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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre-Roger Dellevi Nov 10. 10 Replies

Birthday Blessings Madam President.Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by odw Oct 28. 3 Replies

May you be blessed with many more, to continue bringing beautiful music to the world.Continue


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Started this discussion. Last reply by bob diaz Oct 29. 38 Replies

Yesterday I had thread going on Pan Trivia about Andy Narell and his music and realize that some of his recordings are from the 80s, which means the guy has been doing his ting for quite some time on…Continue

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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: 20,000 MEMBERS of WHEN STEEL TALKS are waiting for your REPORTS on THE FORENSIC AUDIT and the CORRUPT VEE PEE ..
"Going over this report will only stress out people and have them angry. No one in T&T has ever gone to jail for this type of crime and I don't see them starting now, especially since some real big fish has been accused of the same crime in…"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion A Panorama Question - How can there be a discrepancy of 28 points between two judges?
"I believe that regardless of the training judges get, how they score a tune has a lot to do they heard the tune, so there will always be discrepancy, there is always a human factor."
Cecil hinkson replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Junior Phase II band launched
"I just love this, it's long overdue. CONGRATULATIONS..."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion A Panorama Question - How can there be a discrepancy of 28 points between two judges?
"The judge with the low mark don't drink."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion A Panorama Question - How can there be a discrepancy of 28 points between two judges?
"Judges are HUMAN, and we are not perfect."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion More 2020 SOCA!!! KENNY PHILLIPS JUMP IN THE BREW!!!
"Vanessa has a way of getting people to excell. Good job Kenny, but don't give up yuh day job.......lololol"
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Cecil Hinkson: How come YOU and BEVERLEY put ICE WATER ENSEMBLE and MERRYTONESTOTHEBONE way down at NUMBER 40?
"BOIUISAHREALBACCANALIST.  40 is not 46, so that is encouraging."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Congratulations - Odie Franklin named 2020 Panorama arranger of Steel Xplosion Steel Orchestra - Medium band category
"Claude,you must understand my comment about Andy was mainly about the tempo of his music. Odie and Kendall won't have that problem."
Nov 11
Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY RAMSAY MOORE.
"Hmm, doubt Lord Kitchener would find the arrangements by steelbands that far removed, nor was it the intent.  Kitch had a long-time relationship to pan, did he not?  Wonder what Ray Holman must have thought when he composed an arrangement…"
Nov 10
Pan Times replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY RAMSAY MOORE.
Nov 10
odw replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY RAMSAY MOORE.
"Arima All Stars Steel Orchestra performs for the judges at the 2020 Trinidad & Tobago National Single Pan Panorama Preliminaries held on Nov. 8th 2019 and the venue was the Arima Basketball Court. Slinger Francisco's "Tobago Gal"…"
Nov 10
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY RAMSAY MOORE.
"A STEELBAND could NEVER COVER a CALYPSO like an ORIGINAL and this is where I DIVERGE with the PAN LOVERS ..."
Nov 9
odw replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY RAMSAY MOORE.
"Arima All Stars / "Tobago Gal" / Panorama Preliminaries 2020"
Nov 9
sherman allison fyfe replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY RAMSAY MOORE.
"Happy birth anniversary Madam President"
Nov 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is "THE IRON" dead (or dying) in the MODERN STEELBAND?
"The big drum drowning out everybody and the bongo man playing what the tenor plays, Today they have ah rhythm section out of control and the iron lost somewhere inside that."
Nov 9

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At 5:07pm on November 11, 2017, Gregory Lindsay said…
Cecil...your concerns are my concerns.....and it is not being addressed emphatically nor adequately....Further to that, we cannot pin our hopes on a pink donkey flying the nest. You can't run not even a parlour selling mauby like dat. If this orchestra must take the lead as the lone voice of protest and ultimate sacrifice like John the Baptist in the wilderness, on principle, towards continuing to be self reliant, and independent of welfarism,..then so be it....NO PANORAMA under this dubious, recalcitrant, dishonest, secretive, grossly negligent, delinquent national executive for 2018.....I called it and willing to back it up....in thought, words, will and action with my orchestra.... LoveDemfuhDat..seeYaOnDeRoad..blessings
At 12:37pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH, this is 4 U, I just sent Mi Amigo Claudio's the same, THE ORACLE

St James
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress


Author: Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho (a.k.a.) Leslie Michael Jordán.

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a


This book is about the steel pan musical instrument, which is made from a 55 gallon oil drum steel container, the only musical instrument created in the 20th Century, the true History of it, and the men who pioneered contributing their hard work, men like Carlton (sonny /sire) Roach, leader player tuner inventor, Anthony (muff man/skip) Williams Leader tuner inventor innovator arranger player, and visionary Percy (lizard) Thomas, tuner player innovator, Neville Jules leader tuner player innovator arranger.

The information that is in this book is about to disclose is whom, did what, when, where, how and why, time, dates, photos, technological schematic’s, etc.

