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Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion The 8th Annual Education Africa International Marimba And Steelpan Festival Is Here!
"Still wondering "way pan reach? Well consider instead 'how pan going and leavin we behind'"
Jul 11
Kelvin scoon commented on Pan Times's photo
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Akira Lino -- A Different Look for Pan

"Is the sound affected in any way?"
Jun 21
Kelvin scoon might attend Pan Times's event
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Labour & Steel 2 -- PAMBERI at Pamberi Studios

June 18, 2019 from 8pm to 11pm
Jun 18
Kelvin scoon replied to odw's discussion Engagement with streaming drives growth of global music market...
"OK, I have heard your complaints. Now, what part are you willing to play?Will you start a global streaming company for T&T music?Will you assist one performer or steelband to get involved in the global marketplace?BTW COTT is not "raking in…"
Jun 8
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion WACK presents Cheque to Pan Trinbago
"How much? That should not be a secret"
May 24
Kelvin scoon replied to Glenroy R Joseph's discussion Answering the question of jazz being the best genre to promote the pan - It's not !
"Now we are beginning to try to chart a course based on data. The information on Jazz is enlightening. But here are a few more questions we need to consider. Recorded music is only one niche and does not necessarily represent trends in the entire…"
May 24
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion EXODUS DAMAGED, SEEKS REDRESS
"   --appropriately "dressed in black" - the colour of mourning. Mourning for the death of the spirit that created a national steelband movement just a few decades ago. If the dead retain contact with the current world the bones…"
May 19
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion Tribeca diversifies film fest with ‘Charlie’s Records’
"When will we see it in T&T? Will it qualify for entry to our TT Film Festival?"
May 3
Kelvin scoon replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Contradictory PAN HISTORY
"The difference of one year is insignificant in a story being retold by old men who lived it and should not be considered as contradictory. The researchers' job is to search for the corroborating evidence if any can be found, in…"
Apr 13
Kelvin scoon replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I have come to the conclusion that 1947 is the year that the first TENOR PAN was BUILT (in T&T) using a 55 gallon OIL DRUM!!!
"PANTRINBAGO must make a determined effort to: Recover the Lennox Pierre steelband papers that were lodged with OWTU. Work with UWI and or UTT to plan an urgent exercise to gather the information from all sources, especially the few…"
Apr 10
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion 11 Tobago steelbands in Panorama semi-finals
"BIG QUESTION? Does the PATT have the capacity to handle the 2 way transport of the instruments of ELEVEN steelbands within the time limit?"
Feb 15
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion THE EMASCULATION OF OUR INDIGENOUS CULTURE by Michael L Joseph - Ex Pan Trinbago official
"This is one side of the coin, expressed with great emotion. But here is another side and even an edge to the coin. I would like to suggest a national conversation right here. With contributions from the 'usual suspects' but also…"
Jan 9
Kelvin scoon shared Pan Times's discussion on Facebook
Nov 27, 2018
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion Nellie Bly Oil Drum - The woman behind the 55-gallon steel oil drum.
"Thank you, Nellie Bly. You gave T&T the vehicle that transformed the world of music and allowed our talent to blossom and prove what nobody thought was possible.THANK YOU WHEN STEEL TALKS FOR KEEPING THE WORLD INFORMED ABOUT THE…"
Nov 10, 2018
Kelvin scoon replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to the great Len “Boogsie” Sharpe - October 28
"Happy Birthday Boogsie. I'll drink a toast of water today to your good health and many more birthdays to come."
Oct 29, 2018
Kelvin scoon commented on Pan Times's video
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NGC Helps To Preserve Pan

"This is the best news we have had about PAN after a long drought. Let's hope it signifies a new beginning."
Oct 18, 2018

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If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
I am a long time steelband enthusiast and backroom support person. I was PR Officer of Trinidad All Stars from about 1969 to 1991.
I am the founder of Multi Media Ltd and am also the producer of two sets of recordings - Classical Jewels 5 and Classical Jewels 6.
In the 1950's I was Secretary General of The National Youth Council and assisted Lennox Pierre in some of the steelband related activities of the Youth Council

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At 7:37am on April 4, 2014, Sandra L Blood said…

I " have 'G' in my 'DNA'"...Does that denote God, Great or Goddard? All three. :)

"PAN PEOPLE":  Most 'pan people' are scared, insecure, and are afraid to think out of the box to create a much better and bigger box. Most need a dose of risk-management and business courses. Most are clueless of whom they really are thus are incapable of putting value to themselves, and this is because, in Trinidad & Tobago, there isn't significant value placed on the instrument thus, most still act and think consistent to the garbage can and biscuit tin covers. Since in the 1980s, my family and I placed pan alongside the harp, violin or any other sophisticated musical instrument, hence the reason why so many fail to comprehend my upward/moral stance when aligning self with pan. 

At 6:40pm on January 11, 2014, Hamilton web lexander said…

Hello MR Scoon how are you keeping. Jitter Bug,was a Trinidad All Stars flag waiver.If I remember well, I think this was told to me by Prince Batson

                                          Hamilton "The Web" Alexander.

At 6:54pm on April 28, 2010, robert greenidge said…
thanks kelvin, enjoying the day very much,nice to hear from you and hope all is well

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