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Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion IF Claude Gonzales was ah Local instead of an Expat living in Foreign what would he do differently to the locals to move Pan forward Locally and Globally ?
"BEAUTIFUL COURTNEY!!! BEAUTIFUL STORY!!!"
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Courtney Leiba replied to earl richards's discussion IF Claude Gonzales was ah Local instead of an Expat living in Foreign what would he do differently to the locals to move Pan forward Locally and Globally ?
"Since I left Trinidad, my mission was to spread the word of pan. I left here with a tenor pan,double-second and a Dup-Doup. Taught two persons in Tasmania and immediately had a jingle for Kingstown Shopping Centre. I left Tasmania to Canberra and…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion IF Claude Gonzales was ah Local instead of an Expat living in Foreign what would he do differently to the locals to move Pan forward Locally and Globally ?
"Jerry: You just hit on a point I have been thinking about. The more STEELBAND proliferates globally, the less need for countries to bring STEELBANDS from Trinidad to perform. Fro the most part a STEELBAND is a STEELBAND to the outside…"
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odw replied to earl richards's discussion IF Claude Gonzales was ah Local instead of an Expat living in Foreign what would he do differently to the locals to move Pan forward Locally and Globally ?
"Pan Fantasy - Unforgettable 2016 New York Panoramaarranged by Al "Allos" Foster Pan Fantasy - Lucy 2015 International Steelband Panorama"
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Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion IF Claude Gonzales was ah Local instead of an Expat living in Foreign what would he do differently to the locals to move Pan forward Locally and Globally ?
"All the Steelband has is Panorama so this is as far as they reach everywhere, they need  development outside panorama."
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Jerry Bain replied to earl richards's discussion IF Claude Gonzales was ah Local instead of an Expat living in Foreign what would he do differently to the locals to move Pan forward Locally and Globally ?
"This is one of the reasons that I'm glad to see bands such as Pan Fantasy and Salah's Pan Academy from Canada, enter into the Panorama and other shows in T&T. We as Xpats have to lead the way in showing the Locals that we are surviving…"
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earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion We need a SPECIAL COUNSEL to investigate CORRUPTION in PAN TRINBAGO!!!
"Does  XL4PAN have any role to play in this fiasco."
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earl richards replied to earl richards's discussion IF Claude Gonzales was ah Local instead of an Expat living in Foreign what would he do differently to the locals to move Pan forward Locally and Globally ?
"We see the success of collaboration between the LOCALS and EXPATS when it comes to playing and producing Mas in All Stars on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, The Locals have their sections and the Expats comes with their sections…"
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Two steel orchestras, one on a Saturday and one on a Sunday top PANORAMA Prelims and failed to make the National Finals

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Members can you name the year and the two Steel Orchestras that top the Panorama Prelims that was held on A Satuarday and Sunday respectively and they both played in the Semi Finals and were eliminated from the National Finals.   

PANORAMA CHAMPS FAILS TO MAKE PANORAMA FINALS THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:20pm 4 Comments

Members in 1974 the Panorama champs of the year before failed to reached the finals, Can you name the Steel Orchestra involved, and do you remember if it happened to any other Steel orchestra.

PANORAMA JUDGE SAYS TO A BIG FIVE STEEL ORCHESTRA THEIR PANORAMA SELECTION IS NOT A PANORAMA TUNE.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:00pm 10 Comments

Members in 1975 A Panorama Judge wrote on the score sheet of A  big five Steel Orchestra that their Panorama tune of choice is not A Ponarama tune and awarded the band no points, The band failed to advance any futher.Can you name the Steel Orchestra and their tune of choice.

band plays two different panorama tunes in the same year at panorama.

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:30pm 30 Comments

members,can you name the big steel orchestra that played one tune at panorama, then after the semifinals played a different tune for the finals. i know one band that did it, do you know or remember any steel  band doing that ?.     

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At 1:53am on June 26, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Earl; I've ask'ed the same question, Y do all steel bands sound alike, on one could give the answer, so hear goes, several things, (1) most of the arrangers, excluding Holman, Sharpe, Goddard, Greenidge, and Narell who sound alot like Invaders, are forging each other's recycled music, playing in the same keys, or only the lower area of the pan in F C G or D, (2) the tuners are using what is called "Harmonic" tuning which is for string instruments, "PAN" is NOT a string instrument, harmonic tuning is NOT accurate, they say when U strike a note U must hear a chord, when U hit C U must hear the C chord C E G, so when U R playing in C minor U will be still hearing the E instead of the Eb, this causes the tones/notes to clash, which causes a dischord or a humming out of key sound/noise, which allows the instruments to go out of tune easily, (3) the players DANCING and BEATING instead of PLAYING, I could go on and on but I'll stop for now...

At 3:59pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

EDITED VERSION;This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, or large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars won in 1963 /1964 and Guiness Cavaliers1965 /1967 both band's won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, the history of pan/steel band is already DISTORTED, so member Richards, what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 2:49pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, of large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars and Gunnisse Caveliar won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, as no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, so member Richards what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 8:07pm on May 21, 2009, Kevin Gowrie said…
hi earl, what about a " remember when? " in panorama! I can think of one, remember when desperadoes was eliminated in the preliminary stages of the event. Rudolph Charles then took what turned out to be a controversial matter to the courts and won. Desperadoes was then reinstated in the panorama, went to the savannah on final night and blew us away with the now famous Bradley's (deceased) arrangement of Nelson's " I going and party tonight." I'm open for correction.

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