"This is the continuation of a sad story. There have been others. And some collections have been lost. Meanwhile, WE cannot even carry on a sustained conversation about museums for our culture.The only good thing is that the collection is safe and…"
Welcome to part two of my interview series "The Engine Room".Join me on August 5th at 7pm with steelpanist, arranger, composer, educator Al "Allos" Foster.This is part two of our conversation on steelband drumming, my experience with @panfantasy, and answering questions about the process of preparing to play in the steelband context for…See More
"The T&T Copyright Act of 1997 has been amended more than 20 times in recent years to take into account anomalies and omissions from the original. IT IS NOT A BIG PROBLEM TO PASS ANOTHER AMENDMENT TO LEGALISE THE STATUS AND SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS…"
"Whatever rights that exist by law or can be arranged by negotiation must be for ALL arrangers and bands, not only the Big 5.
This is an opportunity to settle the questions about rights.Pantrinbago should take the lead."
"It seems that this is another area in which our national practice is not in line with international copyright laws and maybe even with our own copyright laws.We should not wait until some composer objects and decides to take the matter to the courts…"
That's what I call taking a 'moonshot'.I am tempted to borrow the chorus of a very old calypso and an iconic title by CLR James.The Chorus:"Go far eet,Go far eet (Go for it)Go far eet in de boundary"
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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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.