The Government spends millions of tax payers monies to develop the G-Pan. The Faculty of Engineering at UWI in Saint Augustine did the Studies and Research.
During the grand launching of the G-Pan by the former Prime Minister Patrick Manning statement were made about commercial sale of the G-Pan to recoup the investments and make the project profitable.
It is time we get serious of all these Steel Pan Initiatives and stop wasting tax payers dollars. WE NEED ANSWERS.
Maybe Professor Brian Copeland Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at UWI can give us some answer about the project.....
In an interview with WST (2008) Junia Regrello predicted mass production of the G-pan by September 2009.
Professor Copeland promised a transition from manual to production machinery with "a full ramp before September 2010."
In 2008 Manning said the Government spent $9.9 million to continue research that was ongoing for some time at the pan research lab at UWI, St Augustine, headed by Brian Copeland.
If you read between the lines you will see that they ran into strong technical headwinds with the production of this instrument.As it stands, the production costs for the G-pan make it too expensive to bring to the market place. So draw your own conclusion.
Patrick you hit the nail on the head. It was Tony Williams that is responsible for the so called Bertie M hi tenor. PANS boss Tony Williams created the spider web in the late 50's but found that many of the smaller notes couldnt be tuned with an audible tone. The concept of 4th and 5th was in place in that spider web pan.
Time to give Tony his due before he dies. Dont wait till I dead to seranade me do it now
paddy corea in NY
maybe we need to ask patrick manning as he went on and on as if he were a maestro on pan ant the launch of g pan
yes and of course dr copeland
maybe its just another pie in the sky get rich for some project
we need to start getting up and get serious
ask keith diaz as president of pan trinbago he must take some initiative also
do something for pan
Professor Brian Copeland you are reading this thread SHARE SOME LIGHT ON THIS PROJECT it is tax payers money you talking about. IT IS NOT PRIVATE FUNDS.
THIS ISSUE WOULD NOT GO AWAY UNTIL WE GET A FUL REPORT - TO MUCH CURRUPTION WITH WE MONEY.
2008--------------$9.9 million for stalled research.
2011--------------$800.00 for panmen.
There is a correlation! Something wrong, somewhere.
With big talk and plenty support from the government with accolades to full a belly.
Without a damn cent from T&T authorities, and plenty small talk here's a young pannist who did something for pan.
Connect the dots and talk to someone who is doing something for pan.
Finally got the time to respond to this.
Given the above, you should really direct your questions about the GPan elsewhere.
Prof Brian Copeland
REALLY SERIOUSLY Doing Something for the Pannist
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