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Maybe we should get some PAN LEADERS from GRENADA to come and start the PAN REVOLUTION in Trinidad to get rid of KEITH DIAZ!!!

Started Aug 13 0 Replies

They sent the POOR AND HUDDLED MASSES to change the political and social culture in Trinidad. Maybe now it is time to send the BRAIN TRUST to FIX THE PAN TING!!!Continue

GREGORY LINDSAY: I am wating for your interview video and your latest updates!!!

Started Aug 10 0 Replies

What kind of revolution is this? Five men in a MARCH and one or two posts on WHEN STEEL TALKS every so often. Yuh ever hear about the NEW VISIONARIES? Me and Diaz SHIP them back to Tobago to PLANT…Continue

THE BIG 5 HEADS SOUTH!!!

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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Greatest Hits Panorama CD (In Theory)
"It's been 4 years since the original post, its a "Different Me" taking it to the "Full Extreme." Guiness Cavaliers- Sparrow's "Mas' in Brooklyn" arr. by Lennox "Bobby" Mohamed "Pan in…"
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Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Through the EYES of the [PANORAMA] JUDGES PART 1: Sensitizing the PAN WORLD on the views of the JUDGES and the ARRANGERS
"I didn't see the video, or was I looking for one, I'm too busy at this time with my Barristers at Law Attorneys, and the Copeland claim issue, plus a UT offer in Canada, all he has to do is remember the circle of 4ths & 5ths is about…"
Aug 13
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Through the EYES of the [PANORAMA] JUDGES PART 1: Sensitizing the PAN WORLD on the views of the JUDGES and the ARRANGERS
"All Aquil wants is an OPINION on the video. Just like how you love ANTHONY WILLIAMS -- I love Aquil Arrindell. He took your advice and he eating with the left hand and steering his car with the left hand and writing with the let hand and I cannot…"
Aug 13
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Through the EYES of the [PANORAMA] JUDGES PART 1: Sensitizing the PAN WORLD on the views of the JUDGES and the ARRANGERS
"I'm tired of ole talk, talking don't get anything done, doing does plus, I have other irons in the fire like, book publishing, relocating to Canada and excepting the U.T (University of Toronto) proposal, and Tweeting meh Compaq/sons…"
Aug 13
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PAN TRINBAGO TROUBLES......
"Ah write the"
Aug 13
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PAN TRINBAGO TROUBLES......
Aug 13
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Through the EYES of the [PANORAMA] JUDGES PART 1: Sensitizing the PAN WORLD on the views of the JUDGES and the ARRANGERS
"You is ah real bad influence on me -- yuh know!!! The old supposed to (mis)lead the young. But somehow you are managing to MISLEAD ME. Look how easy you come on the forum and read me ... yuh acting as if JJJ is some kind ah QUADRATIC EQUATION. You…"
Aug 13
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PAN TRINBAGO TROUBLES......
"Ah have ah good heart!!! So at one time I used to visit prisoners in San Quentin prison as an act corporal mercy .. you and DOCTOR DELIGHT making meh TURN UP all kinda cards tonight!!! Now doh do like PINK PANTHER and MISREAD MEH POST and think that…"
Aug 13
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Through the EYES of the [PANORAMA] JUDGES PART 1: Sensitizing the PAN WORLD on the views of the JUDGES and the ARRANGERS
"jaj aint say nothing yet. Mr claude like you right. "JJJ leave this posting alone because it is a little TOO MODERN for his sensibilities. But I am interested in his commentary also"."
Aug 13
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BIG 5 CONCERT IN SOUTH: Aquil, I have a proposal for you!!!
"Dr. deLight: Having read DR. SIGMUND FREUD'S "Jokes and their relation to the unconscious" many times -- be not alarmed!!! (Ah even went to the man house/museum in Vienna!!!) (Yuh think is JJJ alone went places?) Ah doh want to boast…"
Aug 13
Peter deLight replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BIG 5 CONCERT IN SOUTH: Aquil, I have a proposal for you!!!
"Claudius: $80.00US and you think I would begrudge you a minute. Shame on you. I hope you are able to detect the humour in my responses to you.   J-cubed or Jx3 (as I respectfully refer to him) is certainly entitled to his opinion. A man of his…"
Aug 12
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PAN TRINBAGO TROUBLES......
"Cecil: Ah tell you this morning that "the Traditional Steelbands have become DINOSAURS." Antigua and Trinidad and New York and Grenada all caving in to economic pressures. And it is not about "THE POLITICS OF RACE" in Antigua and…"
Aug 12
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BIG 5 CONCERT IN SOUTH: Aquil, I have a proposal for you!!!
"No! No! No! Mr. JJJ!!! Doctor DeLight is a REAL ACADEMIC SCHOLAR. This is a REAL SPECIAL SCHOLAR!!! And I am honoured that this "HIGH MAN" would take the time to even give a MINUTE to me. Ah does be shaking when I try to reply to the man!!!"
Aug 12
Peter deLight replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BIG 5 CONCERT IN SOUTH: Aquil, I have a proposal for you!!!
"As de local Romans of de day used to say: "Claudius, you are de Maximus.""
Aug 12
Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BIG 5 CONCERT IN SOUTH: Aquil, I have a proposal for you!!!
"Mi Amigo, I do not give advise, nor am I a "Psychologist" I make suggestions therefore, don't U think it's time,you start "Ignoring" these so called academic scholars? they are helpless victims of SCIENTOLOGY..."
Aug 12

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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…

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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 ???

At 7:32pm on December 25, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Hey mi amigo, Feliz Navidad to u y usted familia...

At 3:05pm on November 24, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yes / Si  CLAUDE Mi Amigo, FIDELITY is warranted when the tuners fail to MODULATE / FINE TUNE their work or maintain it in proper measure, and where the ARRANGERS  has fail to implement UNISON and DISCIPLINE there players, in their work, FIDELITY is ACCURACY in sound reproduction, and RHYTHMIC PATTERNS is the rate of speed of a musical piece ...

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