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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CECIL HINKSON!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson Aug 29, 2018. 12 Replies

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WE MUST ALL CONGRATULATE CLAUDE GONZALES, AQUILL ARRINDELL AND GREGORY LINDSAY!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson Apr 18, 2018. 3 Replies

These three members of the WST pan family worked tirelessly to bring down the Keith Diaz executive of Pan Trinbago. Congratulations gentlemen on a job VERY WELL DONE!!! Now lets all work tirelessly…Continue

NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bugs Jan 1, 2017. 5 Replies

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CECIL HINKSON!!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson Aug 30, 2016. 44 Replies

Hey Cecil, all dem Pans was on floats last night on d Avenue!! Hard luck MAN!! Doh let it sour yuh day. Have a GREAT DAY Today!Continue

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Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Speaking of CARIFESTA and PAN: I think that BERTEL GITTENS should go personally and meet the leaders of HELLS GATE and the GUYANA NATIONAL STEELBAND to GET the BALL ROLLING on the WORLD STEELPAN DAY
"Points noted Claude. Remember I will be on your side for the Carifesta. We will see what happens."
Aug 14
Bertel Gittens liked Claude Gonzales's discussion Speaking of CARIFESTA and PAN: I think that BERTEL GITTENS should go personally and meet the leaders of HELLS GATE and the GUYANA NATIONAL STEELBAND to GET the BALL ROLLING on the WORLD STEELPAN DAY
Aug 14
Bertel Gittens liked Claude Gonzales's discussion A little PAN MUSIC (WORLD PAN MUSIC) to CELEBRATE "WORLD STEELPAN DAY"
Aug 12
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion TOMORROW (August 11th, 2019) promises to be an HISTORIC DAY for STEELBAND MUSIC as the WORLD STEELPAN DAY is launched. I applaud the efforts of BERTEL GITTENS and SIMEON SANDIFORD!!!
"Thank you Claude Gonzales for your BEST WISHES! I am counting on ALL members of WHEN STEEL TALKS family to hold our Launch Function in mind as we boldly proceed into the unknown. It would not be perfect. It will be challenging. It is worth the work…"
Aug 11
Bertel Gittens liked Claude Gonzales's discussion TOMORROW (August 11th, 2019) promises to be an HISTORIC DAY for STEELBAND MUSIC as the WORLD STEELPAN DAY is launched. I applaud the efforts of BERTEL GITTENS and SIMEON SANDIFORD!!!
Aug 11
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BERTEL GITTENS got a BRILLIANT IDEA which ALL PAN LOVERS should SUPPORT!!! BIG LAUNCH ON SUNDAY(August 11)!!!
"And my reply still remains why not."
Aug 9
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BERTEL GITTENS got a BRILLIANT IDEA which ALL PAN LOVERS should SUPPORT!!! BIG LAUNCH ON SUNDAY(August 11)!!!
"Please accept my apologizes for this late invitation to the party Claude."
Aug 9
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BERTEL GITTENS got a BRILLIANT IDEA which ALL PAN LOVERS should SUPPORT!!! BIG LAUNCH ON SUNDAY(August 11)!!!
Aug 9
Bertel Gittens liked Russell Providence's discussion DRUM FACTORY PRODUCTION EXCEEDS DEMAND
Jul 9
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NEW PANORAMA SCHEDULE FROM BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE
"Bugs, you dont have to convince me about anything Pan in my country Trinidad and Tobago. You have have to convince the thousands of Pan people and of course the T&T Government who pour millions of dollars every year into our culture to attract…"
Jun 13
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NEW PANORAMA SCHEDULE FROM BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE
"The reality Bugs is we have to work what we have. This is not a wife you can wake up one morning and decide to divorce. The 160 small bands IS part of the big picture."
Jun 12
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NEW PANORAMA SCHEDULE FROM BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE
"And thats GREAT for Trinidad and Tobago!! MUCH NEEDED!!"
Jun 12
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NEW PANORAMA SCHEDULE FROM BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE
"Out of the 180 or so Panorama performing bands, there are just about 20 Large Bands in the mix, so that 20 cannot have the majority say."
Jun 12
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NEW PANORAMA SCHEDULE FROM BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE
"Bugs, all I would say is that Pan Trinbago is a membership of ALL (Most) Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago. Single, Small, Medium, Large Bands! What ever decisions THEY make/take MUST take ALL into consideration. I rest my case."
Jun 12
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NEW PANORAMA SCHEDULE FROM BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE
"The major of Trinidad & Tobago steelbands by far gave no objections to these proposed changes. These changes would not have been possible if the steelbands themselves did not give their blessings. Anybody here on this forum have better ideas…"
Jun 12
Bertel Gittens replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I made a decision today to STOP CRITICIZING BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE on THIS FORUM ... And ah know that some people will say that BEVERLEY BUY MEH OUT or she WUK OBEAH ON ME ...
"I doh teef. MY MONEY!! The offer is not for you Bede! Is fuh Claude! We need his professional services in Trini! Claude , ah find yuh taking looong to answer. Like yuh want meh change meh mind!?"
Jun 3

