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Noel replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Earl Richards: If there was a NATION against NATION Panorama, who do you think will win?
"Nice arrangement, some of the players quite skillful, most had fun and enjoyed their pan.  But althouugh I would give this rendition very good marks., they wouldn't 'come een' in any recent  panorama if I was judging. Dey…"
Aug 6
Noel replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion And Why Is Everyone [So] Fixated On Having PAN Back In CARNIVAL? We need the BACK TO THE FUTURE DELEGATES to answer this question!!!
"In response to the question, I must say that there are two types of persons included in this 'everyone'.  in the first group there are the persons who are, either conciously or unconciously, affected by the facts of our cultural…"
Jul 25
Noel replied to Pan Times's discussion A Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Band Is Accused of Trivialising the Trauma of Slavery
"Patrick. Who say anyting bout 'banning' anything. Whey yuh comin from?"
Oct 27, 2016
Noel replied to Pan Times's discussion A Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Band Is Accused of Trivialising the Trauma of Slavery
"Excellent respons for a 'Naps' man. You could actually pass for a QRC old boy!"
Oct 27, 2016
Noel replied to Pan Times's discussion A Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Band Is Accused of Trivialising the Trauma of Slavery
"To be 'oversensitive' about things like the portrayal of slavery, especially in Carnival, is okay. Better be so than not be sensitive to it at all. The discussion was healthy, if at times (from what I understand) a bit…"
Oct 26, 2016
Noel replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion REBECCA: Such beautiful lyrics!!!
"What an odd statement. "All that inside instrumentation is beyond the capability of the steelpan.' If you are talking about the variety of sound types that we can hear -- of course it is impossible for a steelband to reproduce it. A…"
Oct 4, 2016
Noel replied to Rudy Kendall's discussion Pan shootout between Boogsie and Robbie (1990) - Who Got The Better of Whom?
"Wha yuh tellin mi to do? Compare? Maaaan! Pan in yuh rukungtukunkung! Tanks fi di post boi!"
Jul 29, 2016
Noel replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE STEELBAND IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
"Rudy has focussed the discussion and, like Claude I would like hin to continue. My contribution is based on what Rudy has aid. I know that The Mecca has also produced some good marketers. What I would like to see is that a couple of them realize the…"
Jun 27, 2016
Noel replied to Bugs's discussion Memories - Was it really better back then?
"So explain to me how, when i go to T&T at Carnival time and visit bands practicing, I see hundreds, (and I see only a few bands) fo young people practicing hard into the night. It must be a good thing maybe even love?"
Jun 18, 2016
Noel replied to Bugs's discussion Memories - Was it really better back then?
"This is a very interesting, and important, discussion. I believe that because it is so important, we need to keep everything in perspective.  First of all those born in the 1940s  like myself, and even the 50s, 'grew up' with…"
Jun 18, 2016
Noel commented on Glenroy R Joseph's video
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Starlift Steel Orchestra - Sparrow's "Jane"(1969)

"The genius, Ray, was no more than about 22 when he did this amazingly musically mature arrangement"
Jun 8, 2016
Noel replied to Pan Times's discussion My father, Antonin Scalia: - Amazed by Pan -- Washington Post opinion
"What about the statement that Newton created the words to a melody he heard on the slave ships?. It was a song of lament (and of hope for  the best) that the enslaved people in the hold of his ship used to keep them spiritually alive and well…"
Feb 24, 2016
Noel replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion TRINIDAD needs a second ANNUAL MARQUEE PAN EVENT
"Very good idea. Or maybe there could be a time limit to get on, play your tune and get off. If bands find that in order to do so, they had to limit the size of the band, they would. This might lead to some bright person finding a technology to get a…"
Feb 17, 2016
Noel replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion TRINIDAD needs a second ANNUAL MARQUEE PAN EVENT
"We have the blueprint. When it was part of the music festival, it helped the instrumentalists, the arrangers, the tuners, and managers to hone their skilis. So did pan ramajay. The only problems would be financing and management. So, unless we have…"
Feb 17, 2016
Noel replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion odw: This video is JUST FOR YOU and other STUDENTS OF CALYPSO. It all dovetails into THIS PANORAMA!!!
"OOHHH GOOOOORRD! Tanks fuh dis!"
Feb 3, 2016
Noel replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion XENOPHOBIA, HYPOCRISY and THE PANORAMA TING
"No big deal, Patrick, Not really.  So that is why I ask: why when we say that we do not accept it,why do people jump at us , call us racist, anti-white, xenophobic, anti-american? And even suggest that if a black arranger had said it we would…"
Feb 1, 2016

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A trini living in Jamaica, I am a music lover: classical, jazz, R&B, all oldies, gospel, world music, Indian, African, chutney,
European, and of course, calypso, soca, reggae, dancehall.
This love began when as a kid, I listened to steelband music and was finally allowed to play by my parents. I began with a band called Symphonettes (who remembers Shadow? and had one year with Starlift before I left for UWI in Mona

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At 2:43pm on June 23, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Noel; there were two men that made the move to"Starlift from Invaders," Ray Holman and Monty Williams also of "Cassanova's, who's dad was John "buddy" Williams, and brother "Happy" Williams a Jazz bassists composer writer of "Happy Song" with the group "Read, Wright, & Be Happy", who also played pans in Invaders and Starlift...
I see U R a player with "Rupert shadow Nathanial of Symphonettes humm" great band back in the day, then U knew Reggie Clarke who passed, those were some good days man...

 
 
 

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