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sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Esso Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band - Documentary by Van Dyke Parks
"Didn't have time 2 watch entire thing,but was a joy to see Charchy,Frank,Untin,Boboy,Fat Keith,Mervyn and Leiba and the others,some who have gone on enjoying themselves representing T&T and the national instrument. Cecil I'm sure…"
yesterday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Dr. Nyomba encroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...
"Yuh understand de ting Claude. Until we have panmen with those skills who r willing to make the anti~curruption shift, this will continue unabated."
Tuesday
sherman allison fyfe commented on Pan Times's video
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Jaco Pastorius with Othello Molineaux - Live in Montreal Jazz Fest 1982

"I have this on video. It is really stupendous. Pity Jacko died. We lost so much. thankfully we still have Telo."
Tuesday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Emmanuel “Jack” Riley - A Legend
"I second Salah's call 4 'Jack's' national award.Too often we honour people after they pass on. Let's do Jack while he is alive."
Monday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Dr. Nyomba encroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...
"The problem in d mecca is that if u never played pan, nor pelt bottle somewhere u will not b eligible 2 hold any post.There r many great administrators marketing and promotions people in T & T but they can't fulfill the first 2…"
Monday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Andy Neils - one of the best young tuners of today
"Finally Andy. Recognition.I don't agree with the young tuner tag. Andy past young now. But I'm glad he is getting some accolades. I hope this will translate into much more WORK 4 him."
Monday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion ‘De Legacy’ - The October 14 Concert: Codrington Pan Family & more
"What's the ticket price?"
Oct 11
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Joliet professor, student map vibrations in steelpan
"that has already been done here in t&t Claude. We have an electrical pan . I call it a synthesizer. That was invented at UWI years ago.There's a band in Arima called Rhapsody, they have a number of these electronic pans(syhthesizers}"
Oct 8
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion "PAN" got to learn to JUMP IN the BIG BREW.
"Excellent idea Claude."
Oct 7
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion The Great Winifred Atwell
"no mention of her great album with North Stars. One of the greatest steelpan recordings of all time.Winnie is a legend. I believe she got a national award, but now I think back on her achievements she should be given the highest award posthumously."
Oct 7
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Calypso is 105 years old...and going strong
"Great calendar of events. Just hope they are well attended.Especially d workshops."
Sep 29
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion What more I and others can do for the treasure that is New York pan and its Panorama? -- Colin Robinson
"No yuh talking Cec. These are things that should b done. We don't like ourselves. We promote reggae, rap everything else except pan and true calypso.I spoke to a number of composers and they always say they have to ADD SOMETHING TO CALYPSO…"
Sep 29
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion What more I and others can do for the treasure that is New York pan and its Panorama? -- Colin Robinson
"Yeah Cecil. I agree that Panorama could stand on its own without Carjnival. But again, what else? What after that? We need Pan on TV whole year, Pan in the hotels and restaurants,Pan on the radio whole year , not some stations,all. All the major…"
Sep 28
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion What more I and others can do for the treasure that is New York pan and its Panorama? -- Colin Robinson
"I'm glad u people feel the way u do. After CHRIST  Pan is meh lifeblood. I make my living thru Pan. Brethren Pan is much,much, much more than Panorama. Don't get me wrong I;m all 4 Panorama but let's face it before and after…"
Sep 26
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERYBODY GIVE UP FIGHTING KEITH DIAZ!!!
"Yuh right  Sidd,after all d complaining these same pan people put him back in power last election. According to Nelson "We Like It"."
Sep 20
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion BPTT announces scholarship for Junior Renegades
"This is excellent. Progress in capital letters. More sponsors should b doing this. It would give more incentive for pan youth to pursue a pan music career or b involved in steelpan business. Hats off to bp.Generally when people benefit from…"
Sep 20

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learned to play pan with Invadersmwritten 4 books on pan playing techniques,run a pan school, taught music&pan at anumber of schools in tt,just written new book on the saga of the steelband,player,arranger,worksmostly nowwith churches &gospel groups

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PAN AM NORTH STARS BOOK

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 9:37pm 5 Comments

 I just learned that a fellow by the name of CYRIL MATTHEWS, not sure of his first name just recently published a book about North Stars. He is said to be from upper Bournes Road in St.James, P O S. He claims he played with North Stars and knows Tony well.I want to know if JJJ knows this fellow and why he allowed him to write his book before him. I been telling JJJ for years write the history, he kept hemming and hoaring, dilly dallying, now look wha happen. I hatta buy this man book. JJJ…

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random thoughts

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 3:40am 2 Comments

I just saw where a woman trying to disrupt some groups preparations for the Labour Day parade. This will always happen because our people don't publicise  the value and importance of our events. The labour parade puts millions of dollars in revenue in the coffers of NYC.Pan in particular helps keep a lot of people from mischief Music is one of the intelligences and especially with youth improves the operation of the brain, Concerning my new book I didn't give any details, but I will do so…

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New Book

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 5:06pm 3 Comments

"Steelpan Recollections" a new book I have written detailing events surrounding the national instrument while I was growing up in St James.

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