Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
The large bikini Mas bands have abandoned the Savanah for the Socadrome. The greatest steel orchestras in the world are playing to an empty Grand Stands at 3:00 am in the morning. And the streets of Port of Spain as Mr. Rubadiri Victor showed are empty on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Maybe this is truly an opportunity for the steelband to go back on the road.
It has been said "where there's a will there's a way" I don't think there's a WILL.
David Rudder: Long Time Band sez it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mClyoL2xjMc
It's not broken, It was stolen.
Where is the Leadership, do they not see what's happening?
I agree with your every word, I heard the budget for carnival was $170 million and San Fernando got less than , $2 million, that means smaller cities got less, and they had smaller bands and better costumes.
Good comment Char Burgess.
Nappy Meyers said it. "Bring back the old time days and ways. Pan on trucks, rediculous. Pay money to watch bikinis,you might as well go to Maracas. The mighty Terror said,"Carnival is no good without steelband, so true. That's the fix, pan on the streets with costume bands, simple. All democracies claim that they are, governments of, for and by the people, so these politicians are nothing but our representatives. We must tell them what to do,not the other way around, so no one should be saying that you can't have mas down Frederick st and surrounding areas. Brazil has put us to shame.
Sherwin My Bro. A whole Lot of us Wants to Bring back the old time Days. which is Very Good. ''Question''. Why these same People reject Steel bands Playing Old Tunes at Panorama. 'We cant Have it Both Ways. Personally. I really do Love The Nostalgia!
Val my bro, I love you like a brother, even though a police feller looking like a younger you jumped out of a van wearing a steel helmet , broke up the lime , and chased me down back in the day.
But why do you always insist that re-incorporating the steelbands back into the Carnival is nostalgic and going back to old time days ?
Surely we can come up with new ideas and modern ways to achieve those goals.
To think otherwise shows a lack of imagination.
If pan people didn't have imagination we'd still be carrying pans around our necks!