Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism Dr Lincoln Douglas has challenged the executive of Pan Trinbago to prove to the world that their organisation is “The World Governing Body for Pan”.
The challenge came on Wednesday evening at the Lord Kitchener Auditorium, National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) at the launch of the logo for the International Conference and Panorama 2015. Pan Trinbago proposes to hold the first International Conference and Panorama (ICP) in 2015, from August 6 to 9. University of the West Indies, St Augustine (UWI) pro vice chancellor and principal Prof Clement Sankat is the Patron of the ICP. The conference will deal with topics such as The History and Development of Pan, The Science of the Instrument and the Applications used, Recent Developments of the Instrument.
The Panorama will take the form of a competition.
Thirty eight (38) steelband playing countries have been short-listed to attend the premiere event.
Current Panorama Large Band Category, Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove will be among the guest performers.
GREAT. It is about time Pan Trinbago take a stand.
It looks like MR Diaz will be in charged next year also, Wow
It would have been good if the minister used his power to get the courts to resolve the matter that's ongoing, but here he is challenging Pan Trinbago, I wonder if he knows that PT brakesin from an election for over two years?
This is where The Ghost comes in, To take an Organized Committee to this International Conference.
I don't think PT is a union. Pan players have suffered and continues to suffer,
Pantrinbago is the governing body for Pan,there is no Pan players union in TT.
another event for us to gallery and talk a lot and spend taxpayers $$$$
maybe the chinese will come and build the long overdue p t H Q
The Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism and the President should not be working with Pan Trinbago until the court matter is resolved.
Agreed, Cecil ...
I am generally in favour, however, of someone putting the same question PT ... somebody should. And who, if not the Minister? As Evan pointed out too, there will be a lot of ole talk and gallery around the event.