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FIVE TRINIS DIE IN NEW YORK FROM COVID VIRUS -- REST IN PEACE!!!

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Trinidad Express April 5, 2020Left to right Junior Toussaint, migrated to US, Dez-Ann Romain, educator in New York, Trevor Pierre, a frontline worker and Winston O’Neil visited his wife in New…Continue

Well AQUIL ARRINDELL real LET ME DOWN!!! The man convince me that he is ah BIG MUSIC STUDIO OWNER in SANDO and ARRANGER and PRODUCER and DISTRICT SUPERVISOR +++ and the man ...

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... CANNOT EVEN PRODUCE A HALFWAY-DECENT COVID SONG for GLOBAL AUDIENCES. I had faith in the man expecting some of his TALENT TO SHINE in this TIME OF NEED. But the man is CREATIVELESS!!!I could go…Continue

For a LONG TIME I had a LOT OF FAITH in and RESPECT FOR -- MR. KEITH SIMPSON!!! But now ...

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... that he is SUPPORTING BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE in RIPPING OFF STEELBANDS ... NO MORE RESPECT!!!Not only did BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE take her 10 PER CENT from the APPEARANCE FEES -- she took an EXTRA…Continue

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Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion AQUIL ARRINDELL PRODUCED THIS VIDEO from his CUT THYME STUDIOS in SOUTH TRINIDAD ... ASIA (The Vocalist) is his DAUGHTER
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Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well AQUIL ARRINDELL real LET ME DOWN!!! The man convince me that he is ah BIG MUSIC STUDIO OWNER in SANDO and ARRANGER and PRODUCER and DISTRICT SUPERVISOR +++ and the man ...
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Cecil Hinkson and Earl Richards: Pack allyuh BAGS -- we moving to MAYARO!!!
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Yuh mean the MECCA OF STEELBAND cannot even put out a little COVID-RELATED music. And they does always tell me that ALL THE PAN GENIUSES living in TRINIDAD. Like we ONLY LOW TECH in ah HIGH TECH WORLD
"Like ah go have to give ANDY NARELL ah call and BEG HIM to put out some COVID MUSIC to represent TRINIDAD!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion TRINIDAD could be in BIG CORONA DANGER ... ah hoping the HOT SUN SAVE THEM!!!
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion LOCKDOWN CAN’T STOP US! -- Contrast Steel Band
"MR. GERALD CLARKE: I am putting you IN CHARGE of DEVELOPING EQUIVALENT PROJECTS in TRINIDAD and TOBAGO ... you have GLOBAL VISION!!! I am going to CALL BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE and tell her to APPOINT YOU THE CZAR of ONLINE PAN MUSIC PRODUCTION!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion LOCKDOWN CAN’T STOP US! -- Contrast Steel Band
"DEY MAKE BEVERLEY and PAN TRINBAGO LOOK REAL BACKWARD!!! Oh, ah forget -- ah does always call BEVERLEY -- BACKWARD BEVERLEY!!! Like PAN DOH HAVE NO SEASON for THIS STEELBAND!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: Where is YOUR LEADER -- BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE? She is SHOCKINGLY SILENT after promising SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION and when the opportunity arrives she is PARTYING with THE NCC EXECUTIVES
"They will be RIGHT THERE waiting to play NEXT YEAR ... probably with another FALSE PROMISE of PAYMENT. it is a whole GIMME GIMME SHEEP MENTALITY. FEAR OF THE GIMME GIMME loss have them so PETRIFIED that they don't even know how much POWER they…"
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: Where is YOUR LEADER -- BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE? She is SHOCKINGLY SILENT after promising SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION and when the opportunity arrives she is PARTYING with THE NCC EXECUTIVES
"Claude, the thing is, Beverley will need players for the next Panorama but will players remember their treatment THIS Panorama. LEADERSHIP YOU CAN TRUST"
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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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