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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - In tandem with the recent article Large Steel Orchestras Take Control of their Live Stream Broadcast and Production, WST (When Steel Talks) touched base with on-air personality and cultural activist Gerelle Forbes, who embodies beauty, intellect and knowledge of culture. The latter two especially come into play anytime she is called upon as host/presenter. At the Panorama 2020 panyard preliminary performance of Renegades Steel Orchestra, this was the case for yet another year.
Here’s what Trinbago national Gerelle has to say about the task, when asked about how she thinks her love for the culture of Trinidad and Tobago is brought to bear in, and enhances - her presentation/hosting duties when in the Panyards.
"But my education isn’t greater than my understanding of the raw culture and its magic in ‘d ting .’”
This lady just summarized the crisis in the PANORAMA ARRANGEMENTS!!!
BLACK MEN trying to take their RAW CULTURE and make it sound like WHITE MUSIC!!!
Claude your response can be the reason why Liam Teague along with the host of TT women with PHD degree in pan cannot arrange a panorama tune.
Patrick: Ah thought that your mother told you NOT TO FOLLOW bad company like me.
But ah will tell you a little oddly-related tale.
MAYOR PETE!!! A gay candidate making BIG WAVES in the PRESIDENTIAL RACE. Should not have a chance!!! Now MAYOR PETE is one of the MOST EDUCATED and INTELLIGENT men to ever run for PRESIDENT in AMERICA. But when you hear the man talk: His message is coined in such FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN LANGUAGE that even if you don't like GAY PEOPLE or you are ILLITERATE -- you have to stop and listen to MAYOR PETE. Because he has such mastery of thought and language -- he does NOT have to try to impress you in OXFORD or HARVARD expression.
But our NEVER SEE COME SEE ARRANGERS want to take EVERYTHING they learn in MUSIC SCHOOL and pack it into ONE 8-MINUTE PANORAMA SONG to try to IMPRESS PEOPLE who are MOSTLY INTERESTED in hearing them DELIVER THE RAW CULTURE at CARNIVAL TIME.
Man, yuh making meh make MORE ENEMIES than I already have!!!
To me it's mind-boggling, PHD achieved so long ago, Smooth and Boggsie should be eating dust by these people for the last five years especially in competition.
Claude you are absolutely correct on Pete. I get a lot of licks already form the community, after I mentioned that Pete is the best Democratic candidate 2020. Refreshing to hear him speak at these conventions..
MIND-BOGGLING and FRUSTRATING!!!
Claude, I agree with you. The lady is correct.
I agree with you and Exodus is still in the top 3.