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Started this discussion. Last reply by odw Nov 8. 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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Condolences to  his  family.Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Oct 28. 3 Replies

In my opinion this is the most important election in the history of Pan Trinbago, there was never so much hype. I hope it produce the correct team to move to the next level. To those with the ability…Continue

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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well the SUPER MAJORITY putting real pressure on the lone ALIEN in the CAMP!!!
"Pan Trinbago meeting on 4th December 2018."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 2019 SOCA start: IRON LOVE by Nailah Blackman
"I agree, she need to send a demo to Tidal or Puffy"
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion 2019 SOCA start: IRON LOVE by Nailah Blackman
"The thing about these performers we must try to understand is that they are making their music for those that know of their culture."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Erica Renaud
Nov 14
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Cecil Hinkson: You are the external relations officer for TEAM REBUILD -- when are the pan players getting paid?
"Your guess is as good as mine, I was hoping they shed some light on that within an couple of days seeing how the previous admin jerked around pan people for most of the year, lets hope for some good news soon."
Nov 14
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Chuma AJ Watson - Panist, Educator and Independent Candidate for the position of Vice President - Northern Region of Pan Trinbago - UpClose!
"Best of luck Chuma.."
Nov 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Two weeks after the election and not ONE PERSON on the MASSIVE REBUILD TEAM could make some simple updates to the PAN TRINBAGO WEBSITE
"Can y'all pay monies owed to Steelbands and players?  before Christmas."
Nov 12
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion NIU Steelband Fall 2018 Concert and the Legacy of Generations
"Lovely concert..."
Nov 12
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch Live stream -- NIU Steelband, All-University Steelband, Steel Pan Studio, & CSA Steelband
Nov 12
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Jahlani Roberts - Panist, Arranger & Educator - UpClose!
"Keep doing yuh stuff Bro. GOD bless."
Nov 10
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion MARCUS ASH: Do you think it is fair for me to be BANNED from BROAD-BASED commentary on THIS FORUM? You are one of the most honest men that I ever met in my life. So I need your opinion (help?)!!!
"Marcus, sometime after the election I told Claude that he actually help Beverley by keeping her name visable. Now the election is over I was kinda hoping that dialogue could reflect the "building" spirit. The previous administration never…"
Nov 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: I have a deal for you!!! As long as I stay on THIS FORUM I will never call Beverley's name again!!!
"Claude, I don't want you to impose all that stress on yourself, you can say whatever you want about Beverley, all I ask is that you be respectful."
Nov 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion MARCUS ASH: Do you think it is fair for me to be BANNED from BROAD-BASED commentary on THIS FORUM? You are one of the most honest men that I ever met in my life. So I need your opinion (help?)!!!
"No one is trying to infringe on your free speech, we in Canada know how big y'all south of the border are on free speech, we watch your president all the time, as a matter of fact the whole world does, but don't beat-up yourself no one…"
Nov 9
odw replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WST and PAN TRINBAGO...
"Claude,  Beverley asked me to share this calypso with you, she said this love/hate RELATIONSHIP can only get STRONGER in TIME to come, she say it's beginning to feel like is married life. Some say LOVE is an abscess that grows in yuh head…"
Nov 8
Cecil hinkson replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WST and PAN TRINBAGO...
"I don't need Beverley email address, I was hoping things would be different with this new admin. but they are not going to take us seriously if their leader is not shown respect. [my opinion]"
Nov 8
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion WST and PAN TRINBAGO...
"There is no "WE" on WHEN STEEL TALKS. There are INDIVIDUAL VOICES!!! And any politician would know who is FOR THEM and who is AGAINST THEM (for the most part). You (Cecil) are very friendly to this organization so I am sure that if they…"
Nov 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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