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masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion STEELBAND MUSIC: Are there any LIMITS?
"The high resonance sound (tone) of rubber on tempered steel, makes the music of the steel orchestra extremely difficult to the unfamiliar ear. Steelband music is UNIQUE."
Jul 7
masai hall replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Pan People must "fix" Pan Trinbago, not wait for the government of the courts to do it for them.
""--- too much focus on financial improprieties by all concerned individuals , instead of on mismanagement and poor leadership in general."  Great observation Glenroy; I always thought the bickering over small dollars sounds petty."
Jun 26
masai hall might attend Pan Times's event
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Caribbean Carnival Series, Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel group with pan player Othello Molineaux, steel drum player Andy Narell at NPR Station

June 7, 2018 from 7pm to 8pm
As part of the June Caribbean American Heritage Month feature, Global Village highlights steel drum music. We'll hear some of the legendary steel orchestras of Trinidad from the great Caribbean Carnival Series, Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel group with pan player Othello Molineaux, steel drum player Andy Narell with calypsonian Relator, and more.See More
Jun 1
masai hall commented on Pan Times's video
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Mind Yuh Business - Boogsie - Pan Rebels Steel Orchestra - 1996

"Somehow, Basement Records always seem to get such beautiful pan sound reproduction."
May 29
masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion MORE AND MORE VOICES ARE BEING RAISED: REPLACE THE PAN TRINBAGO EXECUTIVE WITH BUSINESS MEN FROM OUTSIDE THE ORGANIZATION!!!
"This one for the "Ball heads": Reality really hit me last night.   This is Lebron James' world; we just living in it. Houston who?  Golden State who? Reality bites.  Hell yes!"
May 28
masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion TODAY was one of the BEST DAYS I have ever witnessed on THE FORUM!!!
"PAN MUSIC FOR GLOBAL CONSUMPTION - great idea (as in idealism) The challenge is creating GLOBAL DEMAND for an exotic music, that presents a major challenge to the unfamiliar ear."
May 17
masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion It just seems to me that RICHARD FORTEAU is going to be THE WINNER in this POLITICAL BATTLE
"Time out! Today is International Jazz Day.  I know that you can't fly like the"Bird", if you tried you would get "Dizzy". So take the "Trane" for "Miles". Then it's only "Seven Steps to…"
Apr 30
masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion DEVELOPING LIST OF STEELBANDS WHICH HAVE PASSED
"Add to list: CAIRO,from Belle Vue, St,James.  This band was like the farm club for (Pan-am} North Stars.  Many of their original players eventually played and toured with North Stars. Leslie(Jordhino) who is sometimes on this forum can…"
Apr 23
masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion No Panorama POST MORTEM on BOOGSIE and PHASE II
"I too am a Boogsie faithful, but that finals Phase II placing was CORRECT."
Mar 4
masai hall replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion IT'S JUST A GOOD IDEA.....
"There MUST be a difference between the sound of a steelband in motion and that of a band, set up on stage. Judging ???"
Mar 1
masai hall replied to Pan Times's discussion New World Steelband Order: Teague’s minor changes make a major note
"Silver Stars - 2018                Beautifully orchestral ; Majestically symphonic ; Splendid execution. Too much for Panorama, maybe?"
Feb 15
masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CONGRATULATIONS TO DUVONE!!!
"Maximum congratulations and respect, Mr.Stewart.  You took Renegades (the band with undoubtedly the sweetest pans in the land), and with your perfect blending of harmony and melody; you created MUSICAL NECTAR fit for the Gods. Thank you."
Feb 13
masai hall replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion WHAT A PANORAMA (2018)
"The Fantasy  versus  The Reality......."
Feb 9
masai hall replied to Russell Providence's discussion Boogsie not first to use Nokia Ring Tone Ephraim Serrette.
"Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity?  A'int nutin but pan talk."
Jan 29
masai hall replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PICK THE TOP 5
"From since the dominant days of Jit; Renegades have had the sweetest (tuned) pans in the land. And now with Duvone and still having dem sweet cans; you could and never should rule Renegades out of the top (panorama) three."
Jan 27
masai hall commented on Pan Times's page Lightning Flash - in the WST Panorama Enclave
"Well, musical evolution is definitely not musical revolution."
Jan 26

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trini born, pan music lover. grew up in st.james, the mecca of pan.

this is the year of the lunatic. go crazy

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At 10:26am on August 3, 2017, Cecil hinkson said…

Best wishes on your birthday Masai.

At 11:24am on August 3, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

From all the surviving members of CAIRO, PanAm Northstars and BWIA Sunjets West Side Symphony from St James, HAVE AH GOOD BIRTHDAY MAN...

At 11:05am on August 3, 2015, Cecil hinkson said…

masai hall, Birthday Greetings to you Bro. GOD bless.

At 11:27pm on July 1, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

HEY MASAI; this year is really the year of the LUNATIC'S on the forum man, I've  already give the man "Cairo, Belle Stars, All Aces, Black Rose, Ft George Syncopators, Pan Pioneers, Nob Hill, J P Pandemonium, Oliver St John Steel Band, and othhers, I'm on the verge of bowing out of the forum, so I'll keep the knowledge that I've aquired in pan over the last 59 years, and passed it on to my children in music, two daughters one a singer, and the other a flutist and panist, and one son a pianist and panist, and as for the FARM CLUB, it was the late Neil Blackman, Daivd Lendor, Albert Chidick, Ronald "becky" Montrose, Hudson Pilgrim, etc...

At 7:44pm on June 6, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

YEAH again MASAI; I'm a bit tied up with a "Dossier" that I have to send to the "Queen's Council", about the Brian Copeland Infringment a violation, of OUR 4ths & 5ths spider web BIG TENOR PAN, he Brian Copeland called his Genesis first of it's kind G-pan, where we won our case via a Default Judgment, as they fail to file a defense as required by the High Court, a due process rule of Law, which entitled US to file for Judgment for the whole amount claimed, and WE DID, which they TRIED to DISMISS, where U cannot dismiss a claim while it's in due process, I don't know what they dismiss, but we need to get PAID...

At 7:20pm on June 6, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Hear U MASAI; U can put your 2 cent's in too U know, U WAS AROUND AS WELL...

At 7:11pm on May 11, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

HELLO MASAI: I see U R keeping an eye on them hmm, they don't know that "Pan" has already gone past the conventional instruments, since 1960 "In a Monastery Garden, Voices fo Spring, Roses of the South, Poet and Peasant," pan can can play any kind of music and then some, Robert Greenidge has demonstated this, when he worked with Taj Mahal a tune called "Curry", I was in the studio with "Robbie" when he worked with country and western singer Lynn Anderson, Earth Wind and Fire, Larry Graham, before Jimmy Buffett, Pan Am North Stars with pianoist Winnefred Atwell, and the Marinottes Choir with Joslyn Pierre, most people don't know and or have'nt heard these musical pieces, Stay on them MASAI, I'll do the same...

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