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Martin Maitland
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  • Bronx, NY
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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 Russell Providence's discussion Pan Trinbago vs Small, Medium and Single Pan Steelbands
"This is such a shame since Pan is Trinidad’s only true form of musical export. Yes, there are Trinidadian entertainers who live at home and abroad who fly the flag, however, the uniqueness of Pan is something that cannot and should not be…"
Thursday
Martin Maitland replied to Lawford Dupres's discussion New Panorama arrangements
"Odw, That is not an accurate statement. For the top 3 bands, there are a number of streams of the finals, some professionally done and other with phones and camcorders. I was one of the first to put up a stream of Trinidad All Stars, minutes after…"
Jul 6
Martin Maitland commented on Pan Times's video
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Watch Steelbands on the Move - Point Fortin Borough Day Celebrations ...

"Thanks, Hollis for the stream, we all appreciate it very much. "
May 7
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion This early PAN MUSIC was put up on THIS FORUM decades ago (a little exaggeration) but I am putting it up again ...
"Thanks, Claude"
Apr 28
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Champion Arranger and Recording Artist Robert Greenidge - April 28
"Happy Birthday Robert..Hope you have an excellent day and many more to come."
Apr 28
Martin Maitland replied to Russell Providence's discussion American broadcaster, former rapper, and songwriter (wikipedia) on Trinidad Carnival.
"Totally disgraceful... Referring to beautiful black women as "B*****S" and "H**S... Maybe their mothers are referred to as those words."
Mar 13
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Time to review Road March (Says DOCTOR DOLLY]
"Why....Is it because Kes didn't win?...It's been like this for years and no matter the change it would not please everyone."
Mar 13
Martin Maitland commented on Pan Times's video
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NCC Chairman: Calypso Monarch Final No Longer Part Of Dimanche Gras

"Dimanche Gras was a complete failure if they had 600 they would be lucky. Yes, we understand the show was long but it was filled with unnecessary padding. if they reduce the number of Kings; Queens and Calypso contestants the show would be spot on…"
Mar 9
Martin Maitland replied to Aquil's discussion Panorama 2019; would players be paid? Changing of the guards as old arrangers struggle; Dr. Mia Gormandy exceptional voice for commentary.
"The sampling is getting out of hand and has no relationship or relevance to the song being played. For exampl, what does here comes the bride have to do with Hooking Meh?...or having a classical intro that could never merge flawlessly into soca.…"
Mar 9
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion A message from Trinidad All Stars
"It is hard to please everyone...All Stars had the decancy to apologize...They didn't just say F*** it we not going to turn up...Some people don't recognize class when they see it or read it. Shame on you"
Mar 9
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Just The Facts: The Difference Between Large & Medium Steelband Categories - That ‘Share’ Button
"Let's see if she will challenge Dolley; AS SHE ALREADY made the North Park proposal for 2020. Large is large. Panorama is dead with the influx of the single pan and Beverley's commitments to community pan. What was the expenditure for the…"
Mar 7
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Just The Facts: The Difference Between Large & Medium Steelband Categories - That ‘Share’ Button
"Let's see if she will challenge Dolley; AS SHE ALREADY made the North Park proposal for 2020. Large is large. Panorama is dead with the influx of the single pan and Beverley's commitments to community pan. What was the expenditure for…"
Mar 7
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Carnival Monday on the ROAD with A Brass Band & Etienne Charles
"Congratulations on the nostalgia and keep up the good work, many more will follow."
Mar 7
Martin Maitland liked Pan Times's page Catch Panorama 2019 Live!
Mar 2
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion No Exodus in Carnival city [Like Beverley work Obeah on EXODUS]
"Good on you Bro... Stick to your principles...Got it"
Mar 2
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion No Exodus in Carnival city [Like Beverley work Obeah on EXODUS]
"I'm a bit confused. Was that a decision of the band or was it a declaration from Pan Trinbago? Any way you look at it, I would say it is a shame for the national instrument to be left out. "
Mar 2

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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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