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Music businessman and iRADIO.tt founder Nigel A. Campbell is focused on expanding the appeal of Island Music globally via new media, live performance and distribution. Read my blog at http://www.iradio.tt/blog

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Carnival Stories: Panorama is Carnival in rhythm and motion*

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 3:40pm 1 Comment

"Passion, precision, percussion. The panman dedicates sleepless nights and countless hours to memorizing arrangements of calypsos for competition, the Panorama. The necessity for that element of competition in Carnival is still being debated." Photo © 1997, Cyan Studios Ltd. Excerpted from the book, Return to Kairi: A…


Panorama and Politics: The State and Steelband¹

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 10:55am 0 Comments

(Part 1 of a T&T Guardian series on Panorama)

The annual ritual of the steelband Panorama competition has begun in Trinidad and Tobago, and continues apace through the stages culminating on Carnival Saturday with the finals. With the financial cutbacks across the board in all areas of the economy including Carnival, there is a…


Contemplating genius one panyard at a time

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 6:00am 4 Comments

How can one contemplate genius? How does one recognise that savant quality in gifted musicians? Here in the “Third World” of foreigners' fantasies, the reputations of communities have been placed on the shoulders of political giants, on the shoulders of criminals, on the shoulders of cricket captains and steelpan arrangers. For this Carnival 2015, I ventured to gather that magic of the urban panyard as a locus for creativity, for communality, for a congregation of the curious at the…


An American in Paradise: The sense of Belonging of Andy Narell

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 2:00pm 89 Comments

American pannist and composer Andy Narell is an iconoclast who fearlessly challenges the narrow definitions of acceptable pan music. He is global, and his usefulness as an ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument is tainted by suspicion long held by panmen and the steel pan fraternity in general here. It may be an attitude of his own making. Long held…


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At 11:33am on May 4, 2012, Gary Gibson said…


I'm not sure of which review it is, but it is probably one of the ones below. It would require going to those sites and searching  in order to find it. Since liner notes are generally attributed to the artist, I just didn't want anyone thinking that I wrote that about myself. But perhaps that wouldn't happen anyway. Thanks.

Percussive Notes Magazine, Terry O’Mahoney, August, 2006, on “Yahboy!”

Entertainment.inuk.com, 2006, Elizabeth Jacobsen, on “Yahboy!”

Jazzreview.com, 2006, Dr. Ana Isabel Ordonez on “Yahboy!”

Trinidad Guardian, July, 2006, Mr. Muzik on “Yahboy!”

Ink19.com, March, 2006, Kyrby Raine on “Yahboy!”

Ejazznews, September, 2003, John Kelman on “CounterMelodies”

Jazzreview.com, 2002, Wendy Ross on “CounterMelodies”

Jazzreview.com, 2002, David Bender on “CounterMelodies”

Jazzreview.com, 2000, Lee Prosser on “My Two Cents”



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