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Kwame Ture on the Origin of Steel Bands

by Stokely Carmichael Sometime in the late 1930′s, the government in another of its persistent and futile attempts to suppress African cult…

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Has anything changed eleven years later? -- Revisited - The Demise of the Steelband Panorama - and the Possible Solution

Global - This year, 2010, steelbands in England participating in the Panorama at the Notting Hill Carnival, played for free. That is, the b…

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Revisited - Pelham Goddard - Thoughts on Panorama and Judging

The following was forwarded to When Steel Talks by veteran arranger Pelham Goddard --------------------------------------------------------…

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My 2021 Address To When Steel Talks

by George D. Goddard Cleaning up in Aisle 7. Dispelling a few myths for those who never met me

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Meet Danica Livingston - Trinidad & Tobago -- Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

“I remember one year we had a performance in South on Mother’s Day and Len “Boogsie” Sharpe stopped the bus to buy flowers for every femal…

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4 Apr 18
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Remembering Cecil “Pious” Atherton - RIP

A percussion master... Ace conga player for Metro Steel Orchestra and Pantonic Steel Orchestra A partial list of albums the late “Piou…

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3 Mar 28
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Live with Duvone Stewart

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0 Mar 7

Grenada - No formal carnival for 2021

by Linda Straker This will be the second year without formal carnival celebrations 60% of 110,000 population to be vaccinated by July 2021…

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0 Mar 1

The Desperadoes - One of the greatest steelpan music recordings ever

Released in 1981 on the Charisma label, The Desperadoes, known throughout the world simply as the grey album, is considered the finest stee…

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8 Feb 27
Reply by Mr Claire Charles

Post Carnival 2021 Suggestions - The Way Forward - Daryl C. Joseph

Carnival 2021 came and went. There is a tremendous amount of potential for us as a nation if we can learn from the experience. Here are my…

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14 Feb 24
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Renegades Steel Orchestra - “Pan on The Road” | Jit Samaroo | Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2004

Still sounding awesome 17 years later to the day. Thank you Mr. Marcano and the late Dr. Samaroo for always providing access wherever we me…

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0 Feb 19

85 Years Of Trinidad All Stars

85 Years Of Excellence

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1 Feb 15
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Watch Peter Gabriel Re-Record ‘Biko’ With Artists From Around the World

“You can blow out a candle, but you can't blow out a fire. Once the flames begin to catch, the wind will blow it higher.” – Peter Gabriel,…

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0 Feb 14


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