"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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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?"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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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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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...