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When Steel Talks has lost an esteemed Member....

 Stanley 'Kiddie' Currency ( Known for his insightful, Thoughtful and biting commentary- And an Ardent Desperadoes Affectionado) has passed on.

Condolences to his immediate family, Simple Paradise Sports Club Members and friends. HE SHALL BE MISSED!

Added by Ian Cox on June 18, 2018 at 10:58am — 3 Comments

Steelband "pandemonium" is not just about pan people , it is about All of us !

The mistake we are making , my friends is assuming that the problems facing the steelbands of T&T are pan people’s problems , but they are much more than that.

The problems are societal , and about national identity , culture ,vision and even more.

Trinidadians have not yet recognized that in a failing economy , an emphasis on culture and tourism will become a most important part of the nation's economic security.



Many Trinidadians have been reluctant to appreciate…

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Added by Glenroy R Joseph on June 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Windrush Years 4

Added by Pan Times on April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

If not for grace

https://youtu.be/zQwSazb9BK8

Added by ritson douglas on April 18, 2018 at 11:37am — No Comments

BBC2 Windrush - Part Three

Windrush part 3 of 4



Four-part historical documentary series tracing the changes to British national life brought about by the first major influx of people from the Caribbean on the troopship Empire Windrush.…

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Added by Pan Times on April 17, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Windrush Part 2 of 4

Windrush is a four-part series of one-hour television documentaries originally broadcast on BBC2 in 1998[1] to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival in Britain of the MV Empire Windrush, the ship that brought the first significant wave of post-war West Indian immigrants. The series was produced and directed by David Upshal. Its…

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Added by Pan Times on April 16, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Windrush Part 1 of 4 -- ."Arrival" (30/05/98)



Windrush is a four-part series of one-hour television documentaries originally broadcast on BBC2 in 1998[1] to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival in Britain of the MV Empire Windrush, the ship that brought the first significant wave of post-war West Indian immigrants. The series was produced and directed by David Upshal. Its Executive…

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Added by Pan Times on April 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

LIARS COPYCATS AND THIEVES IN THE ARENA

STERLING C SAMPLE :. FOUNDER INVENTOR STEEL PAN TUTOR AND STEEL DRUMS TRAINING CENTER LLC

Steel Pan Tutor by Sterling c Sample

This is the Very first steel pan app that can 

Download and upload songs from and to the internet with live playback action that can actually show you what note you have to play in any…

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Added by sterling c sample sr aka sugars on April 14, 2018 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

These 7 have played with a large winning panorama band and later became a winning arranger

At Panorama 1965, Steve Achaiva was a panist with Cavaliers and

in 1975, he arranged for Hatters.

At Panorama 1969, Herschel Puckerin, Len Sharpe and Pelham Goddard were all panists with Starlift.

In 1978, Herschel arranged for Starlift, in 1987, Len arranged for Phase II and Pelham arranged for Exodus in 1992.

In 1973, Leon Edwards was a panist with All Stars and in 1980 arranged for them.

In 1966 and 1970 Robert Greenidge was a…

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Added by Ian Franklin on April 12, 2018 at 9:56am — 2 Comments

Chroma Steel new EP is available

We are glad to let you know that we have released our first EP!…

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Added by Chroma Steel on March 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

LOOKING BACK AT PANORAMA 2018

(1) Skiffle changed their tune 6 days before the prelims and still placed in the top-three.

(2) St. Margaret Boys' won the Primary Schools Panorama for the 1th time since 2004.

(3) Renegades Youths with arranger Andrew Charles won their 5th  consecutive Junior Panorama for a total of 11 wins since 2002.

(4) St. Francois Girls College with arrangements from Rorry Aleong won the High Schools Panorama for the sixth time in eight years. They now share the lead with St.…

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Added by Ian Franklin on February 22, 2018 at 9:11pm — No Comments

MEMORIES OF A CARNIVAL LONG GONE

CARNIVAL IS A RITUAL

They came from all over just as they did last year and for so many years before to this meeting place, to indulge in this Ritual that is Carnival. Their behavior was trance-like, as though possessed they gathered at Ports of departure, each one determined that nothing could stop them from worshiping their God, King Carnival. Their transit to the venues of worship was tense with anticipation as they were moved by the memory of last year's Ritual. Their…

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Added by Winston Andrews on January 25, 2018 at 1:44pm — 6 Comments

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This is a very popular christmas song for children here in Germany and a hit each year for my steel pan youngsters.



TeacherSteelPanKids from Germany…



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Added by WerNer on December 8, 2017 at 6:33am — No Comments

First Personal Response

Introduction

Frederick Douglass was born in Tuckahoe in Maryland by Harriet Bailey, a black American while his father was a white American. Apparently, his mother was working as a slave working for Mr. Stewart, who he (Douglass) believed he was his biological father, since at that time, the masters used to sexually abuse their slaves, especially women (Frederick 17-18). However, despite being brought up in such a slavery experience, he was determined to break the chains and…

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Added by Tammy Tolon on November 24, 2017 at 4:22am — No Comments

PAN TRINBAGO TELEPHONES

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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Added by sherman allison fyfe on November 10, 2017 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

EBONITES.........Who?

EBONITES.........Who?

Very few knew who they were or where they came from, but that J'Ouvert morning they claimed their place in Carnival history. The year was 1960 and the carnival music flavor, Pan, was ripe from diversity and discovery as the genius of the pannist blossomed. The gladiators in this arena were Trinidad All Stars, Invaders, Desperadoes, Hilanders, Starlift, Guinness Cavaliers, Casablanca and Tokyo. As far as John Public was concerned, out of the aforementioned…

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Added by Winston Andrews on November 7, 2017 at 3:30pm — 14 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.

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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Added by sherman allison fyfe on November 4, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

PAN AM NORTH STARS BOOK

 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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Added by sherman allison fyfe on September 16, 2017 at 9:37pm — 6 Comments

Win a New Low C Tenor Pan and More

The Codrington Pan Family is giving away a new low C tenor pan at their upcoming concert.

The concert takes place on Saturday 14th October, 2017 at the Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), UWI at 7pm. Tickets cost $150 for adults and $75 for Children.

The first person to sell 25 tickets will be the winner of the tenor pan.

Please check out our Facebook page for more info about the concert and how you can win other prizes.…

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Added by Khari Codrington on September 13, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments

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