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June 2012 Blog Posts (3)

LEROI BOLDON

I would like to encourage WHEN STEEL TALKS to conduct an interview with LEROI BOLDON, who was a hands-on witness to the early development of the steelband movement. Here is a man who has spent his entire life living, loving and supporting, not just the pan, but the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from the streets of Port-of-Spain to the shores of California.

His is an informative and historical story of one man's unheralded contribution to the artform, that should be shared with the…

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Added by Claude Gonzales on June 26, 2012 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

T&T cabinet re-shuffle

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2012-06-23/new-faces-pm%E2%80%99s-cabinet-reshuffle

So we now have a new Minister of Arts & Multiculturalism .Dr.Lincoln Douglas and Winston "Gypsy" Peters is now the Minister of Community Development ...what does it all mean? What is the information on Dr. Lincoln Douglas? What can we expect from these…

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Added by Salah Wilson on June 23, 2012 at 1:12pm — 8 Comments

Disgrace in Fyzabad

Disrespectful and shameful, the only way to describe the manner in which the steelpan was treated in Fyzabadat the OWTU pre labour day pan festival on Friday 15. A tassa band performed after every steelband, and was allowed to command the stage for long hours. When the final steelband (Gonzales Sheikers) was playing, they were hurried off the stage because of time and was not allowed to perform their required five selections. What was more disturbing, is another tassa group carded to play…

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Added by Keith Byer on June 16, 2012 at 8:44am — 21 Comments

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