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New kaiso - Shame on You #metoo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Jan 21, 2018. 1 Reply

In case yuh fed up wit de soca an want tuh hear some lyrics.Check dis link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEd9bm13viIContinue

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George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Condolences to the family and friends of "Beverly Fonrose" of Starlift Steel Orchestra
"A great loss to Starlift, BeeWee Retirees Association, Aero Services Credit Union, and all the people who knew her....may she rest in eternal peace. "
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New Album - Kaiso & Pan

11 tracksAll tracks composed, arranged and sung by George Rampersad.Live instruments – drums, percussion, bass, guitar, keyboard and pan.
May 25
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Panist Des' story - Old, Alone and Stuck at Home: -- Channel 4 News
"You are safe, surrounded by peole who love and care about you. Not stuck...blessed."
May 22
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COVID-19

George Rampersad - COVID19
May 19
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THANK YOU

A tribute to the frontline workers across the world in the fight against COVID-19. Calypso. Steelpan. Pan. George Rampersad.
May 17
George Rampersad replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion George Rampersad: I am MORE THAN IMPRESSED with THIS RECORDING (COVID-19) especially the PAN (and the way it was played and RECORDED) and THE LYRICS ...
"Thanks for the compliments and the kind words, bro...stay at home an keep safe!"
Apr 28
George Rampersad replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GEORGE RAMPERSAD: Ah giving you a STAND ALONE .... PAN FROM HEAVEN!!!
"Yuh hear sid one bout COVID-19? Hope yuh enjoy...!  https://youtu.be/PGPWgdeTPF4"
Apr 27
George Rampersad replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GEORGE RAMPERSAD: Ah giving you a STAND ALONE .... PAN FROM HEAVEN!!!
"Thanks, bro! Nuff respect."
Apr 27
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"Dat is wha it say in dis kaiso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgadlJHZXIc"
Apr 26
George Rampersad posted a status
"Just finished this one boud COVID - a double second, a woodblock, a djembe and a bass. Hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/PGPWgdeTPF4"
Apr 9
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Notables visit Exodus panyard for Panorama 2020 season
"Allyuh remember when de Catholic Church say pan was "devil music" an diden want it in dey church? It eh so long ago...arks any panman who been playin pan before around 1980..."
Feb 1
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion NACC for awarding 'Savannah Grass' the Calypso of the year 2019
"To Kes: Firstly, congratulations to you on your award...Nuff respect. Secondly, it is nice to see T&T recognizing its artistes. Best wishes for 2020...stay strong!"
Dec 30, 2019
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Tune of the Decade
"In relation to "the best pan tune of the last decade: Can anyone explain or define what a "pan tune" is?"
Dec 14, 2019
George Rampersad replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is "THE IRON" dead (or dying) in the MODERN STEELBAND?
"Respect bro, yuh right. De synthesizer is ah instrument dat does use the electronics dat in it tuh reproduce de sound ah odder instruments. De synthesizer doh have a “synthesizer” sound, like ah guitar have ah “guitar” sound,…"
Nov 11, 2019
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion A Moment in Pan - Honoring All Pan Tuners - Yesterday and Today November 7
"If I am not mistaken, I think Baylay's name is Patrick Worrell.  "
Nov 10, 2019
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion A Moment in Pan - Honoring All Pan Tuners - Yesterday and Today November 7
"Jimi Philip - Chaguanas - tuner, innovator and inventor."
Nov 9, 2019

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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.

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