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How many COMMITTEES and how many MEETINGS Beverley had in preparation for THIS PANORAMA and something as FUNDAMENTAL as this (HISTORICAL RECORDING) was not seen as critical in ALL THE PLANNING.
I AM DEPRESSED at THIS FAILURE!!!
The FILM INDUSTRY in TRINIDAD and TOBAGO is EXPLODING and FULL OF TALENT!!!
I would have expected the newly appointed LIAISON OFFICER FOR STEELBANDS to have made connections after THREE MONTHS in office to coordinate networks with arrangements to REPRESENT THE PRODUCT in a PROFESSIONAL MANNER.
BACKWARD EVER -- FORWARD NEVER!!!
Beverley: The first BEVERLEY that is being referenced is BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE -- THE PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO. So the references were not made to your comments.
Bertel Gittens is an ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to (and a staunch defender of the current president Beverley) -- so he had to come to her defense.
Beverley: This is PAN LOVER'S FORUM among other THINGS PAN and people share music and articles and critiques and of course differences of opinions on STEELBAND. The performances were captured mostly by PAN LOVERS in THE MECCA however best they could -- and they are not actually an official product from PRESIDENT BEVERLEY and PAN TRINBAGO.
Feel free to EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS -- EVERYBODY can't agree on EVERYTHING!!!
And make sure that you find the RIGHT CHAT SITE to take in the PANORAMA on PANORAMA NIGHT because that is some real GOOD FUN where everybody is a PAN JUDGE and JURY.
Mr. Gittens, I recently began reading the posts and trying to learn. With that said your use of that word that begins with the letter n really knocked me to the floor and caused my stomach to hurt as I type this.
My question is to whom do you refer that word? What do you mean by that phrase that includes the n word?
The term "Yuh khar please nigger people nah!" is a TRINIDAD IDIOM meaning that BLACK PEOPLE in TRINIDAD (and the diaspora) are never happy whatever you do for them.
In this specific case, THE EXPATS and LOCAL SHUT-INS are not contributing a dime to produce these recordings and yet it is being delivered to them FOR FREE. But instead of appreciating what they are getting and being THANKFUL -- ingrates like Claude and Bugs are complaining and being ungrateful instead of thanking GOD for small mercies.
Hence: "Yuh khar please nigger people nah!"
That being said, the issue is not as much about MONEY as BERTEL was making it as it is about a LACK OF INITIATIVE. Because, starting with UWI and spreading across to the FILM INDUSTRY in TRINIDAD there is a considerable amount of filming talent on the island -- so if the PAN TRINBAGO LIAISON to STEELBANDS had any CONSCIOUSNESS or WILL TO WIN, she could have coordinated help in this area from a number of sources.
But in the REAL WORLD of technology today -- producing a decent RECORDING of these performances with some WILL PASS audio is no longer ROCKET SCIENCE.
Two sides of the coin!!!
Thanks Claude, you is BOSS!
Beverly I too cringed when I saw the N-word because it highlighted the issue. What is accepted locally in Trinidad and Tobago is no acceptable in a global arena. For example, again, are these horrible recordings suppose to be an audio representation of the greatest steelbands in the world. Are we serious? The standards have been set a long time ago. While these recordings are acceptable to local ears - they are a source of embarrassment on a global stage. Do we expect the world to by into instrumental music with bad audio?
Beverly your old 1980's answering machine could give you better quality audio than some of the recordings I've heard this year thus far.
ms, bev, that word is to Claude Gonzales he wi nt get mad, we are all trinidadians, and in my days that word is no big thing its just an expression is only in black America, is offensive, and I understand why the, like that , is their histry, which is, sad, but as a a trini, that word is only an expression, , ono offence meant, sorry mr bertel made that comment , remember, we all support you, and wising you well,
Let's deal with the reality of last night's streams. They were all very good streams with decent audio. In fact the audio even sounded better than UTT's at times. Invaders, Renegades and Trinidad All Stars brought in their won steaming company's and Trinidad and Tobago Newsday also provide an acceptable stream for Desperadoes and Silver Stars. So it can be done. Money is not the issue. Expertise and commitment is.
we all love you miss Beverly whenstee talks support you , don t give up you are doing a great, job, it I s a learning experience don give up,
All I say is they all need help with streaming and recordings. When you big you big. Renegades had one of the best streams in years followed by All Stars, however, these were production teams doing the stream. The small bands could barely keep their pan players much less to pay for a production team.
The thing that got me last night was Duvone Stewart begging and trying to sway the judges with a story. Please, man, be a little humbler like your predecessor Dr. Jit. Let your music speak for itself.
Another concern was, why was Desperadoes in silhouette? Was it to bring some sort of mystique to the music?
Listened to the recordings,large bands, I can say Phase11 choose the wrong tune, no sweetness from that tune. I have never seen their pan-yard so dismal after a preliminary performance. Far from being a party atmosphere. Desperadoes and All Stars seem to have the best arrangements and music.