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patrick commented on Nigel Campbell's blog post Carnival Stories: Panorama is Carnival in rhythm and motion*
"I believe we went backwards big-time, would like to see pan back on the road with racks as it should be. Very difficult to enjoy pan music on carnival days with the noise coming from these big trucks and trailers with pans. This big-truck thing is…"
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Carnival Stories: Panorama is Carnival in rhythm and motion*

"Passion, precision, percussion. The panman dedicates sleepless nights and countless hours to memorizing arrangements of calypsos for competition, the Panorama. The necessity for that element of competition in Carnival is still being debated." Photo © 1997, Cyan Studios Ltd. Excerpted from the book, Return to Kairi: A Trinidad…See More
Feb 11
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Panorama and Politics: The State and Steelband¹

(Part 1 of a T&T Guardian series on Panorama) The annual ritual of the steelband Panorama competition has begun in Trinidad and Tobago, and continues apace through the stages culminating on Carnival Saturday with the finals. With the financial cutbacks across the board in all areas of the economy including Carnival, there is a recognition that the sum of the parts have to be efficient and excellent…See More
Jan 21, 2016
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An American in Paradise: The sense of Belonging of Andy Narell

American pannist and composer Andy Narell is an iconoclast who fearlessly challenges the narrow definitions of acceptable pan music. He is global, and his usefulness as an ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument is tainted by suspicion long held by panmen and the steel pan fraternity in general here. It may be…See More
Mar 23, 2015
Yolanda Morean liked Nigel Campbell's blog post Contemplating genius one panyard at a time
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Glenroy R Joseph commented on Nigel Campbell's blog post Contemplating genius one panyard at a time
"I'm not sure if its a good thing , Bernard. It simply tells me that young men do not want to sacrifice an entire carnival season to learn one tune that may or may not even get them to the big stage on finals night. As much as I love pan , I…"
Feb 25, 2015
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Contemplating genius one panyard at a time

How can one contemplate genius? How does one recognise that savant quality in gifted musicians? Here in the “Third World” of foreigners' fantasies, the reputations of communities have been placed on the shoulders of political giants, on the shoulders of criminals, on the shoulders of cricket captains and steelpan arrangers. For this Carnival 2015, I ventured to gather that magic of the urban panyard as a locus for creativity, for communality, for a congregation of the curious at the periphery…See More
Feb 25, 2015
Riff Jammz commented on Nigel Campbell's blog post Contemplating genius one panyard at a time
"Correction the competition has NOT grown expotentially."
Feb 25, 2015
Riff Jammz commented on Nigel Campbell's blog post Contemplating genius one panyard at a time
"Nigel, Although I agree with you generally, both the arrangers and the panorama competition are no longer absolute genius. Simply because of the use of mostly local judges and insufficient use of international musicians as judges, there maybe too…"
Feb 25, 2015
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bernard a thomas commented on Nigel Campbell's blog post Contemplating genius one panyard at a time
"What are the implications for pan music when the majority of the players are female? This development has to be a good "thing"."
Feb 25, 2015
Nigel Campbell replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Copyright issues , steelbands and classical music
"Thanks for the reasoned explanations. "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" is a mantra we should all live by. Ignorantia juris non excusat."
Dec 22, 2014
Nigel Campbell replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Copyright issues , steelbands and classical music
"This is an accurate and reasoned response, Leon. Copyright protection ends after 50 years after the death of the composer in T&T. In the US, it may be up to 70 years after the death of the composer. We in T&T have a lot of work to do. COTT…"
Dec 22, 2014

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Carnival Stories: Panorama is Carnival in rhythm and motion*

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 3:40pm 1 Comment

"Passion, precision, percussion. The panman dedicates sleepless nights and countless hours to memorizing arrangements of calypsos for competition, the Panorama. The necessity for that element of competition in Carnival is still being debated." Photo © 1997,…

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Panorama and Politics: The State and Steelband¹

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 10:55am 0 Comments

(Part 1 of a T&T Guardian series on Panorama)



The annual ritual of the steelband Panorama competition has begun in Trinidad and Tobago, and continues apace through the stages culminating on Carnival Saturday with the finals. With the financial cutbacks across the board in all areas of the economy including Carnival, there is a…

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Contemplating genius one panyard at a time

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 6:00am 4 Comments

How can one contemplate genius? How does one recognise that savant quality in gifted musicians? Here in the “Third World” of foreigners' fantasies, the reputations of communities have been placed on the shoulders of political giants, on the shoulders of criminals, on the shoulders of cricket captains and steelpan arrangers. For this Carnival 2015, I ventured to gather that magic of the urban panyard as a locus for creativity, for communality, for a congregation of the curious at the…

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An American in Paradise: The sense of Belonging of Andy Narell

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 2:00pm 89 Comments

American pannist and composer Andy Narell is an iconoclast who fearlessly challenges the narrow definitions of acceptable pan music. He is global, and his usefulness as an ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument is tainted by suspicion long held by panmen and the steel pan fraternity in…

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At 11:33am on May 4, 2012, Gary Gibson said…

Nigel:

I'm not sure of which review it is, but it is probably one of the ones below. It would require going to those sites and searching  in order to find it. Since liner notes are generally attributed to the artist, I just didn't want anyone thinking that I wrote that about myself. But perhaps that wouldn't happen anyway. Thanks.

Percussive Notes Magazine, Terry O’Mahoney, August, 2006, on “Yahboy!”

Entertainment.inuk.com, 2006, Elizabeth Jacobsen, on “Yahboy!”

Jazzreview.com, 2006, Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez on “Yahboy!”

Trinidad Guardian, July, 2006, Mr. Muzik on “Yahboy!”

Ink19.com, March, 2006, Kyrby Raine on “Yahboy!”

Ejazznews, September, 2003, John Kelman on “CounterMelodies”

Jazzreview.com, 2002, Wendy Ross on “CounterMelodies”

Jazzreview.com, 2002, David Bender on “CounterMelodies”

Jazzreview.com, 2000, Lee Prosser on “My Two Cents”

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