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Martin Maitland
  • 58, 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 Pan Times's discussion Post Carnival 2021 Suggestions - The Way Forward - Daryl C. Joseph
"Bugs, Do you think Andre Amati would have a problem with two violinist playing violins on a stage in Trinidad for Machel Montano’s wedding? I say no Or would Christian Frederick Martin, have a problem with everyone in the world who plays a…"
Feb 24
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Post Carnival 2021 Suggestions - The Way Forward - Daryl C. Joseph
Feb 22
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Post Carnival 2021 Suggestions - The Way Forward - Daryl C. Joseph
Feb 22
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Post Carnival 2021 Suggestions - The Way Forward - Daryl C. Joseph
"Bugs, You are completely right. Currently, it’s a shame the audio is at 1970s levels and no one seem to want to change because it’s all about money and freeness. Lots of pan players beat pan and not play pan along with the placements of…"
Feb 22
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Post Carnival 2021 Suggestions - The Way Forward - Daryl C. Joseph
"Mr. Joseph, You seem to have many valid suggestions however, we have been over the years, subjected to change which in my opinion have set the pan fraternity back years. Gone are the days of a jammed pack grand and north stands with over flow on…"
Feb 18
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Why is Facebook Limiting the Live-Streaming of Music?
"FORGET Facebook...Go get Youtube."
Sep 14, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion The History of Steelband in Grenada - UpClose!
"Nice history for all to know,,,,Well done Sir."
Aug 7, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch - Andre White - BEAT THE PANDEMIC SERIES! - Live stream!
"Excellent performance. This is my kind of music, either taking a stroll or a drive just to ease the mind of the busy days. "
Jul 13, 2020
Martin Maitland liked Pan Times's discussion Watch - Andre White - BEAT THE PANDEMIC SERIES! - Live stream!
Jul 13, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Here is a nice EXPLANATION of a PANORAMA ARRANGEMENT ...
"I agree 100%  and this is not the first time they have done that and the judges overlooked it and replaced it with bias favoritism. "
Feb 25, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion National Panorama 2020 Finals - Order of Appearance: Large Conventional Bands
"My five is 1. All Stars 2. Renegades 3.Invaders 4.Desperadoes 5.Exodus. probably reversing Despers and Exo."
Feb 18, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion National Panorama 2020 Finals - Order of Appearance: Large Conventional Bands
"Ok let's all let their cards on the table...Pick 1 to 5."
Feb 18, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Medium Band Panorama 2020 Finals Results
"I said previously, they had a winning arrangement in the prelims. The only downside could be the judge's preference for the newer or more recognized songs. "
Feb 17, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Medium Band Panorama 2020 Finals Results
"I predicted this outcome. I said in another post the top two bands would fight it out and Joylanders were the dark horse for the win. "
Feb 17, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Bugs's discussion de judges tief!! 2020 Panorama
"At the end of the day, all they are concerned about is giving Renegades a win again. The prelims were a .5 away from a clean sweep. The judges get basodee with Douvone hypnotizing them. How much they will give him for his performance and not the…"
Feb 12, 2020
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch Large Band 2020 Panorama Prelim - Skiffle Steel Orchestra
"Something is not quite right with this song. I can't put my finger on it, but I am comparing it to the Renegades version and it is really a shadow of the song. We have to also remember it, 3 arrangers, for this band... If this is the best they…"
Feb 6, 2020

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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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