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Fleecing/Embezzling the Countries Treasury using SNSE's Big Tenor Pan to do SO...

Brian Copeland et al (and others) meaning the then PM Patrick Manning, who gave a mandate to Brian Copeland, Clement Imbert, and Junia Regrello for T&T Government in 2005, to research and creata a new family of steel pans that has already been research and created since 1949 thru 1968, Anthony Williams and St james North stars Steel orchestra Enterprise, but got caught fleecing/embezzling $34.5 million dollars in US currency from T&T's treasury, claiming Copeland invented…

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Added by Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho on June 1, 2016 at 5:13pm — No Comments

For Sale

A complete small band , 4 tenors (high), 3 double seconds , 2double guitars, 1 treble cello  1 high 4 base , 1 low 6 base ,1 dudup , all pan stands and sticks. 1 Pair of congas, cow bell ,tambourine, maracas , scatcher and irons ,Also included 1 Yamaha power mixer and drum machine, 2 Yamaha (large) speakers with telescopic stands and the monitor and stand. all drums chromed but the base . Only serious inquiries please . Husband retiring from teaching pan , call Bob (crazy Theroulde ,  …

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Added by Patricia Toth on April 26, 2016 at 12:44pm — 3 Comments

Final send-off Trini Style by Despers

Thanks to Mario Nunes for this link:
Despers at Lapeyrouse

Added by Brian Copeland on March 1, 2016 at 5:33pm — 3 Comments

panorama

this only happens in t & t because of incompetence of those who are in charge and think that they know it all.

Added by john anderson on February 2, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

panorama

this only happens in t & t because of incompetence of those who are in charge and think that they know it all.

Added by john anderson on February 2, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

the Real Husbands of Desperadoes/ Hollywood Laventille Hills

Well we've seen the real housewives of Hollywood and the real Husbands of Hollywood this story is about the Real Husbands of  Desperadoes from Trinidad's Hollywood Hills Laventille. she first got married to one Beverly Griffith and had a…

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Added by sterling c sample sr aka sugars on January 29, 2016 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Casablanca's Plight in Judging

The matter of Casablanca Steel Orchestra not going forward to the semi-final round in the small band category was not only an issue of a couple points short of qualifying. While awaiting their turn to perform, the captain Allyson Poteon was informed by a Pan Trinbago official that the Dj had lost the copy of their tune which had to be played before the band’s performance (the tune of choice is played for all bands competing at every level of Panorama and the scores are given based on…

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Added by Naurice Baldwin on January 22, 2016 at 5:55pm — 14 Comments

Casablanca's Plight

The matter of Casablanca Steel Orchestra not going forward to the semi-final round in the small band category was not only an issue of a couple points short of qualifying. While awaiting their turn to perform, the captain Allyson Poteon was informed by a Pan Trinbago official that the Dj had lost the copy of their tune which had to be played before the band’s performance (the tune of choice is played for all bands competing at every level of Panorama and the scores are given based on…

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Added by Naurice Baldwin on January 22, 2016 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Panorama and Politics: The State and Steelband¹

(Part 1 of a T&T Guardian series on Panorama)



The annual ritual of the steelband Panorama competition has begun in Trinidad and Tobago, and continues apace through the stages culminating on Carnival Saturday with the finals. With the financial cutbacks across the board in all areas of the economy including Carnival, there is a…

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Added by Nigel Campbell on January 21, 2016 at 10:55am — No Comments

Dr JIT SamarooThe Honorary Doctorate bestowed on Dr Samaroo was truly deserved

Dr JIT Samaroo

The Honorary Doctorate bestowed on Dr Samaroo was truly deserved

He is the most gifted and the humblest of persons I have ever met and known in my entire life.

He has left us a legacy and record that will not be easily broken/achieved in a long, long time.

He has left the Renegades Steel Orchestra with many fond memories and achievements that will never be forgotten by generations.

As a true Trini son of the soil; he excelled in the musical field, and let…

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Added by Michael Marcano on January 11, 2016 at 1:25am — 1 Comment

CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF DR. JIT SAMAROO

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, FANS AND RENEGADES STEEL ORCHESTRA ON THE PASSING OF DR. JIT SAMAROO, ON BEHALF OF DESPERADOES STEEL ORCHESTRA.

