"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,…Continue
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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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.
PRO Fails in His Attempt to Defend the Pan Trinbago Oligarchy Against Charges of Corruption
[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]:
How sad !!!!!!!!! Panorama without Andy Narell's and Ray Holman's input. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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.…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue