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TOMORROW (August 11th, 2019) promises to be an HISTORIC DAY for STEELBAND MUSIC as the WORLD STEELPAN DAY is launched. I applaud the efforts of BERTEL GITTENS and SIMEON SANDIFORD!!!

At 11 a.m. tomorrow (August 11th, 2019) the WORLD STEELPAN DAY is going to be LAUNCHED at the PAN TRINBAGO HEADQUARTERS in PORT OF SPAIN, T…

Started by Claude GonzalesLatest Reply

Liberty's Tina Charles set to debut documentary on her father at Tribeca Film Festival

Rawlston Charles, an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, promoted Calypso and Soca music to the world through his record store and his musi…

Started by Pan TimesLatest Reply

I have come to the conclusion that 1947 is the year that the first TENOR PAN was BUILT (in T&T) using a 55 gallon OIL DRUM!!!

If you go around the PAN CHAT FORUMS you will see hundreds of PAN LOVERS talking about PAN in the SIXTIES and SEVENTIES and a little bit in…

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Souls of Steel - Massy Trinidad All Stars

A documentary on the history and emergence of Steel Pan in Trinidad & Tobago through the pioneering work of the Massy Trinidad All St…

Started by odw

1 4 hours ago
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I got a MISSING LINK today from the last PAN TRINBAGO ELECTION ... so it all makes sense to me now

I knew that KEITH DIAZ and BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE had a big meeting before the last PAN TRINBAGO ELECTION. But I never heard anybody make re…

Started by Claude Gonzales

0 yesterday

CECIL HINKSON: No matter how I beg YOU and YOUR PRESIDENT to RESHUFFLE THE CABINET -- allyuh refuse to LISTEN TO ME ...

If the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE could finally admit to the CRIME SCOURGE in TRINIDAD -- allyuh owe it to the STEELBAND COMMUNITY to show some IN…

Started by Claude Gonzales

18 yesterday
Reply by merrytonestothebone

Regarding: The FIVE MILLION DOLLARS that THE GOVERNMENT is putting up with the intent on seeing the country’s national instrument flourish at the global level with input from industry ...

Every so often REASONABLE (and informed) voices add their TWO CENTS to the PAN DEBATE ... and I am always tickled pink. Cecil Paul A bit to…

Started by Claude Gonzales

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People  DON'T UNDERSTAND the DECAY ISSUE with THE PAN. I BLINDLY understood it from childhood -- although I could not EXPRESS what I was he…

Started by Claude Gonzales

0 Jan 18

If I was a PANORAMA JUDGE -- I would have given DUVONE STEWART first place ... much like I would have given DAVID RUDDER first place in the 1987 CALYPSO MONARCH ...

... in the BIGGER GLOBAL PICTURE, we need to send STARS out in the world with some local credentials ... to give them a little SPRINGBOARD.…

Started by Claude Gonzales

0 Jan 18

International Music Composition - 3 pieces of 10 with steelpan


Started by Stan

0 Jan 10

MTTB: Now that NEW ENGLAND loss, yuh think TOM BRADY could say he going and QUARTERBACK for MINNESOTA now and come to SAN FRANCISCO on SATURDAY? Yuh mad oh MEH LARD OH!!! So why corrupt yuh culture...

... BEVERLEY and DEM CRACKSHOTS making me MAKING ME FEEL SAD ... because CALYPSO and STEELBAND is the CULTURE OF TRINIDAD. Merrytonestotheb…

Started by Claude Gonzales

5 Jan 9
Reply by Ingrid Blackwood-Belle

Well I have to say that DOCTOR deLIGHT was the MOST EDUCATED poster that I ever saw come on THIS FORUM -- and he comes to mind TODAY!!!

Whenever I talked about being a REAL TRINIDADIAN -- I always got his attention despite his often condescending tones towards me ... which I…

Started by Claude Gonzales

0 Jan 2


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