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I've always been a pan fanatic, and pan lover from birth. It's in meh blood!

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WerNer liked HAZEL JOHN's discussion WEY DE STEELBANDS DEM GONE!!!
Sep 28
HAZEL JOHN posted a discussion


Good Morning Steel band Lovers - There's a down-sizing taking place with steel band groups in Brooklyn, NY who are displaced, dismissed and soon to be forgotten!  This moment in history reminds me of when I first came to the U.S. in 1962.  In the late 60's and 70's it was a novelty to hear PAN which we enjoyed as young adults with the one steel band group I knew then at the time known as Gabriel Steel Orchestra where we would party in a basement!  Just knowing you're around your people in an…See More
Sep 27
HAZEL JOHN replied to Pan Times's discussion Steelbands in NYC deserve competitive access to real-estate - A Moment in Pan
" Well, it’s more than time to "make some noise!" if we really mean business.  Why for the many decades (for me its 50 years now and it’s the same old tune) that the steel pan movement in NYC is being totally…"
Sep 22
HAZEL JOHN replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Claudette Baptiste on her passing
"My heartfelt condolences to family, friends and all well-wishers who share in this time of grief."
May 30
HAZEL JOHN replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Republic Day Trinidad & Tobago - The Ganges and The Nile Steelpan Cover by Johann Chuckaree & Joshua Regrello
"That video and the scenic views and the title: The Ganges and The Nile shows just how connected we are as a people.  It brought a tear to my eyes.  Thank you David Rudder.  "
Sep 26, 2020
HAZEL JOHN liked makesijoseph's event EARL RODNEY 81 & GOING STRONG
Dec 6, 2019
HAZEL JOHN replied to Pan Times's discussion MoE to hire 120 music instructors for Pan in All Schools project
"I have always seen the STEEL PAN as a musical instrument, a great MOTIVATOR, EDUCATOR, STIMULATOR and, most of all, LOVE of the STEEL PAN. One must instinctively possess a natural desire and love for the PAN which challenges us to challenge…"
Nov 28, 2019
HAZEL JOHN replied to London Gabriel's discussion List of Ny bands we no longer see in Panorama
"Thank you.  This must tell us something.  Are we reading the writing on the wall??? "
Sep 20, 2019
Ian Franklin and HAZEL JOHN are now friends
Sep 14, 2019
HAZEL JOHN commented on Pan Times's video
Sep 13, 2019
HAZEL JOHN replied to Pan Times's discussion Elite steel band’s training programme turns out largest cohort
"Great program which shows encouragement and passion for the PAN instrument.  Keep up the great work."
Sep 13, 2019
HAZEL JOHN commented on Ian Franklin's blog post THE 5 DECADES OF PANORAMA IN BROOKLYN
"I am so pleased to see that someone recorded and created BROOKLYN PANORAMA.  I have often thought about this part of our history.  My warmest congratulations!  Would love to obtain a copy of your published works. Please connect @…"
Sep 13, 2019

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At 5:06am on February 03, 2010, Kelvinjames gave HAZEL JOHN a gift
hi there just sending you a rose of friendship
At 5:03am on February 3, 2010, Kelvinjames said…
here I go again didn't browse properly just saw that you are from new York.
At 5:01am on February 3, 2010, Kelvinjames said…
Hi dear good morning. Just read you request for being a friend on the site. Well as a pan player and pan lover. any pannist or pan lover is my friend. I am from Tobago and is a member of the Katzenjammers steel orch.Where are you from?

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