When Steel Talks

Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music

Claude Gonzales
  • Male
  • San Bruno, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Claude Gonzales's Friends

  • Jennifer Ire
  • Ted Cloak
  • Robert Hernandez
  • Rudy Kendall
  • Dunston Walker
  • Ken Agar
  • Peter Shurland
  • roslyn m williams
  • gavin smith
  • Kevin browne
  • Inez John
  • Colin Cumberbatch
  • oswald alexander
  • Denette
  • Bertel Gittens

Claude Gonzales's Discussions

The STEELBAND MOVEMENT is FINALLY starting to show signs of MATURITY as INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS begin to TAKE ACTON and NOT WAIT on PAN TRINBAGO and the GOVERNMENT ...

Started yesterday 0 Replies

I mentioned this before, but now it is really starting to take CENTER STAGE. As PAN TRINBAGO went SILENT during the 15 months of  COVID 19, PAN LOVERS across TRINIDAD seemed to get introspective (or…Continue

LATEST 2021 PAN TRINBAGO ELECTIONS POLL: ROBERT HERNANDEZ IS OUT; BYRON SERRETTE picking up STEAM!!!

Started on Friday 0 Replies

ROBERT HERNANDEZ made a TACTICAL ERROR partnering with the WRONG GROUP -- so his stock has fallen to ZERO and he has NO CHANCE OF WINNING. Meanwhile, BYRON SERRETTE is picking up some momentum but…Continue

PAN YARDS UNDER PRESSURE!!! CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE -- Nothing but a BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE political slogan ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aquil on Friday. 2 Replies

Except for the STEELBANDS in TOBAGO ... how many BROKEN DOWN PAN YARDS in TRINIDAD have been turned into CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE. And with all the talk about STEELBAND REDUCING CRIME -- allyuh see what…Continue

GREGORY LINDSAY: Yuh real slacking, boy!!! CARLON HAREWOOD STILL CHEATING DEM PAN MEN out of their GRANT MONEY and YOU and BEVERLEY and THE TREASURER condoning that ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Lindsay yesterday. 2 Replies

GREGORY: You have to speak out!!! CARLON HAREWOOD cut back on the TAKE because of the NOISE I was making on THIS FORUM. But he still CHARGING dem PAN MEN 50 PERCENT of the GRANT RECEIVED and…Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Claude Gonzales has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Claude Gonzales's Page

Latest Activity

Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: Yuh real slacking, boy!!! CARLON HAREWOOD STILL CHEATING DEM PAN MEN out of their GRANT MONEY and YOU and BEVERLEY and THE TREASURER condoning that ...
"Well noted  Nova and Claude"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales posted a discussion

The STEELBAND MOVEMENT is FINALLY starting to show signs of MATURITY as INDIVIDUALS and SMALL GROUPS begin to TAKE ACTON and NOT WAIT on PAN TRNBAGO and the GOVERNMENT ...

I mentioned this before, but now it is really starting to take CENTER STAGE. As PAN TRINBAGO went SILENT during the 15 months of  COVID 19, PAN LOVERS across TRINIDAD seemed to get introspective (or maybe the time had just come) and decided that they CANNOT just sit and wait on the GOVERNMENT and ESPECIALLY NOT PAN TRINBAGO to move the MOVEMENT FORWARD.This is something that should have happened 40 years ago, but better late than never.SMALL BUSINESSES and POLITICIANS and CONCERNED INDIVIDUALS…See More
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Land for Shades In Steel steel orchestra; Politicians want to play Pan By Storm.
"It look as is PAN MOVING FORWARD doing all the work that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE and PAN TRINBAGO should be doing. Doh tell meh that PAN GOING AND START TO PROGRESS AFTER ALL MY YEARS OF COMPLAINING ABOUT THE STAGNANCY OF THE MOVEMENT!!!"
yesterday
Nova Heart replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Isn't it ANTHONY WALKER the MAN that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE lend $35,000 PAN TRINBAGO DOLLARS TO? Ah hope ah get the story right ... meh sources drying up!!!
"If they had voted Darren Shepperd, Walker would have never gotten that loan."
Friday
Nova Heart replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: Yuh real slacking, boy!!! CARLON HAREWOOD STILL CHEATING DEM PAN MEN out of their GRANT MONEY and YOU and BEVERLEY and THE TREASURER condoning that ...
"Gregory Lindsay, Beverly Ramsy Moore, Marcas Ash and everybody else knows of the present corruption going on with that individual."
Friday
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion PAN YARDS UNDER PRESSURE!!! CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE -- Nothing but a BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE political slogan ...
""PLENTY PLENTY TALK ABOUT GOD and then NOTHING BUT CORRUPTION!!!" Because there is absolutely no more corruption going on since our president took office. "
Friday
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion PAN YARDS UNDER PRESSURE!!! CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE -- Nothing but a BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE political slogan ...
""Today in TRINIDAD we have more FUNCTIONING GANGS" Mr. Claude, where you get these ideas from?"
Friday
Claude Gonzales posted discussions
Friday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Tunapuna MP distributes Hampers to Community Steelbands
"Yuh fooiling yuhself MR. AQUIL!!! It eh no ONE LOVE, PARDNAH!!! Is POLITICAL WAR!!! Yuh think BEVERLEY GIVING UP THAT $27,500 plus perks JUST LIKE THAT!!! Plus all the EXTRAS FROM THE THA. She never see that kind ah MONEY and POWER in she LIFE. Ah…"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales posted discussions
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Tunapuna MP distributes Hampers to Community Steelbands
"Election campaign start HOT AND HEAVY!!! What happen to the story about turning PAN YARDS into CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE?"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales posted a discussion

UNDER BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE: PAN IN DANGER!!! PAN IN DANGER!!!

