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LEH meh forget that ZESSING and get back to PAN TALK. Ah hear BEVERLEY worried like hell because people calling AQUIL ARRINDELL name to be the NEXT PRESIDENT of PAN TRINBAGO

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All BEVERLEY really care about is THE SALARY and THE SUV and the APARTMENT and the EGO STROKING TITLE "MADAME PRESIDENT" -- all at GOVERNMENT EXPENSE. So now that the ELECTION TALK done start and…Continue

MORE THAN ZESS: Trini dancehall creates pathway to hope for the youth [BEVERLEY KILL THE PAN so now AH WANT TO BE A ZESSER]

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LOOPTT NEWSLaura Dowrich-Phillips  Created : 21 February 2020"Carnival 2019 ended with the word ‘Zesser’ on everyone’s lips.The dancehall song by Trinidad Ghost landed with such an impact during…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion Aquil Arrindell for President
"Cecil: Meh LONDON GIRL FRIEND HUSBAND from TRINIDAD!!! And she tell me that sometimes when she ask him ah question -- he does tell she THAT SHE ASKING ANSWERS. TOUT BAGAI GETTING PAID, PARDNAH!!! Hell, if yuh need ah $35,000 LOAN -- just ask…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion Aquil Arrindell for President
"In 2009 BOOGSIE SHARPE  said that for the pan fraternity to survive, people with business in their blood must have an input into the day-to-day affairs of the organisation. Anyway, as desperate as BEVERLEY is to hold on to the $27,000 a month…"
Saturday
odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion IMPORTANT TRANSMISSION FROM GREGORY LINDSAY TO THE PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO
"Not dated?"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion The Mighty Hank Aaron has passed -- RIP
"RIP 715"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I still can't get over THIS RECORDING by FREDDY HARRIS III -- and this is a good week to play it. Cecil Hinkson: Tell KEISHA to LISTEN and LEARN!!!
"Freddy is ah boss panman/arranger with lots of experience recording music. Keisha is getting there."
Friday
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion So GREGORY LINDSAY play fas' with himself and try to steal the LIMELIGHT from the WOMAN IS BOSS PRESIDENT -- that was the end of him and the CORN PROJECT ...
"The beat goes on....So allyuh tell meh something, wah happening to the garden? "
Friday
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion PAN TRINBAGO IN CRISIS -- BEVERLEY HAS LOST CONTROL!!! Or maybe she does NOT CARE -- too busy spending THE BIG MONEY!!!
"It's that time again.."
Friday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion PAN TRINBAGO IN CRISIS -- BEVERLEY HAS LOST CONTROL!!! Or maybe she does NOT CARE -- too busy spending THE BIG MONEY!!!
"Aquil: I warn allyuh about BEVERLEY -- but allyuh never listen. Now allyuh crying and complaining. If allyuh CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR PAN have ANY LOVE for PAN and COUNTRY -- allyuh should really start MOBILIZING to VOTE OUT BEVERLEY and put in a GOOD…"
Thursday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion THE VIRTUAL CARNIVAL 2021 IS ON
"So when this VIRTUAL CARNIVAL STARTING???"
Thursday
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion So GREGORY LINDSAY play fas' with himself and try to steal the LIMELIGHT from the WOMAN IS BOSS PRESIDENT -- that was the end of him and the CORN PROJECT ...
"Hmmm"
Jan 18
Brenda Hosang liked Claude Gonzales's discussion I still can't get over THIS RECORDING by FREDDY HARRIS III -- and this is a good week to play it. Cecil Hinkson: Tell KEISHA to LISTEN and LEARN!!!
Jan 18
Brenda Hosang replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I still can't get over THIS RECORDING by FREDDY HARRIS III -- and this is a good week to play it. Cecil Hinkson: Tell KEISHA to LISTEN and LEARN!!!
"Claude... I listened and by the end I realized I was concentrating so much on the song that I hardly heard the background music. Brenda h."
Jan 18
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY calls for THE FIRING OF THE PRO; QUITS LAND DEVELOPMENT CORN PLANTING PROJECT; ACCUSES THE PRESIDENT OF USING THE PROJECT FOR POLITCAL PURPOSES ... ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
"check out the show people. very informative."
Jan 18
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion VIRTUAL CARNIVAL 2021 & COVID 19 TV6 Morning Edition
"This interview made me see where Rubadiri is coming from -- but he sees ALL the TRADITIONS of CARNIVAL as marketable and that approach will kill the golden goose if he ever the support (financing) to present his ideas!!! "THE NCC IS MISTAKEN…"
Jan 15

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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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