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odw replied to odw's discussion Josanne Francis - Millennium Stage (September 18, 2018)
"TALENT is TALENT, yuh can't FAKE it to make it..."
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a "WOMEN IN STEELPAN" feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"Andy Narell His Music & Steelband Panorama"
1 hour ago
odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a "WOMEN IN STEELPAN" feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"Comparing Andy Narell with Mollee Craven is like mixing apples with oranges. Andy is a Musician FIRST then a business man... Andy Narell and the Steel Bandits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9AxIuT5IgA Mollee Craven is about marketing her product.…"
1 hour ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a "WOMEN IN STEELPAN" feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"If allyuh was MORE OPEN MINDED allyuh would bring down ANDY and MOLLEE and TRACY and JONATHAN and VICTOR to TRINIDAD -- and PAY DEM SOME BIG BUCKS to teach ALLYUH how to MAKE PAN MUSIC GLOBAL!!! But the SOCIETY has NOT EVOLVED  to that level of…"
5 hours ago
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Meet Krystal Nestor - St. Lucia

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form  St. Lucia, W.I. - “I remember standing on the road side watching and listening to a steel band and I got lost in the music. It was then I promised myself that I had to learn to play the steel pan. When I play my pan there’s not a worry in the world.” Pan is simply her life. In an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks - panist, manager, performing artist, educator and arranger Krystal Nestor shares her reflections, experiences and views on Pan, and the steelpan art form overall. read moreSee More
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SteelBand Fest Raises More Than $2K for Teacher

Hundreds flocked to John Marshall High School last weekend in support of a local teacher afflicted with breast cancer, raising nearly $2,100 at the Steel Band Fest.Band Director Tracey Filben said the turnout was “fantastic” for the event, which occurred last Saturday. JM’s band was joined by performers from Wheeling Middle School, Sherrard Middle, Wheeling Park High School and West Liberty University, as well as local professional band Steel Casa.“It was a really fantastic day,” Filben said. “The performers were amazing. Every group was fantastic. … We were hoping to raise like a thousand dollars, and to raise more than double that was really exciting.”The second year for the event was held as a fundraiser for Heather Schultz, an Ohio County teacher and family friend of Filben’s, who is battling breast cancer. Filben said she wanted to raise funds to help the family cover some of the costs associated with treatment, such as hotels, gas money for…See More
6 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"Mollee break everybody heart because they are into the RACE TING and NOT the PAN PROMOTION TING!!! Just like how they CUSS OUT ANDY NARELL for TIEFING THE PAN and they never take time to read the man HISTORY -- not to mention his EDUCATION and…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion PAN NEEDS A STAR
"AH STILL WAITING FOR MEH PAN STAR from TRINIDAD after SIX YEARS!!! And I know: IT EH HAPPENING!!!"
9 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"I doh LIVE IN TRINIDAD!!! And I have contributed GREATLY TO PAN (Financially) in the hope that we can TAKE THE MUSIC GLOBAL. From the FIRST DAY I came on THIS FORUM (the record is there) I have ARGUED CONTINUOUSLY for GLOBAL PAN MUSIC!!! ALLYUH doh…"
10 hours ago
odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"When you are born with NATURAL talent no packaging is necessary...your WORK and WORTH speaks for itself. Keisha Codrington is an extremely gifted musician and steelpan soloist and has been dubbed a prodigy by many who have…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I took a chance and ah went in ah POLITCAL DANCE -- THE DONALD BRUCK DEM UP!!!
"CNN and MSNBC was shaking dey bodyline While NANCY PELOSI was TRYING to WINE IN TIME ... When THE DONALD BRUCK DEM UP; THE DONALD BRUCK DEM UP!!!"
10 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"Before anyone discredits her MUSICAL TRAINING and YEARS OF LIVE PERFORMANCE and CONTRIBUTION TO EXPOSING PAN MUSIC in THE SOUTH (and MIDWEST)  -- they should CHECK OUT HER PAN STORY. My argument has been constant on THIS FORUM: Where is the…"
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Cecil hinkson replied to odw's discussion LOOK! Where PAN Reach...Nessun Dorma Steel Orchestra versions
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Cecil hinkson replied to odw's discussion LOOK! Where PAN Reach...Nessun Dorma Steel Orchestra versions
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Josanne Francis - Millennium Stage (September 18, 2018)

Started by odw in Live Performances. Last reply by odw 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

The Kennedy CenterStreamed live 23 hours agoBorn and raised in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago,…Continue

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MEMORIES OF A CARNIVAL LONG GONE

Posted by Winston Andrews on February 22, 2019 at 10:18am 6 Comments

CARNIVAL IS A RITUAL

They came from all over just as they did last year and for so many years before to this meeting place, to indulge in this Ritual that is Carnival. Their behavior was trance-like, as though possessed they gathered at Ports of departure, each one determined that nothing could stop them from worshiping their God, King Carnival. Their transit to the venues of worship was tense with anticipation as they were moved by the memory of last year's Ritual. Their…

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Glass Ceiling?

Posted by Glenda Marvray on February 18, 2019 at 6:53pm 5 Comments

So have we in 2019 reached that dreaded 'glass ceiling' where bands that are outside that 'big 5' sacred circle are thrown under the bus? The message that this sends to every other band is that no matter how hard you try, no matter how  proficiently, well-arranged and executed, no matter how 'top drawer' a performance, the answer will always be a resounding 'No'. Unless judges don't get overly swayed by popularity and/or fan enthusiasm, unless they dare to use objectivity and make…

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