Reply by Claude Gonzales on
Is two things that will NEVER DIE in TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: STEELBAND and CALYPSO!!!
PEOPLE on THIS FORUM will DIE if they don't get PANORAMA -- for sure!!! But PAN in TRINIDAD (today) is BIGGER than it ever was; and it will just continue to get BIGGER and BIGGER.
And if we MAKE AH MISTAKE and get some BUSINESS PEOPLE with some GOOD ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS and a GLOBAL VISION for the MUSIC -- THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.
Whoever win the PRESIDENCY should fight for a NATIONAL DAY OF RECOGNITION FOR PAN!!!
I must be mad, yes!!! By the time man done with dey PANORAMA -- dey have to take ah next year to build back up dey energy.
But CECIL: Bertel Gittens is YOUR PARDNER and MY PARDNER -- so I am NOT going to SUE for intellectual property theft.
Ah have some good ideas I could help them with in terms of OUTREACH to the GLOBAL PAN COMMUNITY. But they should listen to the suggestion from LILIAN STEN and RUSSELL PROVIDENCE before the WORLD STEELPAN DAY SHIP sail from TRINIDAD to the FAR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.
I told you the President is ah smart woman.
Cecil: I have a suggestion for BEVERLEY and BERTEL and MARCUS ASH regarding this WORLD STEELPAN DAY.
They should produce what I would call a GLOBAL ANTHEM FOR PAN. One NICE PIECE OF MUSIC that will be played by ALL THE BANDS across the GLOBE on the WORLD STEELPAN DAY.
And since this is my idea, I want to have VETO POWER over the FINAL RECORDING. It has to meet MY STANDARD of GLOBAL MUSIC before it is accepted. Actually, they should HIRE ME to produce the song for them.
I will find some real TOP QUALITY AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC PRODUCERS and we could come up with a REAL NICE PIECE of GLOBAL MUSIC that fits THE PAN.
Ah like this GLOBAL STEELPAN DAY idea TOO BAD!!! But they need to appoint a real HIGH-POWERED ERO to reach out to the STEELBAND COMMUNITIES around the world to coordinate this WHOLE MASSIVE PROJECT!!!