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The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Earl Ramsey Jan 14. 8 Replies

It is apparent that Large Sponsored Bands will weather the storm this year. However small and medium band will have a challenge.Eight years ago (2011) the  M. Sc  Thesis " Human Capital In…Continue

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Marina Smith replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Pan Trinbago: EXODUS cannot change tune ... but Ainsworth Mo­hammed said the band will be tak­ing Pan Trin­ba­go to court to chal­lenge its de­ci­sion.
"I predict that EXODUS will win their case. #1 - I am not aware that there is not rule that a band cannot change a tune #2- There is precedent that this had been done before "Solo Harmionites" #3- The term tune or song is open to…"
Feb 21
Marina Smith replied to Pan Times's discussion RULES AND REGULATIONS PANORAMA 2019
"Can anyone say which of these rules are amendments by the new executive?"
Jan 19
Lynette Laveau liked Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
Jan 17
Earl Ramsey replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"Only a thought whoa are you for real"
Jan 14
Ajamu Nyomba replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"For consideration: Why are there small and medium steelbands? Given the current situation, it may be useful to go back to the 1960s and 1970s where there was only one category. A central tenet of capitalism is creative destruction--survival of the…"
Jan 14
Marina Smith replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"With all due respects to your comment, the recommendations can also be applied to Single Pan Bands not withstanding the fact  thesis was based on conventional bands. "
Jan 13
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"No one speaks of "single pan" bands, is there a subtle attempt in some circles to get rid of 'em?"
Jan 13
Earl Ramsey replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"I'm speaking from experience not hearsay I know about steelbands "
Jan 13
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"Not fair to target arrangers and tuners alone. There's plenty of greed blame to go around to other members of bands. C'mon now."
Jan 13
Earl Ramsey replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"I have noticed in the last 10yrs there have been changes in carnival and all I have been seeing is fete gone calypso tent gone good mas gone and soon steelbands will suffer because of greed by the arrangers and tuners "
Jan 13
Gregory Lindsay replied to Marina Smith's discussion The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
"Hmm...I for one as a steetband manager of a medium steelband,..would be very very interested to read and digest what appears to be a seminal document by the author, in charting the way forward for the period 2019-2021. Much thanks Ms. Marjna Smith"
Jan 13
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The Way Forward For Small and Medium Steelbands in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019

It is apparent that Large Sponsored Bands will weather the storm this year. However small and medium band will have a challenge.Eight years ago (2011) the  M. Sc  Thesis " Human Capital In Conventional Steel Orchestras in Trinidad & Tobago" was presented to Pan Trinbago with the following  recommendations.  I appeal to the present President  and  Executive to read and consider.Recommendations  for Policy In order for steelbands to move  from the status of non-profit organization to a…See More
Jan 13
Marina Smith replied to Pan Times's discussion Bands predict difficult 2019 pan season
" Since  2011 a graduate  student of UWI  had the foresight to explore the issue'.  The following are extracts from the Thesis.                         …"
Jan 2
Marina Smith replied to Pan Times's discussion Redemption Sound Setters - Live!
"That was a good performance"
Jan 21, 2018

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