When Steel Talks

Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music

All Blog Posts (486)

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.…

Continue

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.…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

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…

Continue

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 ,  …

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

© 2018   Created by When Steel Talks.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service