"Ah jes done dis one - ah know yuh is ah "Foreigner" too...ha! ha! Hope yuh enjoy!
A look at what is said about people who are not living in the country of their birth. People who are clalssified as "immigrants, aliens, migrants,…"
"Yeah yuh must love someting dat take yuh wey yuh is - an make yuh wha yuh is - an do fuh yuh wha nobody eh do. Dat is why yuh have cherish it an respect it.
Ah had ah old 1965 Rambler American car wit ah bumper sticker dat say: "DON'T…"
"When Steel Talks describes itself as follows: "When Steel Talks is dedicated to Pan worldwide. It is an initiative designed to promote the history and culture of the Steelband globally."'
I am not sure how the article "The…"
"Thanks, Brenda. Ah hear yuh,
Ah find dis interview on Rudy "Twoleft" Smith Facebook page - is ah interview wit Oscar Pile bout how pan started yuh. If yuh listen, yuh go notice he never once mention nutten bout…"
"Steel drum bands? Can a steeldrum play music? Can an oil barrel play music?
Steel drume are industrial containers, bro. They are often the raw material for making various typen of "pans" - musical instruments like guitar pans, second…"
"Because it have some dotish people - especially in North America - both T&T Expats and "colonists" of European descent - who doh know dey arse from dey elbow - and who say dat we instrument - dat de "Founding Fathers of Pan"…"
"Small, but important, linguistic detail with regard to the statement: "This caused Pan Trinbago’s president Beverley Ramsey-Moore – while laying in bed one day – to ask, “Lord where do we go from here?”
"With all due respect, while what is being said about "pan" - the instrument - is important - and I agree with the views expressed here, there is something on which I would like to comment.
As a panman, I often wonder about the lack of…"
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Profile – George Rampersad
Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Attended the Tunapuna Presbyterian School and St. Mary’s College in Port-of-Spain. Aircraft mechanic with BWIA – the airline of Trinidad & Tobago – from 1976 to 1984.
Learned to play the full range of steelpan instruments in Starland Steel Orchestra, taught by Wilfred Keel (Silver Stars), Claude “Moby Dick” alias “Catelli Joe” Williams (Trinidad All Stars) and Michael “Penta” Cupidore (Invaders and Hummingbirds Pan Groove). Inspired and guided by steelband virtuoso Rudy “Two Leff” Smith, arranger, pan tuner and master jazz pannist known the world over for his bebop style of playing the steelpan.
Co-founded and arranged music for Tunapuna All Stars Steel Orchestra, the only steelband with a complete repertoire of Indian music.
Migrated to Denmark in 1984. Taught steelband in schools, youth clubs and adult education evening classes. Founded and arranged music for Denmark All Stars, the band that represented Denmark at the first ever European Steelband Festival in Paris in 2000. Taught asylum seekers at camps run by the Danish Red Cross.
Collaborated with Danish trumpet player Jens Winther for 1200th anniversary celebrations of the city of Aalborg in 1990, combining the steelband Sweet Pans, comprising Danish kids he had taught, with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.
Albums: The Power of Words – Released 2008
Has given lectures and performances in Germany, Sweden, England, France, Norway and Denmark. One of the few people in the world who sings calypso to the accompaniment of steelpans, he has no formal education in the arts.