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At 2:21pm on August 8, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

SO U SAY MAN, SO U SAY...

At 12:01pm on June 22, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yeah Bertel; WE!!! the older panmen of the old day's could and love a good fight, remember Rudolph Charles, Gold Teeth, Scorpion, Jack Slade, Ellie Mannette, et al/ and others etc, but the panmen of today are "bobolee's," they like to get licks, a good panmen fight/riot against the abusers, will curtail the ambiance of abuse that panmen endure today, it worked in the pass, and who know's, maybe it could again...

At 10:22am on May 31, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Brother Bertel; still havin problrm with the thread, the Pan Trinbago Regime is the one's that's PIEGON HOLDING / back "Pan/Steel Band " in T&T, pan has only evolve HALF 1/2 of it's journey, Williams and myself in 2009 has completed an IMPREGNATOR for the instrument that is being Utility Patent and Copyrighted, but I won't disclose the WILLIAMS / JOHNSTON machinary just yet, pan is growing at an Enormous rate in other contries, while in T&T it's birth blace it's stagnant ...

At 11:20pm on May 30, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Brother Bertel; I personally and honestly believe that "Pan / Steel Band" can survive with out Panorama, pan was doing better before with the Music Festival, the "Bomb Competition", the best beating steel band competiting in the "Queen's Park Savannah" and "Marine Square", my memory serve's right as I remember that Panorama derived to STOP the Marine Square and Park and Fredrick Street Bomb Competitions, panorama is just another Avenue, Street, or Road that the bands goes down, Pan men can go back to the Music Festivals, Bomb Competitions, etc every year, there are also different Music Festivals in other countries that they can participate in, as a member of Pan am North Stars, we did perform in the greatest Concert Hall in the World< Carniege Hall, Ed Sullivan Show, the Macy's Day Parade, with BWIA West Side, Carniege Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Tivoli Garden's in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, I could go on and on, but I'll stop for U to take a breather...

At 6:57pm on May 30, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Bertel; all chromatic scale is the same, Sharpe, Holman, Narell, and Greenidge are clever and smart muscians they break up their chromatic scale's by mixing it into different passages, which gives there music some more COLOR...

At 3:50pm on May 28, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

BERTEL; when I listen to "Boogsie", I hear the old " Cross Fire and Symphonettes" recycled music, especially when they play "Doris Day's once I had a Secret Love", Boogsie is a combination of Eman Thorpe, Rupert "shadow" Nathanial and Ray Holman respectively...

At 7:34pm on May 18, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

YES BERTEL; they won their case but, the PanTrinbago/Diaz regime is still in office...

At 5:24pm on May 18, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Bertel; the New Visonaries "Persona Non Grata" is due to the fact that they can't see the forrest for the trees, as they are "Blinded" by fear of the Pan Trinbago regime...

At 6:59pm on August 1, 2012, Ian Franklin said…

Thanks Bertel for the kind words. I hope that the pan diaspora follows soon.

At 11:06am on June 11, 2012, Ian Franklin said…

Thanks Bertel,

                        I am looking forward for your call.

                                                                                Thanks,

                                                                                               Ian

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