Latest Videos - When Steel Talks 2017-08-17T13:27:33Z http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no Brian Sylvester Speaks on Grenada's 2017 Panorama situation tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-08-16:2534462:Video:628584 2017-08-16T22:09:50.288Z Pan Times http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/PanTimes <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/brian-sylvester-speaks-on-grenada-s-2017-panorama-situation"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/RSqQTwEUX-dPIc9ryV6LhJUnsSJBrhp4lNWQrj0XEvytcW1xTuMvknyxoAJ7foGSzfhZDFc*qAuhJ4hqTUBr9txdnxH0NHqd/1406135812.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Brian Sylevester speaks on why Panorama 2017 was postponed and why the steelpan community of Grenada are up in arms. A Hollis Clifton… <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/brian-sylvester-speaks-on-grenada-s-2017-panorama-situation"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/RSqQTwEUX-dPIc9ryV6LhJUnsSJBrhp4lNWQrj0XEvytcW1xTuMvknyxoAJ7foGSzfhZDFc*qAuhJ4hqTUBr9txdnxH0NHqd/1406135812.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Brian Sylevester speaks on why Panorama 2017 was postponed and why the steelpan community of Grenada are up in arms. A Hollis Clifton Report. REPORT: Grenada government reacts to "no pan" debacle tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-08-14:2534462:Video:628472 2017-08-14T16:55:47.971Z Pan Times http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/PanTimes <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/report-grenada-government-reacts-to-no-pan-debacle"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/iJeXKqwe6Hl7OBRMPg6VpckIHzEi1pqreC38mWH8w9YNg7Eh72cf4QIHOljAMLJxcuKeg19z8WHq7q9lR2IdqRPDNpY7dubp/1392402932.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Grenada government has ordered an investigation and full report on the failure not to stage the 2017 Panorama. see more… <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/report-grenada-government-reacts-to-no-pan-debacle"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/iJeXKqwe6Hl7OBRMPg6VpckIHzEi1pqreC38mWH8w9YNg7Eh72cf4QIHOljAMLJxcuKeg19z8WHq7q9lR2IdqRPDNpY7dubp/1392402932.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Grenada government has ordered an investigation and full report on the failure not to stage the 2017 Panorama. see more <a href="http://owl.li/MYfH30eoOsr">http://owl.li/MYfH30eoOsr</a> 2017 19th Annual SteelBand Street Parade Laventille ,Trinidad tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-08-10:2534462:Video:627739 2017-08-10T12:40:03.436Z Pan Times http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/PanTimes <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/2017-19th-annual-steelband-street-parade-laventille-trinidad"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/YpwMemK-Ca9FzbuLiPgUUqY35wb8zGR36531vXqRd*EnPcxXW3mXRqhr5vbqZj3K11m-PQ4byQYJp*SWg*38-Tbqy4EsXNPb/1367543252.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Laventille SteelBand Festival Foundation presents the 19th annual SteelBand street parade and we were there to catch it in all its glory. It was such a pleasure being there first hand to see the gifts of the pannists! Wait until the end to see who won. We had fun. Thanks for watching<br></br> <br></br> Steelpan is a musical instrument originating… <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/2017-19th-annual-steelband-street-parade-laventille-trinidad"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/YpwMemK-Ca9FzbuLiPgUUqY35wb8zGR36531vXqRd*EnPcxXW3mXRqhr5vbqZj3K11m-PQ4byQYJp*SWg*38-Tbqy4EsXNPb/1367543252.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Laventille SteelBand Festival Foundation presents the 19th annual SteelBand street parade and we were there to catch it in all its glory. It was such a pleasure being there first hand to see the gifts of the pannists! Wait until the end to see who won. We had fun. Thanks for watching<br /> <br /> Steelpan is a musical instrument originating from Trinidad and Tobago. Steelpan musicians are called pannists. Steelpans was invented in T&amp;T in the 1930s and is widely regarded as the only major musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century. It is a skillfully hammered 55 gallon oil drum which is carefully tuned to produce exact sounds.<br /> <br /> This is culture and it's beautiful. Enjoy! Remembering the late Ansel Wyatt -Prelude in A minor tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-08-08:2534462:Video:627872 2017-08-08T17:28:45.360Z Glenroy R Joseph http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/prelude-in-a-minor-ansel-wyatt"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/kOhj9v4Mha7goVNQ9qoclHLogsIVIin2qX63nPz*kVBxYIeWsc1AGvj9ilej9S0p6J6WaGkJN9hPtEeziZoGy1LNIl-knDDQ/1357039892.