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December 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Steel Pan Promoter has passed

News has come at hand that Conrad Franklyn Entrepreneur and management consultant/International Steel band Promoter has died.

He passed on 22nd December in California USA, after a long illness.

The information was supplied by is Brother Dr. Gaston Franklyn,who was unable to attend his burial because he was at sea at the time of receiving the news. Conrad Franklyn was the founder of the Trinidad and Tobago Showboat company. This company supplied Pan players for many foreign…

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Added by CARLYLE HOULDER on December 27, 2013 at 12:18am — 4 Comments

Power Stars Steel Orchestra launches New Arranger “BJ” Marcelle for Panorama 2014 with ‘An Evening Of Pan’

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Power Stars Steel Orchestra shall be hosting a Media Launch of its New Panorama 2014 Arranger, Terrance 'BJ' Marcelle at our Panyard, 114 Western Main Road, St. James, Port of Spain. Trinidad. Thursday December 12, 2013.

 

Music Provided by Simply Smooth; T&T Music Stars; Scrunter's Pan Groove; Golden Hands Symphony, closing off with Sapophonics

 Admission is free and the Event starts PROMPTLY at 5:00…

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Added by Gregory Lindsay on December 10, 2013 at 10:17am — 4 Comments

Calypso dead

Republished with the expressed permission of the author

By Raffique Shah

February 3, 2013

Calypso, the unique art form that defined Trinidad and Tobago for a hundred years, that clever, creative combination of lyrics with rhyme and melody to haunt the living and awaken the dead, is dead. Gone to a great cultural…

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Added by Pan Times on December 2, 2013 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

John Lopez - Tribute

                     

A member of the PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars family passed away on Friday November 29, 2013.  John Lopez ( ‘Naddie’) was, only hours before his death, playing up a storm in the panyard at 56 Tragarete Road, Newtown, Port of Spain.   The band was having its last practice session for the first evening of the annual Parang & Steel which kicked off on November 30.

John has been part of PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars for many years and has gone on…

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Added by Jean Campbell on December 1, 2013 at 1:34pm — 2 Comments

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