Added by Ian Franklin on January 7, 2016 at 2:10pm — 22 Comments

Pan Awakens! (Star Wars Premiere in Poland on Pan!)

https://www.facebook.com/SteelPansPoland/videos/941169692630181/?theater

Ambers Steel Band, Poland's first and as yet, only Steel Band in Poland played on the recent Star Wars Premiere, and arrangement of 'Duel of the Fates, Imperial March and the Force theme'. It all happened so fast but took some time to get done. Hope you can spare a minute to like and share on! These kids deserve…

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Added by Adam Mold on December 23, 2015 at 6:49pm — No Comments

SKIFFLE BUNCH MANAGEMENT STUPIDITY FOR A WIN

It is a shame that a big band like Skiffle Bunch cannot produce some young Trinidad Arrangers from their sponsored band. You have over a hundred players every year and the question is. Why can't you train some of them in music and arrangements? By importing Foreign Born Arrangers just to win a Panorama shows bad management and a lack of shame and a slap in our country's education abilities. There is no excuse for your Band's decision. Stalin, Merchant and Relator…

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Added by John dunbar on December 8, 2015 at 7:42am — 9 Comments

Casablanca Steelpan Orchestra

The hills of Escalier lands and Sorzanoville provided safe haven for the Orisha drummers, the tambour bamboo bands and the Casablanca Steelband. The valley which descended from the Laventille hills between Hermitage Road and Quarry Street to the East Dry River was defined as the community space for Casablanca first generation contributors to the new sound and music emerging from different sectors in the city. Enjoy the pictures,words and music from the Casablanca community. The website…

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Added by Selwyn Henry on November 29, 2015 at 8:11pm — No Comments

SERIOUS PAN TALK

Steel pan champ launches formal complaint after pub ban

A manager of the Hungry Horse pub in in Birmingham claimed the talented musician was trying to 'hawk' around his music

Written by Poppy Brady

26/10/2015 02:55 PM



BANNED: Mighty Jamma

STEELPAN champion Mighty Jamma has put in a formal complaint to West Midlands Police after he was arrested outside one of his regular pubs, where he says the manager…

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Added by Mighty Jamma on November 2, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Pan @ Clifton Hill Beach

Those of you who were not at Clifton Hill Beach facility yesterday missed a treat. There were super performances by Pan Elders, Brimblers, Skifle, Supernova and All Stars to name most of the bands. Where were all the so called "pan lovers"! It was free so cost was not a factor. One thing is certain, All Stars simply cannot close off with Woman on the base and pack up as they attempted too. While packing after playing a long stint they had to reassemble and play Curry Tabanca that satisfied…

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Added by Allison Purcell on September 27, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Invaders Steel Orchestra SYMPOSIUM

Greetings all!

You are cordially invited to Invaders Symposium titled "TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO STEELBANDS: The Way Forward
This Symposium is open to the public and FREE of charge. 
The presenters at this Symposium includes Dr. Jeanine Remy, Michael Dinchong and Joanna Shortt.
Topics of discussion are as follows: 
  • The way forward for steelband music
  • The future role of women in…
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Added by Atiya O'Neil on September 21, 2015 at 7:06am — No Comments

LARGE BANDS :

I agree with Patrice that people  are not interested in the small bands. Keep the

Small Bands and Pan Around the Neck competition in August at the Savannah so they will have their own patrons and more interest will be given to them.

Go back to the Large and medium bands as before for Carnival. Why? The stands are always almost empty even in the big band competition because you…

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Added by Francescoli on August 17, 2015 at 11:03pm — No Comments

TRINIDAD ALL STARS is the BEST STEEL BAND in the WORLD!

For those of us who believe that God corrects human mistakes, this victory for Trinidad All Stars is nothing short of justice served. Panorama 1987 is often referred to as the bench-mark moment that the people knew the judges were fallible when they placed All Stars 'Curry Tabanca' in 4th place. It is regarded as a sin against the very culture of Trinbago. Although we still bare the scar of that injustice, we can now wear it with pride as we have lived to see that masterpiece and the…

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Added by WOPAN on August 11, 2015 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Query and Suggestion

Congratulations to Pan Trinbago for actually bringing off  the International Conference and Panorama.  I have a query and suggestion. First the suggestion: I think form now on all Panorama bands should consist of  no more than 60 players. This would be one sure way of allowing available pannists to be spread around for all steelbands. Now my query. How come Keith Diaz could boast on radio that we in Trinidad and Tobago are the only people in the world that can have their national anthem…

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Added by Patrice Lumumba on August 10, 2015 at 10:38pm — No Comments

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