes, no room for hate
"That is as it should be always"
Feb 8, 2016

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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
I am a long time steelband enthusiast and backroom support person. I was PR Officer of Trinidad All Stars from about 1969 to 1991.
I am the founder of Multi Media Ltd and am also the producer of two sets of recordings - Classical Jewels 5 and Classical Jewels 6.
In the 1950's I was Secretary General of The National Youth Council and assisted Lennox Pierre in some of the steelband related activities of the Youth Council

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At 7:37am on April 4, 2014, Sandra L Blood said…

I " have 'G' in my 'DNA'"...Does that denote God, Great or Goddard? All three. :)

"PAN PEOPLE":  Most 'pan people' are scared, insecure, and are afraid to think out of the box to create a much better and bigger box. Most need a dose of risk-management and business courses. Most are clueless of whom they really are thus are incapable of putting value to themselves, and this is because, in Trinidad & Tobago, there isn't significant value placed on the instrument thus, most still act and think consistent to the garbage can and biscuit tin covers. Since in the 1980s, my family and I placed pan alongside the harp, violin or any other sophisticated musical instrument, hence the reason why so many fail to comprehend my upward/moral stance when aligning self with pan. 

At 6:40pm on January 11, 2014, Hamilton web lexander said…

Hello MR Scoon how are you keeping. Jitter Bug,was a Trinidad All Stars flag waiver.If I remember well, I think this was told to me by Prince Batson

                                          Hamilton "The Web" Alexander.

At 6:54pm on April 28, 2010, robert greenidge said…
thanks kelvin, enjoying the day very much,nice to hear from you and hope all is well

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