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  • Laventille, East Dry River
  • Trinidad and Tobago
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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
Left Trinidad 42 years ago. Still love the steelpan, calypso and
Carnival. I am a big fan of Desperadoes Steel Orchestra..
My writing name would be Vallan.

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BEAUTY IN PERPETUITY

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 9:40pm 4 Comments

ANYONE REMEMBERED  WHO PORTRAYED 'BEAUTY IN PERPETUITY'.??????    .I THINK IT WAS AT KING OFTHE BANDS COMPETITION.

ONE OF THE GREATEST I HAVE EVER SEEN......

What a pleasure

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 7:31pm 0 Comments

Mr.Hoyte I will not dispute Donald's portfolio. I opine he placed psychics

and panmen on the proletariat, but then, I could be wrong again.

It has been a great pleasure hearing from you, sir, It  is an honor and a blessing to meet a sage.

Peace and power.

OF MUSIC LIBRARY AND IMPECCABLE LIFESTYLE

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 10:37am 6 Comments

One day in my yard in Rose Hill, Laventille, I was practising the tune Mambo Jambo on a tenor pan. A voice screamed

"Allan I don't want any panbeating in this yard!!!". The man was The Honorable (sic) Donald Granado, PNM's Minister of

Education ---what a paradox!!!.

 

A few days after I was practising with our newly-formed band led by Winthrop Thomas. At one point, the band stopped

playing abruptly and the players were laughing. I turned around and saw my…

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HOW CAN YOU ENCOURAGE BY DISCOURAGING???

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:53pm 2 Comments

I am going out of my mind trying to figure out how on earth can anyone reach the idea of making the prize for the King/Queen of Carnival, the same as that for the Panorama Champion. 

As I see it, some calypsonians write and sing their own stuff, while others just sing the lyrics of others.  Therefore, you are dealing with one performer/individual. 

 

A steelband, whether small, medium or large, is a BAND ----many individuals.

When you consider a piece of music…

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