Author’s Annotation

Invention by way of discovery, the only musical instruments to be invented in the “Twentieth Century” 20th in Trinidad and Tobago the year 1936, “Pan” as it is called in Trinidad and Tobago today, has, and is still suffering from what is called a” his story “epidemic, where fabricated stories, lies and chaos are rampant, as the actual inventors and innovators are not credited for their work, men like Carlton “sonny” Roach, Anthony “muffman”Williams,
Percy “lizard” Thomas, and Neville Jules, and others like Lennox Pierre and Andrew “Carlyle Kerr organizers of the 1951 T.A.S.P.O. and Lt Joseph Nathaniel Griffith arranger for the T.A.S.P.O., until these men are credited for their work, the “Art form” will remain in limbo.

Another example is the actual violence associated with the “Steel Pan” is so greatly exaggerated, that it’s pathetic, and ignorant to even mention its association with the instrument, as the actual violence itself was not cause by the individual players themselves, but instead by supporters, I know this for a fact because I was in the middle of the biggest Carnival riots in “Trinidad”& Tobago,
on Charlotte Street, Carnival Tuesday 1956 with Cairo Steel band, I was nine (9) years old at the time, approaching ten (10), other players and myself were hiding between 55 gallon bass drums, while others were running and ducking into other people gate way and yards to get away from the bottle throwing, I saw those who were rioting with knives, cutlasses / machetes, stones / rocks etc, you name it they had it. Most of the violence was because one band was either playing better than the other, or some was whining / dancing up on someone else’s woman/girlfriend, my “Gist” is a question, how could a player be playing pan and fighting at the same time?
Only when you mess with a player while he’s playing his “pan” This stigma needs to be put to rest.
Because what we have before us a indigenous body of instruments that have broadened the musical family of the world, which fortunately happens to be a trillion dollar industry begging to be embraced, as the music business in it self is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway lined with thieves and pimps like Animn Smith, Brian Copeland et al, meaning the Late former P.M. Patrick Manning, Junio Regrello, Clement Imbert, via there “Alleged Genesis G-pan etc etc etc, and Keith DIAZ, as great talented men die like dogs, this book was written to clarify and abrogate these chaotic epidemics, while attempting to curtail the ambiance of thieves and pimps, within it’s sphere.

Most stories to date; in “Trinidad and Tobago”, and in various parts of this humble planet earth has it that, the steel band musical instrument, or “Pan” as it is called today, the only musical instrument invented in the twentieth century,

At 12:23am on March 23, 2017, Albert Bing Reid said…
Brought back great happy memories. During that period the Steelbands used to learn about twelve of those beautiful songs to make an LP plus one for the panorama competition.
At 1:33pm on March 10, 2017, Emery Tesheira said…

Thanks Ces.

At 1:18am on January 23, 2017, Morning Glory said…
Thank You,Cecil,BLESSINGS.
At 3:18pm on July 21, 2016, Allima Garcia said…

Thank you for your birthday wishes. Don't forget Pan on d'Avenue V is on August 27th. We are honouring the percussionists/ the engine room of the steel band. Suggestions are welcome

At 7:42am on May 30, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…


CH, "Pan" as we call it today, derived or started with the first dustbin band, back in the mid nineteen thirties,  there were tin pans, bottles, bamboo's, bed chambers or pozey's, pot's and pan's, hub caps, ect, actualy it was there before the costic soda, and biscuit drum, before  steel drum arrived in 1945, these men has passed on, but some is remembered, Carlton "sonny" Roach, Adawell Sampsoen, Carlton "Bigs" Marshall, Winston "wolf" King, Big "daddy" Cole ect, it has to change, like the time's, as well as be crowded...

At 6:50pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH , we'll take it in part or in whole, some one  is gonna pay, EVEN IN HELL, SNSE is a subsidiary, 49% owned by a foreign syndicate with a buy back clause, and they WILL, take it outta someone's hide one way or the other or, proberbly we will own T&T in part, they should'nt mess with things that doesn't belong to them , the subsidiary transaction was done for this very reason ...

At 7:18pm on December 25, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yeah CH, and Season Greeting's to U and your family, I'm back my friend...

At 2:59pm on October 7, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH, the Y is the problem, and the problem is that, most pan ppl cannot see the "forrest" for the "sleaze / fleas blood suckers" like Copeland, Diaz, et al ect ect, the Steel band / Pan industries is a Multi-Trillion industry waiting to be plucked, where the hallways are lined with "pimps and thieves", LIKE THE FOREMENTIONED, in 2004 Selwyn Tarradath et al/and others, derived a Techono Pan project in Diego Martin area that was financed by The National Lottery Board, which somehow failed later on as the finance had mysteriously depleated, guess who was involved in the finance on the Lottery Board??? none other than Brian R.Copeland, after that he and his other "LODGE BUDDIES" we're given a mandate by his alleged relative the then PM in 2005, to research and create a new family of steel pans based on the 4ths & 5ths or "spider web tenor pan" which had already research and created by Anthony Williams, and Design Patent Trademark and Copyrighted by SNSE for and in the name of Williams, the 29 inch big tenor pan Williams derived in 1968 Copeland called his Genesis first of it's kind G-pan he forged from Williams where he recieved the country Highest Award for Williams work implementing "Plagiarism, where $81.5 million U.S. dollars of T&T tax payers money has been alotted to date, and it isn't over as yet, my GIST is a question, which country is gonna own the right's of the STEEL PAN??? PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE...



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