In the latest outbreak of a two-decade-old war of attrition, the Port of Spain City Council has sought a court order for the removal of the Phase II Pan Groove steelband from the Woodbrook site it has occupied since 1972.
Phase 2 is Port of Spain Trinidad.
Fight da power.
Long live de panyard- go Boogsie!
Break Down D Block including One Woodbrook Place!!!
Long Live Phase II Pan Groove!!!
Despers practiced in Belmont but went back up the hill because they are from the hill; steel bands have to remain in their community, the government made it possible for Invaders to remain in their yard, why can’t they do the same for Phase 2? Big money men in Trinidad feel that they could push around every body but David took care of Goliath, good luck Boogsie.
This represents the continued betrayal of the steelpan fraternity and instrument by the Trinidad elite and middle class. It is ironic that this story would break on the same day WST publishes "Conspiring To Pigeonhole Pan, And That’s Cool?" by Les Slater. And was it not only yesterday that we were alerted by WST that Pepe Francis is to be awarded a Queens honor in the UK? And a few days ago we were treated to a Jonathan Scales interview.
Yes, Trinidad and Tobago has dropped the ball indeed.
Leave Boogsie and Phase II alone!!
Phase 2 belongs there, in that panyard! Fight them.Boogsie!....we're all backing you!
"We Are Not Moving" that should be the cry of the players and followers of the Phase 11 Pan Groove inside the court outside the court and up and down Port-of-Spain, but people of Trinbago has yet to learn the power of their voices and how to get the will to use it. GO BOOGSIE FIGHT