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Carnival Stories: Panorama is Carnival in rhythm and motion*

"Passion, precision, percussion. The panman dedicates sleepless nights and countless hours to memorizing arrangements of calypsos for competition, the Panorama. The necessity for that element of competition in Carnival is still being debated." Photo © 1997,…

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Added by Nigel Campbell on February 11, 2017 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

PANORAMA SHAPING-UP TO BE THE BEST BUT…

PANORAMA SHAPING-UP TO BE THE BEST BUT…



 



By: SANDRA L BLOOD

(Written: Feb 2, 2017)





Panorama 2017 got off the ground, and is in full swing, this, in the midst of the 2016 non-payment controversy that intensified on January 2, 2017 at the Massy All Stars panyard, pointing…

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Added by Sandra L Blood on February 7, 2017 at 7:26pm — 3 Comments

Apology

Word has reached me that my expression of disappointment with the speed at which CAL Invaders delivered their rendition at the Oval Car Park at the Preliminaries for the Large Bands Category has hurt or even angered members of the Invaders fraternity.

 

I take this opportunity to unreservedly apologize for the negativity it has caused and to stress that there was absolutely no malice meant.

 

I remain

Yours respectfully…

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Added by Northern Region Pan Trinbago on February 1, 2017 at 11:20am — 5 Comments

PRO Fails in His Attempt to Defend the Pan Trinbago Oligarchy Against Charges of Corruption

PRO Fails in His Attempt to Defend the Pan Trinbago Oligarchy Against Charges of Corruption

By LuvMehPan

[This is a review and critique of “Pan Trinbago Defends Itself Against Charges of Corruption,” by Michael Joseph, PRO of Pan Trinbago, published on When Steel Talks]:

http://www.panonthenet.com/news/2017/jan/pan-trinbago-strikes-back-1-9-2017.htm

At the…

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Added by LuvMehPan on January 28, 2017 at 7:01am — 4 Comments

How sad !!!!!!!!! Panorama without Andy Narell's and Ray Holman's input. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How sad !!!!!!!!! Panorama without Andy Narell's and Ray Holman's input. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Added by Terry Matthews on January 12, 2017 at 7:07pm — 2 Comments

I NEED THE FOLLOWING INFOMATION.

Dear WST Members,

                                   I have the playing positions of the panorama winners from 1963 to 2016, except for 1968, 1969, 1971, 1989 and 1990.

At present, more winners have emerged performing at #8 and #10.

Most in the pan world do not like performing at position #1. However, would you believe that more steel orchestras have won more times playing at position #1 than #2, #3, #4, #5, #11, #12 and #13.

Added by Ian Franklin on January 11, 2017 at 6:50pm — 2 Comments

Congratulations to Lauderhill Steel Ensemble on you victory at Florida's 2016 Panorama

My thanks to all who complimented our Panorama Victory. I am mostly thankful that although I did go to Trinidad to ask for help from 3 Desperadoes panists, it did not come to fruition. No one from Desperadoes performed with LSE at the Florida Panorama on October 8th, 2016. LSE was the laughing stock of the pan world in Florida. Now that they won on their second attempt at Panorama, some are taking cheap shots, such as "we used players from Desperadoes," "we played under tents" and "we knew…

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Added by Ian Franklin on October 21, 2016 at 2:16pm — 2 Comments

“Pan Players Dissed by ‘Excellence in Steel’ Committee Chair. . . “ - The Tip of the Iceberg

I also attended the ‘Excellence in Steel’ NY Panorama at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, September 3, 2016. I have withheld my comments about the section in the program booklet referenced by Dr. Nyomba (http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/forum/topics/pan-players-dissed-by-excellence-in-steel-committee-chair-in) while observing the posts from the WST community. The responses on…

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Added by LuvMehPan on September 25, 2016 at 11:21pm — 4 Comments

"Hatters United!"

Today at the Naparima Bowl, San Fernando, there is a reunion of members past and present, of Hatters Steel Orchestra. Sorry I cannot be present. Best wishes to all.

Added by David Ragobar on September 17, 2016 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Pioneer Tuner Anthony Williams to receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from the University of the West Indies

At last!

Congratulations to Pioneer Tuner Anthony Williams who will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters -DLitt) by the UWI at its Graduation Ceremonies in October 2016!

