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Pan Times's 2 discussions were featured
35 minutes ago
Abdul Williams replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"I totally agree with you there!!!!"
51 minutes ago
Robbie Joseph liked Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
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Carlton E. Munroe replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"Most of the players can not help doing it because they get caught up in the tune that they are playing. Some do it just to hear themselves within a large band, others do not even realize that they are hitting there pans to hard and in the…"
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London Gabriel replied to London Gabriel's discussion Why are we blaming Beverly and pantrinbago for everything
"Yes but at the same time we as people need to really get up and go out and try help ourselves, have fund raisers etc. Shortage of players yes way to many bands but at the same time as in any country let the smallest band win a panorama or get a…"
5 hours ago
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"This has always been a problem. I remember Ellie pelting A BREADFRUIT AT  a fellow named Mackie 4 hitting d pan too hard. This was in d early 60s in Invaders. It has 2 do with training. Most players r not trained. They r shown a piece of music…"
5 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to London Gabriel's discussion Why are we blaming Beverly and pantrinbago for everything
"London Gabriel: EVERYBODY LOVE BEVERLEY. She only have ah handful of CRITICS here and there. But of course she needs to HIRE A PRO who could reach out and HELP WIN SPONSORSHIPS for BANDS across THE LAND. On top of that she needs to FIRE THE ERO and…"
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London Gabriel posted a discussion

Why are we blaming Beverly and pantrinbago for everything

Correct me if I am wrong why is it that everything that goes wrong with a band or in pan we are blaming beverly, why we arent taking some responsibilty at all. This comes after reading a statement where the band not having a sponsor or funds to go panorama and enough instruments the presidents fault they also went on the say them not having enough players to take part is the presidnts fault.See More
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evan lobo replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: PAN TRINBAGO SHOULD SIT BEFORE A JSC!!!
"what for  another waste of taxpayers time  and $$  the show must and will go on"
7 hours ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"Yes. Big name panists do it too. Two left and Robbie play pan. Ray and Andre play pan."
8 hours ago
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"SWEET PAN, NOT BEAT PAN    “Execution suffers greatly when students use their arms as a source of force to strike a pan note.   Panists should NEVER use their arms as a source of force when playing a steel drum.   THE ARMS…"
8 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"You have to blame the PAN SUPPORTERS for not demanding a BETTER PRODUCT. I am surprised to hear even ONE VOICE speak out -- so much emotionality surrounding the NATIONAL INSTRUMENT."
9 hours ago
BigPong replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"Beating pan as opposed to playing. "
9 hours ago
Bugs replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"Hell yea! And it's the fault of the drillers . bugs"
9 hours ago
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Have A Merry Woodbrook Christmas at Starlift House of Music

November 29, 2019 at 6pm to December 1, 2019 at 1am
FeaturingStarlift Junior Steel OrchestraBrimlersInvadersPhase II Pan GrooveStarlift Steel OrchestraSee More
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Pan Times's 2 events were featured
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MOODS of PAN Festival - Celebrating 20 Years - 25 A-Side Competition at Dean William Lake Cultural Centre

November 30, 2019 from 7:30pm to 11:30pm
The Gemonites MOODS of PAN Festival - "Where the Best in Pan Play".25 A-Side CompetitionCelebrating 20 Years of Moods of Pan & 41 years of sweet sounding, melodic steelpan greatness in Antigua & Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda TourismEast Vibes Steel OrchestraHalcyon Steel OrchestraOriginals Steel OrchestraPanache Steel OrchestraWest Side SymphonyEbonites Steel Orchestra pGemonites Steel OrchestraHarmonites Steel OrchestraHells Gate Steel OrchestraSee More
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James Martinez commented on Winston Dayal ( alias Gons)'s video
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Tico Tico - Liam Teague

"Excuse me while I scrape my jaw up from off the floor. That was incredible. What a phenomenal player he is."
17 hours ago

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Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?

Started by Pan Times in Commentary. Last reply by Abdul Williams 51 minutes ago. 8 Replies

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Order of Appearance - National Panorama 2019-2020 SINGLE PAN FINALS

Started by Pan Times in Panorama 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The appearance order for competitors in the National Panorama 2019-2020 Single Pan Band finals is now known.  The draw of numbers for playing positions in the Saturday November 23 finals was held at the Calypso Suite at…Continue

Tags: PAN, SINGLE, FINALS, November, 2019

Why are we blaming Beverly and pantrinbago for everything

Started by London Gabriel in Uncategorized. Last reply by London Gabriel 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Correct me if I am wrong why is it that everything that goes wrong with a band or in pan we are blaming beverly, why we arent taking some responsibilty at all. This comes after reading a statement where the band not having a sponsor or funds to go…Continue

Well I eh know nothing about NO PAN MUSIC, but I know ah little bit about CALYPSO. And when I hear these PANORAMA ARRANGEMENTS of these CALYPSOS ah does feel that something wrong with me ...

Started by Claude Gonzales in Panorama. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

... but every so often SOMEBODY does come to meh rescue and save meh SANITY!!!David Alexander "Only thing that I don't like and the judges seem to be allowing is the crescendo and waltz timing nonsense.…Continue

EARL RICHARDS: In 2016, KEITH DIAZ and FORTEAU spent OVER FOUR MILLION DOLLARS in CAR RENTALS (and dat eh in GREGORY LINDSAY AUDIT, EH)

Started by Claude Gonzales in News 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

Now, Earl, I know that CARS are EXPENSIVE in TRINIDAD (Hell, even in America they are VERY EXPENSIVE.)But with TEN EXECUTIVES and FOUR MILLION DOLLARS -- ah sure they could have found 10 cars at $400,000 each ... or maybe LESS ... to buy…Continue

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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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