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Started this discussion. Last reply by knolly smith Jul 12. 8 Replies

His body of work speaks for itself, no other arranger/composer is as victorious in both Steelband and conventional instruments...Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson May 20. 11 Replies

TO THE EXECUTIVE OF PAN TRINBAGO, PLEASE let the North Zone large Bands roll through the Savannah for Panorama preliminaries. Everything is in place already, minimum overhead and great profitability.…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Lindsay May 20. 18 Replies

It's ah secret.......Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Mar 20. 5 Replies

As an alternative to Pan Yard judging, the facilities at the Savannah should be given serious consideration for the preliminary round of Panorama 2020.Continue

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Cecil hinkson replied to Russell Providence's discussion TOBAGO PANORAMA OFF? (The Straw That Broke Pan Trinbago's Silence)
"Inquiring minds want to know   IS TOBAGO PANORAMA OFF OR....?   Players who don't want to play in Tobago open allyuh mouths...."
28 minutes ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: You CAMPAIGNED SO HARD to PUT BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE in OFFICE and now she want to fight with your FAVOURITE MINISTER OF CULTURE ...
"What can I say Bro. ah done put meh money on that horse, ah just hatta wait and see how the race end up...."
16 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago vex with culture minister
"merrytones,you are correct, it's only ah few large bands gettin all the glory and money.They cudda have The Codrington Pan Family open that show and turn it up, but certain people view the steelband outta place in that kinda show."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I had to go to TV6 NEWS to find out about the "WORLD STEELPAN DAY" launching -- Lord have MERCY!!!
"Madame President Bertel could make an excellent PRO..."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Cecil Hinkson: After all the BUILD-UP about "WORLD STEELPAN DAY" I would have expected some kind of report to the PUBLIC about the EVENT ... but instead all I could see is a PICTURE OF BEVERLEY ...
"Claude, if they wanted us to see/hear they could have shared,  but........................ The Sound of Silence.."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Salmon Cupid - Panist, Organizer, Arranger, Director, and Innovator
"Just for the record, my use of the term "gizmos" was not in anyway to disrespect the Epan, PHI, Pankat or any other electronic invention."
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Supernovas Steel Orchestra receives land lease for Supernovas’ new Pan Theatre
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion TOMORROW (August 11th, 2019) promises to be an HISTORIC DAY for STEELBAND MUSIC as the WORLD STEELPAN DAY is launched. I applaud the efforts of BERTEL GITTENS and SIMEON SANDIFORD!!!
Aug 10
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: Beverley Ramsey-Moore TIEF meh idea again -- but this time she send BERTEL GITTENS to REPRESENT IT and MODIFY IT!!!
"I told you the President is ah smart woman."
Aug 10
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion The passing of Lynette Gabriel
"Condolences to her Family and Friends."
Aug 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Salmon Cupid - Panist, Organizer, Arranger, Director, and Innovator
"Claude, you made a good point about making bands portable, eventually it will happen, but for now it look like there is serious push back toward the use of these electronic gizmos, nobody ain't saying it but they are scared to start using them,…"
Aug 8
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: Ah want you to EXPLAIN TO ME what is going on in THE PAN TING (With BEVERLEY & PAN TRINBAGO) -- because I am lost ...
"Ingrid, to me it look like they are contented with the way things are in the Mecca.They definitely resent outsiders interfering in their business and don't feel obligated to give a report on anything.  They have black-listed social…"
Aug 8
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Scanterbury
"Condolences to Family and Friends."
Aug 8
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: Ah want you to EXPLAIN TO ME what is going on in THE PAN TING (With BEVERLEY & PAN TRINBAGO) -- because I am lost ...
"Ingrid, the Pres. IS TOBAGO 2 D BONE. she know that pan will prosper Globally without her, so she ain't worried. Lets just hope she finishes her tern strong."
Aug 7
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: Ah want you to EXPLAIN TO ME what is going on in THE PAN TING (With BEVERLEY & PAN TRINBAGO) -- because I am lost ...
"Boi, Beverley has big problems on she hands, yuh see, she NEVER expected all dem Trini members to vote in favor of the medium bands in Tobago ting, now she cyah pull it back, she is going all-in to make it happen. The woman not chuppid, she want to…"
Aug 6
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion People worried about how much "n" it have in panist/pannist -- and NOBODY WORRIED about our INABILITY to compose a piece of GLOBAL PAN MUSIC that could get played around the world...
"Aye Claude, Freddy Harris 3 is putting down some beautiful Pan Covers."
Aug 5

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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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