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Pan anthem for T&T Olympic medalling athletes

What are our thoughts surrounding T&T’s national anthem to be played ‘by a T&T steel orchestra’ at Olympic Games or other international games when T&T athletes are being medalled?


President of TTOC, Brian Lewis

Other countries’ anthems have been played on (their) pan, but for Opening Ceremonies. A thought spawned by the president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees, Brian Lewis, in his silent protests over the lack of true world recognition of the national instrument and the weakly (local) propellant to get pan to the peak, and his advocacy for its global respect.

“The national anthem should be played on pan whenever Team T&T climbs on a podium at all games under the auspices of the T&TOC which is also the T&T Commonwealth Games Association. “I strongly advocate such.”

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MORE MYOPIC TRINIDAD NONSENSE!!!

If you want to PROMOTE PAN GLOBALLY --- MAKE GLOBAL PAN MUSIC!!!

How long have I been on THIS FORUM preaching THIS MESSAGE!!!

They live DOWN THERE believing that they UNDERSTAND the GLOBAL SCENE -- and they DO NOT HAVE A CLUE!!!

ENGAGE SOME EXPATS if you all want to UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGE!!!

Claude Pan and pan music is already global... I have been to countries all over the world and they have heard and seen pan. North America, South America, Central America, Oceania, Hawaii, The french Polynesia islands, The Dutch Caribbean, Peru. Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, China, India, Africa. To hell and back. it's an instrument like any other whose music we hear and it just passes over our head. Some people love it some don't. We have pan musicians and people who own pans and have it as an ornament -as well- in their homes. 

Carlyle: MUCH RESPECT!!! You did not CUSS ME OUT!!!

But we are YET TO MAKE THE MUSIC FROM PAN to REACH GLOBAL AUDIENCES!!!

And I think that there should be a GREATER EFFORT and CONSCIOUSNESS to FOCUS on MAKING THAT GLOBAL PAN MUSIC!!!

THAT IS MY POSITION and I EH MOVING FROM THAT!!!

It's about time...

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