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So if some BIG PROMOTER in EUROPE saw the WILSON JEAN-BAPTISTE VIDEO and he decided that he wanted an ACT like that to TOUR SOME CITIES in EUROPE ...

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Which PAN PLAYER would you all select to do the tour?Let us say that the EUROPEAN PROMOTER calls up PAN TRINBAGO and he asks BEVERLEY (The President of the WORLD GOVERNING BODY OF PAN) to select ONE…Continue

Well ah think that THE FORUM owe KENNY PHILLIPS and BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE an APOLOGY ...

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We falsely assumed that we were looking at the BACK OF THE CHEQUE when in fact the CHEQUE was in an ENVELOPE.Now, it is not UNUSUAL to put a CHEQUE in an ENVELOPE when you are presenting it to…Continue

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"Somebody should be honest and tell this boy: That is NOT how you PLAY PAN for FOREIGN AUDIENCES!!! But he gets credit for MARKETING HIMSELF!!!"
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marilyn metivier-sheppard liked Claude Gonzales's discussion I found an ANISE HADEED with RAF ROBERTSON -- I have to give him a listen ...
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERY PR STUNT that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has tried has BACKFIRED ON HER showing her AMATEURISM for the JOB
"Brain Hacking Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager."
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERY PR STUNT that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has tried has BACKFIRED ON HER showing her AMATEURISM for the JOB
"You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERY PR STUNT that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has tried has BACKFIRED ON HER showing her AMATEURISM for the JOB
"Claude I have my STANDARDS when it comes to internet BROADCAST, I have 4 computers in my household. The Panorama Pay Per View is for the Home Theater System. There's FREE and FREE Dumb, just ask FB. Do they PAY you for all the information they…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERY PR STUNT that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has tried has BACKFIRED ON HER showing her AMATEURISM for the JOB
"odw: I cannot believe that you went through all that HORRORS. I was on THE FREE WEBSITE BROADCAST and a Trinidad fellah come over and said that he paid for the show but he did not like the broadcast so he turned it off and come to watch the FREE…"
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Glenroy R Joseph replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERY PR STUNT that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has tried has BACKFIRED ON HER showing her AMATEURISM for the JOB
"ODW , the biggest "forget" of them all is the fact that we seem to forget that the majority of players in  events such as panorama are not PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS ( though there are some) but participants in cultural activities from…"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERY PR STUNT that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has tried has BACKFIRED ON HER showing her AMATEURISM for the JOB
"People keep forgetting PAN Trinbago is a Cultural Organization, trying to run as a Business operation. You can’t FIT square PEGS in ROUND holes. On the night of the Panorama Finals I paid WACK the required access fee to view the finals via…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well ah think that THE FORUM owe KENNY PHILLIPS and BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE an APOLOGY ...
"Bugs: Yuh going to make me DEFEND BEVERLEY IN PUBLIC ... LORD HAVE MERCY!!! As everybody knows, BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE inherited a BANKRUPT PAN ORGANIZATION -- financially ruined by the likes of KEITH DIAZ and RICHARD FORTEAU and MICHAEL JOSEPH and…"
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well ah think that THE FORUM owe KENNY PHILLIPS and BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE an APOLOGY ...
"So what exactly was the purpose of the picture? bugs"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Do you all agree with STEVE (SIDD) TAYLOR that JAZZ is the best musical genre that could take PAN MUSIC GLOBAL?
"Phase II - Fire Down Below (version) Arranger Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe. SANCH CD9601 SHOWCASE Steelbands of Trinidad & Tobago"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion WACK presents Cheque to Pan Trinbago
"bugs: What is your VALUATION of the PANORAMA PRODUCT? If you give me any APARTMENT BUILDING IN AMERICA and you ask me to do a VALUATION, I could apply my INCOME = RATE TIMES VALUE formula and do some MARKET COMPARISON SALES and knock on some…"
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EVERY PR STUNT that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has tried has BACKFIRED ON HER showing her AMATEURISM for the JOB
"Did Pan Trinbago get paid from WACK before the Panorama was held? Or are they co business partners? "Fox apparently paid US$3.3 billion for five years of TNF rights last year and is currently paying US$1.1 billion a year for its Sunday NFL…"
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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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