Well ask GREGORYAsk RUSSELL P.DEM COULD TELL YOUPAN IN DANGER!!! PAN IN DANGER!!!One of my favourite calypso couplets:PAN YARD HORRORS -- FROM LAND OWNERSWHY SHOULD THERE BE ANY BARRIERSAsk ARRINDELLBut don't ask CECIL and BERTEL (dem two won't tell you)PAN IN DANGER!!! PAN IN DANGER!!!See More
Jul 20
Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion Pan Politics and Morality
"Aquil: How come NOBODY EH TELL ME about BEVERLEY'S CRUSADE TO THE COUNTRY SIDE and the semi-official LAUNCH of HER 2022 CAMPAIGN. Russell have to come and share that news while ALL MY NEWS SOURCES on the ISLAND LEFT ME IN THE DARK. The whole ah…"
Jul 19
Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion Pan Politics and Morality
"Well BEVERLEY RAMSEY MOORE'S ONLY REAL CONCERN is WINNING RE-ELECTION and continuing to collect the $27,500 a month (plus perks). While enjoy the admiration of the SMALL WORLD OF PAN and the few SOCIALITES who pretend to be concerned about WE…"
Jul 19
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the KINGDOM OF PAN"
"Imagine that after TWO YEARS OF DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR PAN -- THE PRO JUST WAKE UP and calling on GOVERNMENT MINISTERS to HAND OUT HAMPERS TO PAN MEN. All the while BEVERLEY in TOBAGO collecting she $27,500 (+++ ALLOWANCES) and doing NOTHING…"
Jul 18
Claude Gonzales posted a discussion

"Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of PAN"

PAN IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF FORWARD LOOKING LEADERSHIP OR IT TOO WILL BE DEAD!!!See More
Jul 18

Claude Gonzales's Blog

LEROI BOLDON

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:40am 1 Comment

I would like to encourage WHEN STEEL TALKS to conduct an interview with LEROI BOLDON, who was a hands-on witness to the early development of the steelband movement. Here is a man who has spent his entire life living, loving and supporting, not just the pan, but the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from the streets of Port-of-Spain to the shores of California.

His is an informative and historical story of one man's unheralded contribution to the artform, that should be shared with the…

Continue

Comment Wall (35 comments)

You need to be a member of When Steel Talks to add comments!

Join When Steel Talks

At 8:51pm on August 30, 2018, Glenda Marvray said…

Rest In God's Eternal Peace, Dr. Ellie Mannette. We have lost a steelband statesman indeed! Condolences to his family and to all of us steelband lovers.

At 3:27pm on February 7, 2018, Allison Reid said…

Lol... so I guess you answered part of the question and I hear you loud and clear.... Thanks Claude....

At 11:58pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, how yo like the Preface and Authors Annotation ???

At 12:28pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, here is what I promised U, Iwanted to send 24 pages but my co author advised against it, THE ORACLE
Subtitled

St James
The ORIGIN
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress

ISBN

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

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a

Preface

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 ins

At 8:15am on March 2, 2017, Charles Gordon said…

Permit me to add this, although it might not be another 2017 record. Cannot remember when last it happened though:

Lady Adanna sang in position 1 in the National Calypso Monarch Competition.....she ended up in the last position when the results were released.

Chalkdust sang in position 17 (last). He ended up being first when the results were released.

Just a co-incident, I suppose!

At 7:29am on February 2, 2017, Colin Cumberbatch said…

Greetings Claude

The song Workey Workey is by Burning Flames,

Jahbone

At 10:23am on October 17, 2016, Devon Victory said…

Yes Mam I Was His Grand-kid I Miss Him So Much Every time I Talk To My Dad Sadly

At 8:43pm on July 4, 2016, Rudy Kendall said…
Give thanks for the feedback. I admit I am lazy at times when proofreading (or not) my posts. I will work on being more precise in the future.
At 6:59pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, we'll take it in part or whole, and don't fret your self, Trump won't send u back anywhere personal he's a friend of mine, it's not who u know, it's who knows U, he is a pan man, I gave him a tenor pan that he still has today...

At 4:44am on January 9, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CLAUDE Mi AMIGO, I'm a bit late on this comment, but DIAZ has taken $5 million TT dollars each year since he has been made President of Pan Trinbago, NOT $5 million in the six years, he's been there, he bought a new car when he became President and build two new houses, well what do U expect when the PT Central Executive Committee lets DIAZ signs CHECKS ???

Ustream.tv

 
 
 

© 2021   Created by When Steel Talks.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service