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New Panorama arrangements

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Maitland Jul 6, 2019. 6 Replies

Come guys. Lets try to improvise rather than criticize. If anyone has positive and novel suggestions for Beverly to make the Panorama experience better for both players and pan men lets have them.…Continue

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Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion Early Trinidad and Tobago Steelbands Names Associated with Hollywood Movies
"With due respect to Mr. Leiba, the Red Army was not Japanese but Russian. Also the name of the band Bar 20 was derived from a movie of the same name. "
May 18
Lawford Dupres commented on Glenroy R Joseph's video
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The Champion Steelbands of Trinidad (Cook 1957) Featuring Southern All Stars

"I was present at Roxy theatre when Theo Stephens unleashed his solo ramaje while the band was playing Anna. I remember the crowd erupting in wild cheers, because it was probably the first time a large audience had heard such a virtuoso performance…"
Apr 22
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion Famed leader Milton Wire Austin of Fonclaire Steel Orchestra has passed
"Very sorry to hear and sincere condolences to his family. He was an old school pan gentleman, whose passing is a real loss to the community."
Dec 20, 2020
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion Rudolph Commissiong, a pioneer of steelband music recalls his life and times as a pan man
"Great story Rudy. It's good that you got it out there, to inform the younger generation, and perhaps the older ones too, of the role that you and the Dixie Stars Esso steelband played in getting its music into the wider world during the…"
Sep 24, 2020
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan in a major way
"Nice to know a bit of Liam's story and some of his family details. I'm sure B.C can tease more from him at a later stage. More stories like his would be welcome from other pan artistes who are making, or have made a decent living from…"
Aug 17, 2020
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion The History of Steelband in Jamaica
"The first Trinidad steelband to visit Jamaica was DixieStars in 1953 as the Esso Steel band. We played at several theatres and at a festival of some sort where Louise Bennet and her dance troupe were the main feature. Also performing there was…"
Aug 13, 2020
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks extends condolences to the family and friends of Huge Borde
"Most sorry to hear. Condolences to his family. Hugh (Boboy) was a true pioneer who took Tripoli to the US market a way not achieved by many, if any, other bands. His association with Liberace carried the sound of pan into venues that were not…"
Feb 18, 2020

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