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sherman allison fyfe replied to Noah's discussion WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT PANORAMA?
"Something I forgot 2 mention in my first reply. I would like 2 have a double revolving stage where while one band is performing the next in line is setting up. Thereby eliminating some of the time wastage between performances. This could be set up…"
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sherman allison fyfe replied to Noah's discussion WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT PANORAMA?
"I would like 2 see more days 4 d preliminaries,which means judging of less bands per night and shorter distances for the judges to travel between bands as they will b judging by caption area. More technology should b introduced so that instead of…"
yesterday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ingrid: I am putting up 3 of my BEST CALYPSOS EVER for you!!!
"ALL THE WAY TO ITALY has to b one of d if not d most sarcastic of Birdie's calypsoes and Claude you might b d only man who have it in your archives. U know Trini doh like criticism and dis is criticism BIG TIME."
Friday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ingrid: I am putting up 3 of my BEST CALYPSOS EVER for you!!!
"Hi Claude. STRANGER was better than BASSMAN. BASSMAN made more of an impact because it was the first time anyone other than Kitchener or Sparrow won the Road March. But structurally, conceptually and musically STRANGER to me was the best.…"
Thursday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This is the MOST DIFFICULT posting I have ever tried to PUT UP ON on this forum. And it takes every synapse of MENTAL CONTROL to NOT turn it into an OBSCENE RANT
"Glad u did not use any expletives.However I agree with u that instead of WST which is a foreign entity Pan Trinbago  or some trini group should b at the forefront of a vehicle like this pushing the instrument and music globally..…"
Thursday
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sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion The Steelpan – From Our Small Island To The Middle East - Have we dropped the ball in promoting the steelpan on a global scale? Do you think it is appreciated more by other countries?
"Hey  JJJ. Good 2 see u back. Like yuh get the lap top fixed. Gerald Clarke making sense. The Min. of Cult' had a number of tuning courses over the last 10 to 15 years and still we don't have many good tuners, while the top ones…"
Wednesday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion The Steelpan – From Our Small Island To The Middle East - Have we dropped the ball in promoting the steelpan on a global scale? Do you think it is appreciated more by other countries?
"I agree with you on that score, but there is no proliferation of tuners globally, that's why even in North America Trini tuners are still in demand. You could learn the basics of tuning but it takes a long time to perfect it.  A little…"
Dec 4
sherman allison fyfe replied to London Gabriel's discussion When local arrangers travel
"The problem is not the ability of the foreign players. It is the complexity of our music and rhythm. Most calypso music is syncopated and at times contrapuntal in nature. We perform it naturally , others struggle. Have you ever seen Caucasian…"
Dec 4
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion The Steelpan – From Our Small Island To The Middle East - Have we dropped the ball in promoting the steelpan on a global scale? Do you think it is appreciated more by other countries?
"makin g and tuning pan is a specialist art and we don't want every tom, dick  and harry to be taught this art. this way it remains unique to t t. how may piano tuners do u know? I am sure u know plenty piano players. the Italians have kept…"
Dec 4
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion The Steelpan – From Our Small Island To The Middle East - Have we dropped the ball in promoting the steelpan on a global scale? Do you think it is appreciated more by other countries?
"I read the input of my friend from Melodians U K' He probably won't remember me but I met him some years ago through deceased Leslie Bernard, Melodians T T  tuner. I said that on this forum a while ago. The British promote pan as…"
Nov 29
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion The Steelpan – From Our Small Island To The Middle East - Have we dropped the ball in promoting the steelpan on a global scale? Do you think it is appreciated more by other countries?
"This is not news to me. My pan tuner and friend Ronald Matthews has been doing workshops  and training in Dubai and the Emirates for the past 4 years. He has gone to Mexico as recently as last September to hold concerts, conduct workshops and…"
Nov 29
sherman allison fyfe replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion More stuff allyuh doh want to hear....
"Well said Glenroy."
Nov 22
sherman allison fyfe replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion TIME TO DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE WITH THE STEELBAND FOR CARNIVAL...
"If u come to the Pan events in Point, Laventille, Arima, St James and Woodbrook, there are loads of 50 years plus people. Some youth are  there but they either playing or liming looking 4  u know what. Some looking to rob people.The real…"
Nov 19
sherman allison fyfe replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion TIME TO DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE WITH THE STEELBAND FOR CARNIVAL...
"This is my problem. Why the government or anybody else 4 that matter should b doing something to get steelbands out of the predicament they put themselves in? Pan people should solve their own problems. These r the things Pan Trinbago should be…"
Nov 19

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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 TRIBAGO TELEPHONES

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 11:17am 3 Comments

I have been trying to reach Pan Trinbago by telephone since last week. These are the numbers I have; 623 4486, 625 3556, & 623 6831. These are for the Head Office. The East Zone where I am located gave me 2 numbers, 369 6437 & 337 5095. All these numbers are out of service. This is the WORLD governing body for steelpan Really? Should I continue to be a member of this organization? Given all the other ills that have been aired publicly over the past several months. There are those who…

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I read recently where someone said Ray Holman is not being hired by any band. There's a RUMOUR that he will be back at STARLIFT 2018. Let's wait and see.

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 9:47am 0 Comments

I read recently where someone said Ray Holman is not being hired by any band. There's a RUMOUR that he will be back at STARLIFT 2018. Let's wait and see.

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PAN AM NORTH STARS BOOK

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 9:37pm 6 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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