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Claude Gonzales
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  • San Pablo, CA
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Claude Gonzales's Discussions

Ah think that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE should hire me as a GLOBAL CONSULTANT for TAKING PAN MUSIC TO THE WORLD!!!

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What ever COMPENSATION we agree on, I will DONATE to the GUARDIAN NEEDIEST CASES FUND!!!(When is CHARITY/I give ah DONATION -- Marcus Ash ah steal dem lyrics from SCRUNTER!!!)So it is NOT A MONEY…Continue

Well I took a chance and ah went in ah POLITCAL DANCE -- THE DONALD BRUCK DEM UP!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

I know that this is a  FAR LEFT FORUM  but REALITY IS REALITY and it is only in CALYPSO that THE TRINIDADIAN touches reality!!! (Marcus Ash: Is Naipaul who say that -- not me!!!)And we have to admit…Continue

Imagine hiring a TRUCK to take SAND TO THE SEA. Well BEVERLEY hire a MARKETING TEAM to ADVERTISE and PROMOTE PANORAMA!!!

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There is (ah have to stay with the dialect here) THREE things that you do not have to advertise in TRINIDAD: Christmas, New Years and PANORAMA.But BEVERLEY hire a whole MASSIVE CREW to MARKET…Continue

I have to give a "WOMEN IN STEELPAN" feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by odw 59 minutes ago. 8 Replies

It is all about TAKING PAN MUSIC GLOBAL ... and she is a TROMBONIST before she is even a PAN PLAYER!!!Continue

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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a "WOMEN IN STEELPAN" feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a "WOMEN IN STEELPAN" feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"Comparing Andy Narell with Mollee Craven is like mixing apples with oranges. Andy is a Musician FIRST then a business man... Andy Narell and the Steel Bandits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9AxIuT5IgA Mollee Craven is about marketing her product.…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a "WOMEN IN STEELPAN" feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"If allyuh was MORE OPEN MINDED allyuh would bring down ANDY and MOLLEE and TRACY and JONATHAN and VICTOR to TRINIDAD -- and PAY DEM SOME BIG BUCKS to teach ALLYUH how to MAKE PAN MUSIC GLOBAL!!! But the SOCIETY has NOT EVOLVED  to that level of…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"Mollee break everybody heart because they are into the RACE TING and NOT the PAN PROMOTION TING!!! Just like how they CUSS OUT ANDY NARELL for TIEFING THE PAN and they never take time to read the man HISTORY -- not to mention his EDUCATION and…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion PAN NEEDS A STAR
"AH STILL WAITING FOR MEH PAN STAR from TRINIDAD after SIX YEARS!!! And I know: IT EH HAPPENING!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"I doh LIVE IN TRINIDAD!!! And I have contributed GREATLY TO PAN (Financially) in the hope that we can TAKE THE MUSIC GLOBAL. From the FIRST DAY I came on THIS FORUM (the record is there) I have ARGUED CONTINUOUSLY for GLOBAL PAN MUSIC!!! ALLYUH doh…"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"When you are born with NATURAL talent no packaging is necessary...your WORK and WORTH speaks for itself. Keisha Codrington is an extremely gifted musician and steelpan soloist and has been dubbed a prodigy by many who have…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I took a chance and ah went in ah POLITCAL DANCE -- THE DONALD BRUCK DEM UP!!!
"CNN and MSNBC was shaking dey bodyline While NANCY PELOSI was TRYING to WINE IN TIME ... When THE DONALD BRUCK DEM UP; THE DONALD BRUCK DEM UP!!!"
9 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"Before anyone discredits her MUSICAL TRAINING and YEARS OF LIVE PERFORMANCE and CONTRIBUTION TO EXPOSING PAN MUSIC in THE SOUTH (and MIDWEST)  -- they should CHECK OUT HER PAN STORY. My argument has been constant on THIS FORUM: Where is the…"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have to give a WOMEN IN STEELPAN feature to MOLLEE CRAVEN. Any PAN PLAYER who could get 4.5 million views and charge $2000 for a private performance is a HERO in my PAN BOOKS!!!
"This is what I would call PACKAGING and MARKETING your BRAND...most of her clients are buying into what she's selling. It's like taking your date to McDonalds and telling her yuh giving her a dining experience...for those who don't…"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion A little AMERICAN POLITICS on such an EXPLOSIVE DAY: The first FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT in AMERICAN HISTORY
"2020 Election: Stacey Abrams would be a great choice for Joe Biden's VP — but a better one for president There's no doubting that Biden is beloved to many Americans. Rumours today suggest he may be considering running alongside…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion A little AMERICAN POLITICS on such an EXPLOSIVE DAY: The first FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT in AMERICAN HISTORY
"The HOT POLITICAL TOPIC of THE DAY!!! What a TICKET!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion IS CARNIVAL IN DANGER?
"Ah wonder if BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE is involved in the emasculation of the PANORAMA ELEMENT of the CARNIVAL? Ah know she emasculating ALL DEM BIG MEN on THE EXECUTIVE and she out to DESTROY EXODUS. But ah doh know what kinda DANGER she is to the…"
Thursday
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion IS CARNIVAL IN DANGER?
"Few people go to see mas these days. they say it is the same thing in rad ,yellow, green and blue."
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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 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 ???

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