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Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Dec 3, 2018. 1 Reply

What can we expect tomorrow from the first meeting of the new administration. Somehow I can't seem to get 'Old Mother Hubbard' outta meh mind. I can't wait to see the extent of damage the previous…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Pan Times Nov 25, 2018. 4 Replies



Started this discussion. Last reply by odw Nov 8, 2018. 3 Replies

How can we expect to have any kind of relationship with this organization if we are hostile toward it's leader after just a few days. A little RESPECT could go a long way.Continue


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Lets send the new President well wishes on her birthday.Continue

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Cecil hinkson replied to G Ford's discussion Panorama Live Broadcast for a Fee
"Expats will pay for any stream there is, now the question is if they spend the money to have a quality stream is there the market to make a profit?"
3 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion After 56 years of Panorama -- Panmen still face same issues
"Panorama cost steelbands too much and it is impossible for most bands to get back what they put out. Most bands will forever be in that no money cycle. WHO BENEFIT FROM PANORAMA??????????"
4 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to G Ford's discussion Panorama Live Broadcast for a Fee
"Nobody in foreign ever complain about paying to watch panorama, so I doh wey all that freeness talk come from, however the outside market doh look as big as some expect. WACK was free in 2018 and less than 2000 people watched."
4 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion The 2018 Single Pan Champions Newtown Playboyz will not be defending their crown in 2019
19 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion NO SANDALS IN TOBAGO
"We are accustom being barefoot."
Cecil hinkson replied to Aquil's discussion Players will be paid for 2018 and possibly, 2019, but somebody need to grow some balls.
"To me people mixing up the money talk, the remittance and pay for players are two different things. But let the talk continue it will come out that panorama is not profitable for the majority of bands, most of them loose money."
Cecil hinkson replied to Aquil's discussion Players will be paid for 2018 and possibly, 2019, but somebody need to grow some balls.
"Lets start collecting IOUs. There is no way you can spin this and bring it back lookin nice. YOU JUST CAN"T CHASTISE THE PRINCIPAL PLAYER ALONE."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Duvone’s A-game - Arranger seeks repeat victories for Renegades, Pan Elders
"This is your time Bro. enjoy your success."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Ready for Panorama 2019 - What the bands are saying...
"Peter, it is always ah de light hearing from you."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Ready for Panorama 2019 - What the bands are saying...
"AL, how yuh treating Boogsie so, yuh leave out meh pardner like if he nul and void, I'm lookin for him to be more competitive in 19. It looks like the dog fight will be more fierce this year.................Happy New Year."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Ready for Panorama 2019 - What the bands are saying...
"Ting start boi.."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BLUEBOY rethread creating a STORM -- RAG STORM at PANORAMA
"3 large bands playing his song."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion What the bands are playing for Panorama 2019 - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Competition
"Please bring this page up to date.  11 1 19"
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well it look as if all the CORRUPTION and BAND HOPPING in Pan Trinbago and the Panorama come home to roost. People cussing Steelband Man all over Trinidad
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion If the PAN PLAYERS could demonstrate over the next two weeks (even inadvertently) that they are not too willing to turn out and play (in expected numbers) -- then BEVERLEY and GYPSY will CRACK ...
"Players have to demonstrate that they mean business, staying away from the pan yards next week is the strongest message they could send."
Jan 10
Cecil hinkson replied to Aquil's discussion Cut the prize money and pay the players.
"Sooner or later somebody will have to bring up how much of the panorama budget is spent on Tobago bands. As a matter of fact they have to look at how much it cost to put each band on the stage."
Jan 8

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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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