Global - ....The Pan movement utterly lacks humility amongst its peers and supporters; conversely, it lacks audacity and a sense of community against its offenders.
....Boogsie”had it right ... “Do something for Pan”. Not for your ego. Not for the political assailants that, at the drop of a farthing would sell out everything that makes pan beautiful to the highest bidder... Not to the judges and commentators who lack the ability to understand, much less articulate the cacophony of notes and tones that flashed by their ears at the hands of the 100+ mixture of musicians, instrumentalists, and pretenders. Not to the grumpy old men holding onto delusions of grandeur lost in their mummified youth. Nor the cocky up-start that has fallen in love with the idea that they’re God’s gift to the instrument.
by Khuent Rose
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WHOAH WHOAH... no no... lol
My family is Costa Rican and Honduran. Their ancestry stretches into central america, the Cayman Islands and Panama. I know that my knowledge of pan and Trinidad as well as a pretty convincing TNT accent throws a lot of people off. I actually don't have "legitimate west-indian" ancestry. I have much the same blurred origins as the majority of the Diaspora.
Dougie (martin douglas, I believe) just share skin tone(lol).
As far as the book goes, I have been collecting missives, blurbs and intellectual articles on a philosophical matter to do with pan... I'm preparing to really focus on it when I'm working towards my Ph.D. :-D
Fast forward to 2014 the steelband in the Mecca is in a SAD state, the young educated players prefer to go with a DJ on the road for carnival, the way it looks to me is that it is only the elders trying to maintain the presence of the steelband on the road for carnival, I would certainly like to hear what the young people have to say about this.