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Everybody on this FORUM just want to LIVE IN THE PAST like this is a RETIREMENT HOME

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Well PAN is in dire need of some FUTURE THINKING!!! PAN needs HEROES of the DAY. Ah fellah named CYRUS (I think that was his name) came on the FORUM once and made that observation along with some…Continue

Dr. Nyomba encroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by sherman allison fyfe 49 minutes ago. 5 Replies

... ironically, PATRICK seized the reins on the topic but he was dismissed. The real issue is THE LACK OF ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS in OUR PAN WORLD.And I would say that the "RESOURCES" are woefully…Continue

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So where is BYRON SERRETTE? I thought he was writing a TELL ALL BOOK on "Keith Diaz and CORRUPTION in PAN TRINBAGO"

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Bryon Serrette burst on the ANTI-DIAZ scene with a massive media blitz promising a BOOK OF REVELATION on the CORRUPT PRACTICES of FORTEAU and DIAZ in PAN TRINBAGO. And then the man just disappear…Continue

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sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Dr. Nyomba encroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...
"Yuh understand de ting Claude. Until we have panmen with those skills who r willing to make the anti~curruption shift, this will continue unabated."
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Everybody on this FORUM just want to LIVE IN THE PAST like this is a RETIREMENT HOME

Well PAN is in dire need of some FUTURE THINKING!!! PAN needs HEROES of the DAY. Ah fellah named CYRUS (I think that was his name) came on the FORUM once and made that observation along with some notes on the contradictory content of those who so profess to LOVE THE PAN -- man they run that fellah off the forum so fast the man never come back. I always thought that he was one of the most intriguing characters to grace the FORUM. He was old and retired but he kept LOOKING AHEAD with great…See More
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Anthony Joseph replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion MORE 2018 SOCA
"I love it."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Dr. Nyomba encroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...
"Sherman: Yuh keeping it real!!! Is DEM TING so they have to RULE THE ROOST."
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sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Dr. Nyomba encroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...
"The problem in d mecca is that if u never played pan, nor pelt bottle somewhere u will not b eligible 2 hold any post.There r many great administrators marketing and promotions people in T & T but they can't fulfill the first 2…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Allan Gervais - Master Steelpan Tuner - A Legend
"Dr. deLight: I am curious to know what your specific interest in THE PAN is. And I would also like you share one of your treasured PAN EXPERIENCES with the forum. If your parents kept you far away from the PAN YARDS and PAN MEN -- feel free to…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan tour for 15 US cities
"The GLOBAL DEMAND for PANS far outstrips the production capacity in TRINIDAD and TOBAGO. Ironically, me and KEITH DIAZ have a very similar solution to this problem. But I don't think that our politicians are mature enough (independence wise) to…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Dr. Nyomba echroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...
""In 2001 the name was changed so that membership could be sort, not only in the New York metropolitan area, but the whole of the United States of America." Well a NATIONAL ORGANIZATION like that (USSA) should change that verb from…"
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Dr. Nyomba echroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...
"The answers can be found by going directly to the source... WORLD GOVERNING BODY FOR THE STEEL PAN (STEELBANDS) Headquarters http://www.pantrinbago.co.tt/ British Association of…"
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Dr. Nyomba echroached upon a very complex but critical PAN ISSUE on this forum ...

... ironically, PATRICK seized the reins on the topic but he was dismissed. The real issue is THE LACK OF ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS in OUR PAN WORLD.And I would say that the "RESOURCES" are woefully lacking on THIS FORUM to expand upon and seek to resolve this critical challenge. Because all this forum really cares about is THE NEXT PANORAMA and how to turn the clock BACK TO THE SIXTIES and bring PAN BACK ON THE ROAD FOR CARNIVAL.See More
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion USSA 2017 Election Update
"odw: The problem is a LACK OF ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS across the entire FIRST PAN PEOPLE PAN DEVELOPERS. Very often you talk about MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS -- but if you cannot find QUALIFIED PEOPLE to provide the necessary skills then you are LOST AT…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"Cecil: I eh answering yuh posts no more. And I eh talking to you no more. How long ah beg yuh to sponsor meh to come and live in Canada and yuh declare me persona non grata. Meanwhile ah suffering down here with HURRICANE and HOSTILE POLICE OFFICERS…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"How come I can't edit my postings anymore? That 15 minute is crucial to the integrity of my participation!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Ajamu Nyomba's discussion Panorama in the Diaspora
"STEELBANDS participated in the CARNIVAL during their developmental stage and rise to global prominence. And that time has passed. Nobody eh talking about bringing back the IRON BAND or the TAMBOO BAMBOO or the BRASS BANDS. Is only EXPATS sitting…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion USSA 2017 Election Update
"Well, you cannot edit and you cannot delete and you cannot use a lot of the other little tools that I always made use of!!!"
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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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