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Claude Gonzales posted discussions
27 minutes ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion Compare & Contrast
"Lord have mercy, RUSSELL PROVIDENCE!!! What kinda BACCHANAL yuh come and start here on THIS FORUM THIS MORNING. All the bright yuh bright yuh doh know that this is an AFRO-CENTRIC, PAN-CENTRIC, PNM-CENTRIC FORUM. But since BEVERLEY made NOVEMBER a…"
1 hour ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Man complaining about THE CRUDITY of the SOUND OF THE SINGLE PAN. Personally, I am not as bothered by the SOUND as much as I am BOTHERED by the ARRANGEMENT of the CALYPSO ...
"Yuh know what ah does like about you, Claude? Yuh like topic, and like trini say 'talk does bring talk', so keep the ting alive. Ah like dat. Leh dem do dey ting, nuh? The thing is I hafta stop painting and picking sorrel, I hafta stop…"
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Pan Times posted videos
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merrytonestothebone replied to Russell Providence's discussion Compare & Contrast
"Clearly Dr Cudjoe never read Sat's view on Pan in Hindu schools..."
4 hours ago
Pan Times's video was featured

David Rudder - Oil and Music - Mood of Pan 2008

David Rudder performs to a large crowd at the annual Moods of Pan Festival.
4 hours ago
Marcus Ash's discussion was featured

THE REAL MOCKING PRETENDERS

Based on a recent Express newspaper's report dated May 12th, 2012 it was reported that the Maha Sabha laid the rules which stated that absolutely NO Hindu Schools are allowed to have the STEELPAN in their schools unless ALL Hindu Schools were given Indian Musical Instruments. It was also noted that the Ministry of Education has made a statement that the Tabla, Sitar and Cuatro will be added to expand the Pan in Schools program.While the idea of expansion in the Pan in Schools program can be approached with an open mind, I find it extremely difficult to stomach the bowl of ''racial discriminating salad'' that is being forced down the throat of innocent tax-paying citizens in Trinidad and Tobago. ''Culture'' has become the driving force behind racism.The most painful part of all the discriminating aspects in T&T is the fact that the youths are caught in the middle of the fire and are suffering due to the hypocrisy of the elders who are given the power to make decisions and are…See More
5 hours ago
Russell Providence replied to Russell Providence's discussion Compare & Contrast
"Now read carefully what Marcus Ash the sitting education officer of Pan Trinbago wrote ( THE REAL MOCKING PRETENDERS Posted by Marcus Ash on May 30, 2012 at 10:07pm ) before ascending to high office, and try to put into context why this…"
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odw replied to Russell Providence's discussion Compare & Contrast
"HISTORIAN and academic Prof Selwyn Cudjoe has likened the late Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) general secretary Satnarayan Maharaj to US civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. He was speaking at the funeral for Maharaj at the SDMS…"
9 hours ago
Gerard Clarke replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"When the pans are brutalized and the judges listen to that, the band gets low marks for tone,they run out of the competition by a point or two,they blame the tuner."
9 hours ago
Russell Providence posted a discussion

Compare & Contrast

Selwyn Cudjoe is a Trinidadian academic, scholar, historian, essayist and editor who is Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. He was also the Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature and the Marion Butler McClean Professor in the History of Ideas at Wellesley. WikipediaBorn: December 1, 1943 (age 75 years), …See More
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Ethelbert Glasgow liked Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
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Mercer Ramdoo replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: PAN TRINBAGO SHOULD SIT BEFORE A JSC!!!
"Despite everything, the show WILL go on and panmen WILL continue to suffer and support."
16 hours ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: PAN TRINBAGO SHOULD SIT BEFORE A JSC!!!
"If she is focused on "moving the org fwd with integrity, transparency and accountability", then she has to have ppl in place who possess the necessary skills and qualities to effect any fwd changes". What qualifications do the ppl in…"
17 hours ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"All that being said, aren't there arrangers, drill masters, captains? Can't blame the players if they're given pans and told to just 'play'. There are sticking techniques, hand and wrist exercises, then those who control the…"
17 hours ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"Absolutely correct. Too much noise when players employ hammer strokes. Maybe the judges enjoy that?"
17 hours ago
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Abdul Williams replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"I totally agree with you there!!!!"
19 hours ago

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MARCUS ASH: How come NO STEELBAND (out of 180) has hired you as a PANORAMA ARRANGER -- AH BIG MUSICIAN LIKE YOU!!!

Started by Claude Gonzales in Panorama 27 minutes ago. 0 Replies

MARCUS: If the VEE PEE could arrange for a STEELBAND, how come BEVERLEY wouldn't let you arrange for a STEELBAND TOO. I doh…Continue

Cecil Hinkson: Yuh eh even make a PICK SHEET for the SINGLE PAN FINALS on SUNDAY. Like yuh eh FEELING IT or what?

Started by Claude Gonzales in Panorama 50 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Ah going with the VEE PEE band: EAST SIDE SYMPHONY!!!Allyuh know when me and KEITH DIAZ use to live in SAN JUAN that EAST SIDE SYMPHONY was ah NICE BIG BAND. Ah doh know how they drop down to SINGLE PAN. They had ah REAL NICE TONALITY back in the…Continue

Compare & Contrast

Started by Russell Providence in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Selwyn Cudjoe is a Trinidadian academic, scholar, historian, essayist and editor who is Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. He was also the Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature and the…Continue

Man complaining about THE CRUDITY of the SOUND OF THE SINGLE PAN. Personally, I am not as bothered by the SOUND as much as I am BOTHERED by the ARRANGEMENT of the CALYPSO ...

Started by Claude Gonzales in Panorama. Last reply by Mercer Ramdoo 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

I have been LISTENING TO PAN since 1954 when PAN was only SEVEN YEARS old and I was seven years old. And in dem days -- THE INSTRUMENT was REAL CRUDE. And DECADES later in FOREIGN when I supported dem little 3-piece and 4-piece and 5-piece with LOW…Continue

An AMERICAN PRESIDENT withheld AID from a FOREIGN COUNTRY and they are IMPEACHING HIM FOR THAT. In TRINIDAD a PAN PRESIDENT stole SIXTY MILLION DOLLARS from the NATIONAL INSTRUMENT ...

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized 16 hours ago. 0 Replies

... and he is still HANGING AROUND HIS OLD OFFICE demanding UNPAID SALARIES after stealing that SIXTY MILLION DOLLARS.And then we on WHENSTEELTALKS hired a PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR named GREGORY LINDSAY to turn the matter over to a JSC -- and OUR…Continue

Ah have TO BE HONEST and PRAISE BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE for making the SINGLE PAN PANORAMA a STAND ALONE event in NOVEMBER!!!

Started by Claude Gonzales in Panorama 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

This turned out to be a REAL GOOD IDEA. I have never listened to SINGLE PAN before. But giving this SPOTLIGHT to the CATEGORY (in isolation) -- forced me to EXPAND MY HORIZONS and PAY ATTENTION.MISS BEVERLEY: What you could walk away with from THIS…Continue

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Please be advised

Posted by merrytonestothebone on November 3, 2019 at 10:32am 0 Comments

Tuition available as well...

Why I support Pan Trinbago’s Tobago initiative , and other thoughts

Posted by Glenroy R Joseph on October 15, 2019 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

I happen to believe that the steelband is our most valuable cultural asset , capable of attracting foreign tourists to Trinidad and Tobago to experience the best steelband environment in the world , and even capable of encouraging them to consider purchasing a pan from the world's best steelpan makers on their departure.
Since Panorama is the major focus of steelbands today , such an…
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