I don't get the specific allusion as to parr chahee and the video, but of course I'm reasonably well clued in to the general context. If I looked at it again I might get it, but I won't.
I understand the sensitivity. But…"
I agree in part with both your comments.
But actually, I think this was a thoughtful and well structured piece. All the producers did really was put up a mirror to the different segments of the society, and let people tell their…"
I meant to refer to Curry Tabanca as a particular piece, not as a genre. CT wasn't chutney music as such... I don't think. But Smooth's arrangement of it is rhythmically challenging because of the way he brings in tassa drums as…"
"From the academic side we can make the mental shift, it more difficult for others outside to do the same."
Seems to be getting easier for them to "get it". The only panorama arrangement that evidently must be tall ask for…"
Thanks for that. Thought-provoking.
Very profound point made by the Elders... the difference between "beating pan" and "playing pan". The same question applies to the terms "panman", or "steelband man" vs…"
As an engineer I couldn't help myself and whipped out my onscreen calculator to find:
1) Smooth's Hammer (1986) : 487/500 ~ 97.4%, and
2) Boogsie's Feelin Nice (1987): 293/300 ~ 97.7%.
Thanks for these bits of trivia.
But tell us more .... who got the 487 and the 462 and the 278? I already know who got the 293 (All Stars with De Hammer).
The list of those who won playing from position #8, also the year, would be…"
HOPELESS is a strong word, self-fulfilling...
OTOH, it certainly seems like a TALL ORDER as people used to say...
I re-read CLR James' The Black Jacobins (Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution) recently. Now there was a…"
"Claude: Whom you have to convince ultimately are the voters who put him there, and have the power to remove him. Part of that task is to put forward a better alternative.
That's the politics baby too...
That looks to me like a marathon, rather…"
""Newsday mentioned in an article that they asked BOOGSIE about the "FOUNDATION" and he replied with a "doh ask me nothing" go and ask so and so."
Thanks Claude. Exactly. That kind of reply vindicates my gut, which I…"
Yes, i know some of those names, , Malcolm Jones and Trevor Scott were a couple years older than us.
Trevor's brother Hubie, their cousin James Babb and a few of us used to lime in Frederick street, Marabella.
I also knew Robert Sair. As a matter of fact, he was one of the guys I spoke to after the clash
Guinness Gondoliers was a tough band from the Coffee who also played military mass, and were our natural rivals.
For a while, they and All Stars were the biggest bands in Sando.
I remember they portrayed an outstanding tribute to John Kennedy after his death.
The clash may have damaged that band, because shortly afterwards Bobby and his brother took some members and left them to form Cavaliers.
Guinness had both bands compete in a musical "shootout" for the sponsorship, and the Cavaliers won.
That was how Guiness Cavaliers was born.
BTW I don't know if you remember the druggist in Marabella at the time, but he was a large man, maybe Syrian, and with a beard he made a perfect Fidel Castro. We had an outstanding presentation that year, and our bomb tune was Handel's Largo.
I remember Marines going up the Coffee at about seven pm that Carnival Tuesday playing our bomb tune, and we clashed with Gondoliers right by Presentation College.
I remember being told how fast "Castro" moved down Lord street. I believe Robert Sair was the one who told me this
. I didn't see "Castro", because I also ran like hell.