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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mercer Ramdoo Nov 24. 12 Replies

2020 SINGLE PAN FINALS....Continue


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Birthday Blessings Madam President.Continue


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


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Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Fears of gang violence, steelband takes refuge at Savannah
"Aye sherman, we are a long way from the badjohn days, pan man going collage and university today."
17 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion When you have people like RUSSELL PROVIDENCE and LAWFORD DUPRES and GILLIAN BISHOP and AINSWORTH MOHAMMED sitting outside THE EXECUTIVE OF PAN TRINBAGO ... and you have people like ...
"There is a reason those people sitting on the outside, it's either they were beaten or weren't interested...."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion PAN HISTORY is being made TONIGHT as SAN CITY STEEL SYMPHONY and AQUIL ARRINDELL open the DOORS to CUT THYME STUDIOS in THE SOUTH!!!
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion SMALL BAND LIVE on PAN TRINBAGO FACEBOOK!!!
"T&T dance to the beat of their own drum, when the time comes they'll upgrade. I am thankful for the live because last year we did not have one for the single and small."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion SMALL BAND LIVE on PAN TRINBAGO FACEBOOK!!!
"Thanks  for the live Pan Trinbago ....."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Candice Andrews-Brumant of Renegades Steel Orchestra
"Happy Birthday Candice, blessings evermore...."
Dec 8
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: Leh we TALK LIKE TWO BIG MEN!!! Yuh DOH THINK that THE BEV should have shown some leadership skills and RESOLVED that VEE PEE issue long time now ...
"Well Boi, ah tink yuh better turn over the dossier to Gregory, it too close to Panorama for me to get on the Pres. wrong side, just in case I end up in T&T for Carnival."
Dec 7
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Cecil Hinkson: Now YOUR PRESIDENT has NO OTHER CHOICE than to FIRE THE VICE PRESIDENT. But why did she let THE TAIL wag THE DOG?
"When you give people advice there is no guarantee they'll take it. So wey yuh saying here, the V-pee get tie up??"
Dec 4
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion THOUSANDS of LETTERS and PHONE CALLS flood TTT as MARCUS ASH makes his BROADCASTING DEBUT. But I wonder if TRINIDAD is the only country in THE WORLD to have FREE & PAY-PER-VIEW on the SAME SHOW!!!
"I disagree with the two live, lets have one and we all support it."
Dec 1
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion The 411 - Early Panorama 2020 Scoops & Confirmations - Arrangers & Tunes of Choice
"Kendell Williams arranger Pan Elders."
Nov 30
Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion Ah never see thing so, A November to remember, Panorama in November and Bikini Fashion Show held in Trinidad Church. Whats to come next?
"earl richards, GOD was not in the church at the time...."
Nov 29
Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion Happy Thanksgiving to all My Friends and Family,WST Members for keeping our culture,Pan,Calypso,Soca,Chutney and Mas Alive on this Forum. I Thank Thee.
"Giving THANKS for all things."
Nov 27
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well ah get AH PHONE CALL FROM A MAN IN TOBAGO and he tell me there is NO LIMIT on HOW MUCH MONEY is going to be SPENT by the GOVERNMENT in making MEDIUM BAND PANORAMA (IN TOBAGO) A SUCCESS!!!
"Not joining anything/anybody, just talking truth."
Nov 27
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well ah get AH PHONE CALL FROM A MAN IN TOBAGO and he tell me there is NO LIMIT on HOW MUCH MONEY is going to be SPENT by the GOVERNMENT in making MEDIUM BAND PANORAMA (IN TOBAGO) A SUCCESS!!!
"They said it's not about making a profit, IT"S EASY TO SPEND OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, every body making ah money except the players..."
Nov 27
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I am recommending MICHAEL C. SMITH from BOSTON CARNIVAL as THE NEXT ERO of PAN TRINBAGO -- after THE CABINET RESHUFFLE!!!
"Yuh choose 2 good men...."
Nov 27
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Update on Dr. Roy Cape's condition and story
"Saw a video of Roy recently and he is up and seem to be going fine."
Nov 27

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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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