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Martin Maitland
  • 57, Male
  • Bronx, NY
  • United States
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Pan Music Progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick Feb 2, 2014. 3 Replies

No Pan stream from Pan Trinbago!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO Feb 3, 2014. 58 Replies

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Martin Maitland replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
"Running out of steam?...WRONG... The song now that to pick up speed. What you may get is a Road Remix."
Jan 19
Martin Maitland replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
"Well, I would not say I predicted this but I am so happy this is the tune of choice for All Stars 2020. Now I can say we are winning Panorama 2020. I had Despers in the first place but now it's All Stars."
Jan 19
Martin Maitland replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PICK THE FIRST 5 BANDS IN SMALL BAND FINALS ON FRIDAY:
"My picks are as follows 1.Uptown Fascinators 2.Genesis Pan Groove 3.Arima Golden Symphony 4.T&T Defence Force 5.tie:- Harvard Harps & Fascinators Pan Symphony"
Jan 15
Martin Maitland replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
"It would be nice for All Stars and Smooth to jump on this but we will see. "
Jan 14
Martin Maitland replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
"From the first note, I knew Despers was going with this tune… It’s a no-brainer for them and it has all the potential of being a winner. Just by selection alone, Despers is in first place."
Jan 14
Martin Maitland replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
"That is for sure an important point. Choice=Winner"
Jan 14
Martin Maitland commented on Pan Times's video
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Wrong Again - Skinny Banton

"Maybe he going to rely more on a show and less on the music."
Jan 14
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ramsey-Moore, Gypsy call a truce
"The proof is in the pudding. Let see if we get something that resembles the North Stand, called Pan City or a North Park again with seats this time."
Jan 13
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ramsey-Moore, Gypsy call a truce
"The proof is in the pudding. Let see if we get something that resembles the North Stand, called Pan City or a North Park again with seats this time."
Jan 12
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago Remains Positive, Moves Towards Panorama 2020 Despite Hurdles, Bumps, Hiccups In The Road
"Gypsy has turned out to be an ass without a leader grazing on grass in the savannah. He has no clue what Pan People want, the fact that I knew him well and even spent time at his house in Chaguanas, makes me so disappointed with his actions and…"
Jan 10
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Pan Trinbago, NCC disagree on Savannah plan -- Pan City vs North Park
"Gypsy has turned out to be an ass without a leader grazing on grass in the savannah. He has no clue what Pan People want, the fact that I knew him well and even spent time at his house in Chaguanas, makes me so disappointed with his actions and…"
Jan 10
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago Remains Positive, Moves Towards Panorama 2020 Despite Hurdles, Bumps, Hiccups In The Road
"Claude, As I have said in the past this whole Pan in Tobago is asinine. Who votes for that, when they can’t even find the money to pay the single pan bands or pay transport for the small bands, they were to go Tobago? This is the kind of S**t…"
Jan 10
Martin Maitland replied to Bugs's discussion Panorama 2019 in Tobago must be a success
"Claude me, boy, You don’t owe anyone an apology. I played pan in Trinidad for years and there is nowhere in the world you could walk into an orchestra, use their instruments and don’t pay a fee to learn and an instrument rental charge.…"
Jan 5
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Calypso of the Year award for Kes ...
"Claude, I disagree with your conclusion that this tune does not lend itself to pan as a selection. Please go online and listen to Mangrove in London rendition of Savannah Grass an Andre Whites winning arrangement 2019, and tell me that this was not…"
Dec 30, 2019
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion One Poster (for whom I have THE GREATEST RESPECT) said: "I was in favor of Mrs. Ramsey-Moore taking the helm of Pan Trinbago but now I am having second thoughts."
"I thought we were going to see the plans for a new executive and the expenditure for 2019 – 2020 yet all we get is talk, talk, talk. When will we know the cost of the panorama shows or if we will have a north stand this year? The season is…"
Dec 27, 2019
Martin Maitland replied to Bugs's discussion Panorama 2019 in Tobago must be a success
"Actually, the finals would only be 10 bands from Trinidad that is if the 3 Tobago bands are not included. So, if the 3 Tobago bands get to the finals, they could house the other 7 bands from Trinidad. The finals whoever you take it will b 700…"
Dec 26, 2019

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Pan On D'Avenue 2014

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

Pan On D'Avenue 2014

Just a taste of Pan on the avenue 2014 I posted to YouTube.  

Pan music Innovation

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:27pm 6 Comments

We are all tired of the same old adage year after year. I propose Pan Trinbago set up an annual Pan Music competition to help drive the musical creativity within Trinidad carnival. Most composers have little to gain from producing a pan tune and many have to incur the high cost of a quality studio production. If there was a musical Pan Tune competition... Say the first 3 tunes to have acceptance by the bands gain a winning financial fund, for example the winner would get full reimbursement…

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