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February 2011 Blog Posts (14)

HAS PANORAMA CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ?

AFTER MIGRATING TO THE USA IN THE LATE 60Ts AND BEING A PAN FANATIC. PANORAMA HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE LOVE IN CARNIVAL. I HAVE ONLY MISS 4 PANORAMA FINALS SINCE 1975. BEING IN GRAND STAND ON FINAL NIGHT GIVES ME GOOSE BUMPS AND A ERRATIC HEART RHYTHM, ESPECIALLY WHEN MY FAVORITE BAND IS COMING ON STAGE. EVERY YEAR I THINK THEY CAN NOT BEAT MY BAND AND THINK WE  WIN THE PANORAMA FOR SURE. SO IS EVERYBODY WHO HAVE THEIR FAVORITE BAND. FOR SOME YEARS NOW IT SEEMS THAT THE JUDGING OF PANORAMA HAS…

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Added by emma on February 28, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Rashiyd Wilson- 12yr old -Steelpan soloist.

MY first Blog... not sure on what to do...

 

However, please do check out my first born doing his thang!, on the SOPRANO PAN!!. HE WON 1st PRIZE,... 1000$!!!

HIS FIRST SOLO COMPETITION.

Added by Woman on di Bass on February 28, 2011 at 5:27am — 6 Comments

RENEGADES NOT READY?

 

(Sandra Blood writes on the humbling of Renegades)

 Renegades extends congratulations to the bands that are cited to perform at Panorama finals come Saturday 5th February, while at the same time, thinks it fitting to addresses the unfortunate circumstance that skewed the judges ability to properly hear its rendition.

On Thursday February 10, five days before Panorama preliminaries, a feature “Renegades coming ready,…

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Added by Michael Marcano on February 24, 2011 at 10:35am — 30 Comments

WHAT BECOMES OF THE PANIST AFTER THE CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS ARE ALL OVER?

After the curtain is drawn on the greatest cultural show on the planet what cultural infrastructure is set in place by the Ministry of Culture and t Pan-Trinbago to further promote the art and the artist?  As a former player for many years with such bands as "Fascinators," "Forsythe Highlanders," "Huggins Pandemonium," "Catelli Trinidad All Stars," and "Arima Angel Harps" I recall to memory after showtime it was "see you next time."…

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Added by Dr. J.L. Miller on February 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — 12 Comments

West Side Symphony - Panorama Preliminaries Tobago Region 2011

Tune played Pantrix - Sung by Steve Sealy

                                Composed by Avis Bruce

                                Arranged by Kareem Brown

 

The introduction was arranged with two parts coming from the melody.The middle pans solo the verse, this comprised of the four (4) pans and the triple guitars. Then the bass also played the chorus and in between parts of this melody was played down to the end.

 

The judges Jeanette Johnson,…

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Added by jukesmania on February 21, 2011 at 2:41pm — 3 Comments

Performance of David Aarons, NIU Concerto Competition Winner

Congratulations to David Aarons, who is a graduate of the School of the Creative Arts at St Augustine, Trinidad, on being one of the four winners of the Concerto Competition at the School of Music, University of Northern Illinois where he is doing his masters in music with the steel pan as the main instrument.

Along with other winners (one clarinet and two piano players) he performed with the NIU Philharmonic Orchestra on 16 Feb 2011 in the Music Hall at Dekalb,. He played the…

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Added by stephen murray on February 20, 2011 at 1:05pm — No Comments

World Premier of the orchestral arrangement of Liam Teague's Visit to Hell

 

check out the world premier of the orchestral arrangement of Liam Teague' Visit to Hell by David Aarons and the NIU Philharmonic Orchestra at Dekalb, Ilinois, USA on 16 Feb 2011 The orchestral arrangement is by Jaime Whitmarsh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rxaGdhlBg

 

Added by stephen murray on February 20, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

SEACHING THE WEB FOR PAN

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT STATIONS COVERING THE PANORAMA ON RADIO OR LIVE FEED .

Added by emma on February 20, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

SEACHING THE WEB FOR PAN

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT STATIONS COVERING THE PANORAMA ON RADIO OR LIVE FEED .

Added by emma on February 20, 2011 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

ALL STARS LOVER

CAN ANY ONE TELL WHY ALL STARS ALWAYS PULLING EARLY POSITION TO PLAY IN PANORAMA WHEN THE PANORAMA NOW WARMING UP?

Added by emma on February 19, 2011 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WORLD STEELPAN FRATERNITY FROM SOUTHERN MARINES STEELBND FOUNDATION

On behalf of all conscious Pannists everywhere, I extend a heartfelt thank you, to Bro. Salah Wilson and those Pan Lovers around the world, who signed a petition in support of our struggles with the Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism to retain the One Thousand dollars as negotiated with the former regime, to which the Panorama players had become accustomed. Regardless of the outcome, I say thanks to all of you.

 

In Trinbago, the home of the Steel Pan, there is mischief…

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Added by Gerry Kangalee on February 10, 2011 at 4:38pm — 32 Comments

Great choice of venue

I would like to commend Pan Trinbago on their choice of venue for the staging of the East single pan prelims. The venue is very accommodating for this type of activities, a little more work and it will be a perfect venue. I hope Pan Trinbago utilizes it fully as in staging the single pan finals and small and medium bands competitions

Added by ras david on February 9, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Mighty Jamma UK'S NO1 Recording Steelpan Artist

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Mighty Jamma UK'S NO1 Recording Steelpan Artist

 

Jamma started playing music at a very early age, jamming on pots and pans etc. When I was 9 years old  I moved on to playing the bass guitar and at the age of 11 I moved on to playing the steel pan and since then I have never looked back. The pan is such a wonderful sounding instrument, which gave me a burning desire to play it to levels of excellences.



This…

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Added by Hearts Aglow Records on February 3, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Electronic Steelpan Midi Controllers

The Arrival of  Electronic Steelpan Midi Controllers



Now we  see  new projects on the horizon like the  electric midi controllers made in the pattern of Steelpans. This is a great breakthrough for Panist because it allows us  the freedom of using our skills with modern day technology. The beauty with these instruments is that you can hook them up to a computer and use them with music programs which opens a wind range…

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Added by Hearts Aglow Records on February 2, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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