Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
I heard THIS VIDEO for the first time last night and then I proceeded to listen to it about ten times. I got up this morning and gave it one more listen. Now I have decided that is the GREATEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE I have ever heard from ANY STEELBAND.
Every time I ever hear ah TRINIDAD PAN ARRANGER (or even some YANKEE SCHOOL ARRANGER) try to play a song like this in a STEELBAND ah does always CUT THEM OFF because they DRAG THE SONG and make it move like a HEARSE in a FUNERAL.
This is the FIRST TIME I have ever heard a MUSIC ARRANGER move BEYOND THE DRAG and deliver the song. Don't talk about the BALANCE OF THE INSTRUMENTS and the OVERALL AMBIANCE in the reproduction of THE ORIGINAL.
Makes me MORE UPSET about what the LOCAL ARRANGERS do in a PANORAMA SONG trying to make it EUROPEAN like this.
BLACK PAN PLAYERS MATTER when it comes to PLAYING A CALYPSO on A CARNIVAL SATURDAY NIGHT in the LAND OF CALYPSO and THE MECCA OF THE STEELBAND!!!!
PUT MORE CALYPSO in MY CALYPSO in THE PANORAMA and STOP BEING MIMIC MEN!!!
Ah hear mi brother ,, perfect .performance
Pan in the 21st Century 2006
Trinidad All Stars - Black Orpheus
Well done as it should be