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Mercer Ramdoo replied to earl richards's discussion Bugs asked 2 Questions(will there be Panorama in 2019 and can Pan survive in Trinidad with out Panorama, My question if Panorama is abandon in Trinidad will it leave a LARGE HOLE in Tourism/Economy
"The two things that will never die, will probably stay sick for a very long, long time."
Apr 14
Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion Bugs asked 2 Questions(will there be Panorama in 2019 and can Pan survive in Trinidad with out Panorama, My question if Panorama is abandon in Trinidad will it leave a LARGE HOLE in Tourism/Economy
"Is two things that will NEVER DIE in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: STEELBAND and CALYPSO!!! PEOPLE on THIS FORUM will DIE if they don't get PANORAMA -- for sure!!! But PAN in TRINIDAD (today) is BIGGER than it ever was; and it will just continue to…"
Apr 14
Miguel Reyes replied to earl richards's discussion Bugs asked 2 Questions(will there be Panorama in 2019 and can Pan survive in Trinidad with out Panorama, My question if Panorama is abandon in Trinidad will it leave a LARGE HOLE in Tourism/Economy
"Pan  will  survive without panorama in Trinidad because Pan is now all over the world being played by Trinidadians everywhere , the attendance for panorama in Trinidad and Tobago is focus only at the  semi finals  after that the…"
Apr 14
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Bugs asked 2 Question(will there be Panorama in 2019 and can Pan survive in Trinidad with out Panorama, My questions if Panorama is abandon in Trinidad will it leave a LARGE HOLE in Tourism/Economy

With all the scandal going on in Pantrinbago, Infighting among the executives, monies owed to Players and Bands, Greed and Corruption and who knows who will be the next President. Bugs asked 2 very important questions.(Will there be a Panorama in 2019 and Can Pan survive in T&T with out Panorama? My question is if Panorama is scrapped, abandoned, becomes non existent in the Mecca of Pan, will it leave a large hole in Tourist arrivals and the economy in T&T during the Carnival Season.…See More
Apr 13
Lilian Sten replied to earl richards's discussion Changing of the Guards(Pantrinbago Gangstas) is all well and good, but the question is who is going to Guard the new GUARDS ?
""Rebels" by Frank Collymore. 'There have always been rebels, non-conformists Some blossoming into martyrdom and some escaping. Always the mutative leaven Finding the rules irksome An amoeba tore off the old school tie the pterodactyl…"
Apr 8
earl richards replied to earl richards's discussion Changing of the Guards(Pantrinbago Gangstas) is all well and good, but the question is who is going to Guard the new GUARDS ?
"PanTrinbago is a cultural organization which was incorporated by Act of Parliament, 5 of 1986. It formerly operated and was registered as a Union representing the interest of steelpan players   Are the executives of Pantrinbago EXEMPT from…"
Apr 8
Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion Changing of the Guards(Pantrinbago Gangstas) is all well and good, but the question is who is going to Guard the new GUARDS ?
""Pan Trinbago expects to maintain strong ties and work closely with Musicians’ Unions in countries wherever steelpan players perform, so that any industrial and/or labour disputes involving steelbandsmen could be properly handled. Pan…"
Apr 8
odw replied to earl richards's discussion Changing of the Guards(Pantrinbago Gangstas) is all well and good, but the question is who is going to Guard the new GUARDS ?
""Cut off the head of the snake and another will grow in its place." PanTrinbago is a cultural organization which was incorporated by Act of Parliament, 5 of 1986. It formerly operated and was registered as a Union representing the interest…"
Apr 8

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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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