"We are now giving up genuflection at the altar of ancient European classical music, to bend knees on American classical music? Why? The greatest music produced on pan remains the great panorama arrangements."
The background to this initiative is the growing irrelevance of pan to the musical culture of young Trinbagonians, which has reached crisis proportions. A thorough 2014 Ministry of Culture study describes…"
"This is an historic opportunity to bring make pan once again a central part of TT music, and to make us the global centre for pan education. I hope they don't waste it doing the same things we've been doing for the past 20 years, because…"
"That is not the first original composition for pan. First was "Papito" by Lt. Joseph Griffith, performed by TASPO, recorded 1951. Then there were "A Theme For Steel" by Art DeCoteau and Patsy Haynes, "Steel Session" by…"
We have met before when I visited your office a couple years ago . You did not yet release your book but showed me snippets of it. I will be returning to Trinidad (God Willing) in August for 2-3weeks and I will like to purchase one of your books. I will be starting my Masters ( Ethnomusicology) at York University in Toronto in September. I also have a couple of things that I would like to discuss with you my email -firstname.lastname@example.org