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The nineteen sixties were my formative years, and was a great time to be young in Trinidad , especially since our musical culture , influenced by modern trends, had reached perhaps its most vibrant and creative era.<br></br> That was the decade during which the steelbands matured into a viable musical alternative to the wind and string instrument bands , both in parties and… <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/prelude-in-a-minor-ansel-wyatt"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/kOhj9v4Mha7goVNQ9qoclHLogsIVIin2qX63nPz*kVBxYIeWsc1AGvj9ilej9S0p6J6WaGkJN9hPtEeziZoGy1LNIl-knDDQ/1357039892.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The nineteen sixties were my formative years, and was a great time to be young in Trinidad , especially since our musical culture , influenced by modern trends, had reached perhaps its most vibrant and creative era.<br /> That was the decade during which the steelbands matured into a viable musical alternative to the wind and string instrument bands , both in parties and dances, and on the road at Carnival.<br /> In the early sixties the dance bands also improved significantly, with big new sounds from bands like the Clarence Curvan Band , The Dutchy Brothers band , Joey Lewis, the Bonaparte Brothers , and others , including a few years later the band I consider to be the best of the big band era , the Ron Berridge band..<br /> Bands moved away from the formal dance hall style of the fifties as featured by the Sel Duncan Orchestra , for example , to a more modern youthful sound influenced by rock and roll and Latin American sounds.<br /> <br /> In this musically rich environment of the early sixties , we also saw the growth and popularity of the combo style band.<br /> Influenced by instrumental rock groups like the Ventures , Booker T and the MGs and others, "combo-mania " as we called it exploded on the scene and caught the imagination of the youth.<br /> One of the pioneers and most influential of the early combo groups was the Ansel Wyatt Combo.<br /> The band featured Ansel Wyatt on lead guitar , supported by Steve Khan on second guitar , with the Sammy brothers ( with Morris "Boojie" Sammy on bass ) as rhythm section.<br /> <br /> The Ansel Wyatt Combo was incredibly popular , and garnered a large and enthusiastic following , especially among us who were teenagers at that time ; particularly since the band members were no more than teenagers themselves.<br /> On a personal note , the success of this band inspired some friends and I to form our own combo , The Silhouettes Combo of Marabella , which achieved a moderate level of success , even after I left T&amp;T in 1968.<br /> As the combo movement grew ,the combos became more sophisticated , including vocalists , keyboards and even wind instruments in some instances.<br /> However , the cultural importance of Ansel Wyatt and his pioneering combo cannot be overstated , and Ansel Wyatt should be recognized as an influential contributor to Trinidad's culture of the nineteen sixties and seventies.<br /> <br /> With little fanfare , and unfortunately little public acclaim , Ansel Wyatt passed away on June 18th , 2017.<br /> He was an authentic Trinidadian guitar hero.<br /> <br /> May he Rest in Peace.<br /> <br /> *** R.I.P. Ansel G. Wyatt (Dec 10, 1943 - Jun. 18, 2017) *** WeBeat, City Day Mas, and Fashion on the Avenue, June 10th & 11th, 2016. tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2017-08-08:2534462:Video:627689 2017-08-08T07:44:17.316Z odw http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/odw <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/webeat-city-day-mas-and-fashion-on-the-avenue-june-10th-11th-2016"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/ws4Ngh28inIdwWhD07hMJCUDa2ri32SDS84ycb8Hxl1w7*8-k83Ggc5GAD8I777ecqmOymkQYwOFb3bIXlGlgcuO3ummZMqN/1354591212.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Excerpts from Webeat, City Day Mas, and Fashion on the Avenue in Trinidad. June 10th &amp; 11th, 2016 <a href="http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/webeat-city-day-mas-and-fashion-on-the-avenue-june-10th-11th-2016"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/ws4Ngh28inIdwWhD07hMJCUDa2ri32SDS84ycb8Hxl1w7*8-k83Ggc5GAD8I777ecqmOymkQYwOFb3bIXlGlgcuO3ummZMqN/1354591212.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Excerpts from Webeat, City Day Mas, and Fashion on the Avenue in Trinidad. June 10th &amp; 11th, 2016