"Four or so score years ago, a cadre of young African underprivileged young men, in a little twin-island British colony, Trinidad and Tobago, who did not know it was supposed to be scientifically impossible, created a family of musical instruments…"
"Dear Aquil, the fundamental question is:Change PanTrinbago culture or change from PanTrinbago?
PanTrinbago is the result of such a revolutionary change in the 1970s when new leaders realised that the old National Association had…"
"FALSE -- Some but not most.
NOW -- but this has not been so always
Definitely not the early pioneers like Sydney Gollop, and Oscar PyleGeorge Goddard was neither incompetent nor dishonest.Research the history."
"Thanks Oswald, There are a number of very useful suggestions in this document. It is one possible place to start the search for solutions.Can you arrange for the entire document to be made available online?Can we start a series of conversations…"
"I maintain that the root of the problem lies in Act No?? I think of 1986, which denies the people who are active in PAN the right to choose the organisation and the persons who best represent their interests at any particular time. No…"
"You have left out Lennox Pierre, Carlyle Kerr and the other leaders of The Trinidad and Tobago Youth Council, who were the real driving force, not only behind TASPO but also recognition of the Steelband and its "outcasts' leading up to the…"
"I could not help the rush of pride from knowing that T&T has given the world THE GIFT OF PAN that has so positively affected the lives of people HERE and all over the world.Then the feeling of disappointment that we have not…"
"Can T&T continue to finance Carnival and Panorama at current rates as the country makes big cuts in all other services, notably, Education, Health and Jobs?Do Carnival and Pan people believe they have any responsibility to participate…"
Jazz heads to St. James on day two of WeBeat St. James Live 2018, the cultural experience hosted by the St. James Community Improvement Committee (CIC).Pan Jazz Night, offering an impressive line-up of well-known entertainers, takes place at the St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St. James, on Thursday, June 7, starting at 8 pm.Featured performers are the National Steel Symphony…See More
"WHO WILL BELL THE CAT?Will the new or makeover leadership team that will be eventually elected have the vision to start the transformation? The Pan Movement has the brain trust that can be put to work to change the tadpole into a frog. Of…"
"Guilty as charged.But I am not suggesting anybody give PT even one red dollar.I am suggesting that PT follow in the footsteps of the pioneers; decide that archiving is a priority and marshal their resources, human and material and start the process,…"
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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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.