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CARLYLE HOULDER replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 1327 miles NORTH OF TRINIDAD, a Spanish Speaking Nation learned to play THE PAN and then delivered THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE of a piece of LATIN MUSIC ON PAN, IN HISTORY!!! So what about SOUTH OF T&T?
"Great idea Claude, it will be a seller with any of our bands. Massive market out there.... I went to Brazil in 2000 and i met one man in Santos, when I told him i was from Trinidad and Tobago, the first thing that the man said was steel pan, and…"
Jun 20
CARLYLE HOULDER replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Podium Magazine - Issue 26 / Spring 2019
"Well done Pan Podium....Congratulations, keep on doing what you are doing for this art form. We still have a lot of humans to educate and inform. "
Jun 15
CARLYLE HOULDER commented on Pan Times's photo

Aruba's Invaders Steelband -win-1968 steelband contest

"Kudos to Aruba. In 2016 I landed in the Airport and was really pleasantly satisfied that they were playing pan music in their airport.  My friend and I froze, watched each other and said nothing. I guess as Trinis we were shamed. "
Jun 10
CARLYLE HOULDER replied to Pan Times's discussion Sad news of the passing of a son of the soil and Icon of our national instrument - Ossie George
"Sympathy goes out from the South land from where he was one of the steel band pioneers. Associated with the likes of Carlton"mus mus" Lynch and the Wright brothers from Carib Street, with their band Big City Boys and Lil Carib Steel band.…"
Apr 1
CARLYLE HOULDER replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan to reach pinnacle of acceptability through sport… by Sandra Blood
"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.…"
Apr 1
CARLYLE HOULDER commented on Freddy Harris 3's video

Funky Freddy - Universal Journey

"Great music people.  Well recorded and executed. I wonder if Claude Gonzales have heard this music. I would like to know if this is what he is waiting and demanding of our instrument’s music?"
Mar 22
CARLYLE HOULDER replied to Pan Times's discussion Just The Facts: The Difference Between Large & Medium Steelband Categories - That ‘Share’ Button
"How much steel bands have any of you guys managed? If you did why did you leave? Telling the new administration do this do that. To manage young people now is a heculian task. The effort to bring a band is rigorous, small bands can’t get to…"
Mar 10
CARLYLE HOULDER replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion THIS IS FOR PAN [SAYS DUVONE STEWART]
"Hello Claude. I think we all hear your cry for the recorded pan music. Robbie has a few albums. Lots of pan soloist has music available, the latest might be Dennis Smith’s album “Bread and Butter” The thing is after a lot of…"
Mar 4

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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
Was One of the founding members of Hillside Symphony Steel Orchestra.
Was a member of the band Caribbean Flavor Located in South Trinidad.
Played with Watty Watkins Ballroom Orchestra for Nine Years.
The Owner of the Band Called Kajzance "Kaiso Jazz and Dance" band.
Arranger For T&Tec Motown Steel Orchestra...for Two years...
Now Owner of The Sugar Cane Duo (Defunct) Caribbean Colors(New)
Former Chairman of Pan Trinbago South/Central region
Former Trustee of Pan Trinbago Central Region.
Attended the Anthony Prospect Music Academy at Mt. St.Benedict
Completed studies at the Anthony Woodrouffe Brass Institute
Associated with the Original San Jose Serenaders...St. Joseph...
Played with Boyie Mitchell Calypso Band for CDC tents...POS Town Hall
Pan Soloist with Roy Cape for STALIN'S calypso Concert at the Hide-a-way.


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Founder of Hillside Symphony Has passed

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:09pm 4 Comments

Ashley Cooper the Driving force of the now Defunct Hillside Symphony of Carib Street San Fernando Passed on to the great beyond last week. Was a Very strong man in Many ways...Physically, mentally and I must say Spiritually believing in what he believed was So. After months of sickness due to lung problems he finally gave up.

So much can be said about Ashley. He was Mentored in many ways by his Deceased father Clyde Cooper "DENTAL DOCTOR" of the south land. Rough and Tough was their…


Steel Pan Promoter has passed

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:18am 4 Comments

News has come at hand that Conrad Franklyn Entrepreneur and management consultant/International Steel band Promoter has died.

He passed on 22nd December in California USA, after a long illness.

The information was supplied by is Brother Dr. Gaston Franklyn,who was unable to attend his burial because he was at sea at the time of receiving the news. Conrad Franklyn was the founder of the Trinidad and Tobago Showboat company. This company supplied Pan players for many foreign…


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At 9:47pm on February 14, 2016, Lady Adanna said…

Hi Carlyle, I am so happy to hear from you, me eh business if the comment disappear you already said it, and that is what matters you were very instrumental in me being who I am today in the music business, you were patient and worked with me in those early years when I couldn't find my cue to start a song, I get some buff and some good encouragement. Thank you, your joy for me is humbling because I know that you know a major part of the story. All the best to you and family. Peace and Blessings 

At 7:01am on December 27, 2013, hollis clifton said…

Carlyle I am still to post your full story ... by year's end. However, I am sad to be the harbinger for this info. My neighbor from Brown Lane in San Fernando has passed away . He is Kenneth Berwick aka "Drago".  He met his demise at the San Fernando General Hospital a few days after being admitted. He was an original member of Southern All Stars and in fact was the artist for the outfit. He designed and printed many a T-Shirt for the band over the years. More about Drago later.   

At 8:33pm on October 28, 2013, Winston Dayal ( alias Gons) said…
Yes, Carlyle definitely boyhood friends. When I was growing up they used to call me Winzy. At one time my dad had a girlfriend who used to live downstairs of the Blunts. I used to visit with him there sometimes. Ivan would come for roti when she made it . I dated Linda Gomes for a short while. Mackie Sirju was the saga boy. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn . Or email me at anointedpan@yahoo.ca. Web. WWW WINSTON DAYAL.COM. You tube WinstonDayal Music. I have made 4 CDs Michael has promised me he is going to play some of my music on his Sunday show on the Street radio 91.9. It's so nice connecting with you after all these years . A big thank you to WST, because if it wasn't for this site we never would have connected .Another two names I played pan with Aly and Ashley Cooper. If you are in contact with any of these guys if they are still around , please feel free to pass on my info. Btw Urban is living in Toronto also. His daughter and my daughter went to the same high school. Blessings, Winston.
At 4:06pm on January 31, 2009, Sweet Eustace said…
oh shucks I fellasleep with my phone open checking mail, and it was dead all morning call back if you haven't drop me a line at sweeteustace@yshoo.com
At 11:30am on January 27, 2009, Sweet Eustace said…
I eh dead, just hibernating, buh ah up now and runing
At 11:29am on January 27, 2009, Sweet Eustace said…
Ah know, been missing in action, tried to keep up made so much new friends, was using the old fasion thing , the telephone, an when I made like bout 10 calls get no awnser quit, then stopped trying to call people, much prefer the information super high way, so you still on the ship I see, we should connect one of these days my number is (386) 254-8931, those were good times, we almost had it all, ah tuning pretty good now, about to open a new band here now
At 10:31am on January 27, 2009, Sweet Eustace said…
awrite sharp man Carlyle, how Dennis, Abebelee, Marlon and I see you in chaguans now, catch me on the original face book



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