A partial citation is given on the UWI Today page at UWI Today:

Mr Anthony Williams – DLitt

Mr Anthony Williams is, perhaps, the most significant contributor to the development of…

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Added by Brian Copeland on September 4, 2016 at 12:23pm — 8 Comments

Dr. Anthony Achong Comments on the Pan-Hang Argument

Dr. Anthony Achong Comments on; The ''PanART Hang Documentary: A Propaganda-Filled, Dissemination of Lies'' (Part 1) Posted by Rudy Kendall on July 3, 2016 and Reply posted by Michael Paschko.

 

I initially intended to email this piece only to Felix Rohner who first drew my attention to the WST blog posted by Rudy Kendall but because of its importance, and because my name was mentioned in one of the blogs that…

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Added by Anthony Achong on August 13, 2016 at 5:57pm — 3 Comments

OSA Pan Alive July 29 2016 Results 1. Pan Fantasy                          258 2. Afropan                                 248 3. Salah's Steelpan Academy     244 4. Silhouettes                       …

OSA Pan Alive July 29 2016 Results

1. Pan Fantasy                          258

2. Afropan                                 248

3. Salah's Steelpan Academy     244

4. Silhouettes                            243

5. Golden Harps Int'l                  238

5. JK Pan Vibrations                  238

7. Panatics Steelband Network   232

8. New Dimension                      226

9. Pan Masters                          225

St.…

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Added by Ian Jones on August 1, 2016 at 1:01am — 1 Comment

Pan Alive 2016 -Friday July 29 2016 Lamport Stadium Toronto -What the Bands Are Playing

1.St Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra

Leader: Ken Bhagan

Tune of Choice: Breakthrough

Composers: Amrit Samaroo and Mark Loquan

Singer: Chuck Gordon

Arranger: Dwight Belgrove



2.Golden Harps Int’l

Leader: Hayden Marshall

Tune of Choice: Oil and Music

Composer: Machel Montano

Singers: Machel Montano, ft. David Rudder

Arrangers: Rendall Williams and Marc Brooks



3.Panatics Steelband Network

Leader: Andrew… Continue

Added by Ian Jones on July 26, 2016 at 12:59pm — 4 Comments

Merry Tones Steel Orchestra's Learn to Play Pan Vacation Camp

The Merry Tones Learn To Play Pan Vacation Camp began on Monday 11th July, at our Pan Complex, 1 Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin. An introduction to the Steelpan artform, the Camp caters to ages nine to seventeen years and features Pan Playing techniques, Steelband history and Music Literacy. The Camp ends on Thursday July 28.…

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Added by merrytonestothebone on July 17, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Merry Tones Learn To Play Pan Vacation Camp

The Merry Tones Learn To Play Pan Vacation Camp began on Monday 11th July at the Merry Tones Pan Complex, 1 Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin. An introduction to the Steelpan artform, the Camp caters to ages nine to seventeen years and features Pan Playing techniques, Steelband history and Music Literacy. The Camp ends on Thursday July 28.…

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Added by merrytonestothebone on July 17, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Recording Update

Hey guys! Some of you may have been wondering about the project that we started earlier this year - "Play One For Asami". We encountered some obstacles that delayed the process.

We're happy to inform you that we will be in the studio today recording some songs including the songs that we are doing in remembrance of Asami.

Thank you for all those who were able to attend the memorial service as footage from the memorial will be used in the video. Despite the…

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Added by Khari Codrington on July 3, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Letter to Steel Pan Family

To My Steelband Family:

 

Since 1960 this man has been tuning pans for the City Symphony Orchestra on St. Paul’s Street (behind the bridge) in Port of Spain. When Carnival finished that year, we were each paid $300TT for an entire season of tuning. During the work session, he liked the sound of my work and invited me to his home in Diego Martin to conduct experiments in…

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Added by Hillary "Baga" Rezende on June 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Look out for the First "Digital Pan-Art Exhibition" to be held in the United States, entitled "PANOLOGY II"

This is Leon Simeon, a Trinidadian by birth and a "TRINI TO THE BONE" who has been living in Houston, Texas since 1981 with his family, Leon is the creator of the First Ever...Series of Digital "STEEL-PAN-ART" coined as "PANOLOGY" Just follow meh if yuh Luv Steel Band/Pan Music and Art!

To all my followers, friends and Family...There's much more to come relating to "PANOLOGY" some may say that I went into hiding, NO WAY! I have been preparing an onslaught, working tediously on…

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Added by Leon Simeon on June 8, 2016 at 12:50am — 4 Comments

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