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Father's Day Pan and Kaiso Jazz at Tropical Paradise Ballroom

June 16, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Featuring Vaughnette Bigford, Jazz artiste direct from Trinidad, Victor Provost, Kareem Thompson and musical director, Mr. Frankie McIntosh. Tickets $60.00Early Bird $55.00Group tickets available..See More
May 2
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Father's Day Pan and Kaiso Jazz at Tropical Paradise Ballroom

June 16, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Featuring Vaughnette Bigford, Jazz artiste direct from Trinidad, Victor Provost, Kareem Thompson and musical director, Mr. Frankie McIntosh. Tickets $60.00Early Bird $55.00Group tickets available..See More
Apr 12
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Father's Day Pan and Kaiso Jazz at Tropical Paradise Ballroom

June 9, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Featuring Vaughnette Bigford, Jazz artiste direct from Trinidad, Victor Provost, Kareem Thompson and musical director, Mr. Frankie McIntosh. Tickets $60.00Early Bird $55.00Group tickets available..See More
Apr 10
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2019 Steelband Panorama Semi-Finals: Small conventional steel orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National at Victoria Square, Park Street,

February 16, 2019 at 1pm to February 17, 2019 at 11:45pm
Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama Semi-Finals:  featuring Small, conventional steel orchestras.  Time:  4:00 p.m.  Venue:  Victoria Square, Park Street, Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, W.I.Semi FinalsSMALL-See more at:…See More
Oct 26, 2018
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Brooklyn Pan Jazz at TROPICAL PARADISE BALLROOM

June 19, 2016 from 4pm to 10pm
DFG Promotions, presents for Father's Day,Authentic Pan Jazz in Brooklyn.Featuring Mr. Othello Molineaux and his Bandand Brooklyn's own Mr. Garvin Blake with Sir Frankie McIntosh featuring Ms. Iman Pascall.Utopia Pan Soul will also be performing. Tickets $60.00,  will be on Sale at Tropical Paradise and from any member of DFG Promotions.See More
May 4, 2016
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Brooklyn Pan Jazz at TROPICAL PARADISE BALLROOM

June 19, 2016 from 4pm to 10pm
DFG Promotions, presents for Father's Day,Authentic Pan Jazz in Brooklyn.Featuring Mr. Othello Molineaux and his Bandand Brooklyn's own Mr. Garvin Blake with Sir Frankie McIntosh featuring Ms. Iman Pascall.Utopia Pan Soul will also be performing. Tickets $60.00,  will be on Sale at Tropical Paradise and from any member of DFG Promotions.See More
Mar 29, 2016
ama belfon replied to The New Visionaries's discussion TIMES ARE CHANGING, "PERSONA NON GRATA" THROWN OUT
"Again Bugs you are on point. It must be a inclusive effort of all the stakeholders for a WIN."
Oct 13, 2015
ama belfon replied to The New Visionaries's discussion TIMES ARE CHANGING, "PERSONA NON GRATA" THROWN OUT
"Bugs you are so on Point..."
Oct 13, 2015
ama belfon replied to The New Visionaries's discussion TIMES ARE CHANGING, "PERSONA NON GRATA" THROWN OUT
"Pan before self, however if you Ms. Moore has what it takes to lead; lead you must. I have long talked about a woman leading Pan Trinbago. Unfortunately I do not reside in T&T, or I would have seeking that position:). I say let common sense…"
Oct 13, 2015
ama belfon replied to The New Visionaries's discussion TIMES ARE CHANGING, "PERSONA NON GRATA" THROWN OUT
"WOW...no wonder the state of Pan in Trinidad in such a sad state of going no where. You have a problem with women leading in 2015? "
Oct 13, 2015
ama belfon replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion The upcoming Arrangers for the future are Duvone Stewart and Amrit Samaroo
"A couple years ago Andre White was the new wonder kid on the block. What happened? How quick we are to discard. How quick we are to heap praise. They are all good at what they do. Let us encourage them to continue working to better this art form by…"
Sep 10, 2015
ama belfon replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy birthday to Birch Kelman - master steelpan tuner extraordinaire
"Happy birthday Birch...Blessings and much favor to you always."
Sep 10, 2015
ama belfon replied to Eye4Pan's discussion Utopia Pan Soul Jouver't BBQ 2015!
"See you guys on Saturday."
Aug 21, 2015
ama belfon liked Eye4Pan's discussion Utopia Pan Soul Jouver't BBQ 2015!
Aug 21, 2015
ama belfon replied to Noah's discussion Steel-Pan Bands in Brooklyn Struggle to Find Rehearsal Space - New York Times
"I would really like to hear what the younger ones in the culture have to contribute to what is now happening in Pan Land Brooklyn, USA."
Jul 9, 2015
ama belfon replied to Noah's discussion Steel-Pan Bands in Brooklyn Struggle to Find Rehearsal Space - New York Times
"Every other culture has found a place in this country and this city. It could have been accomplished if the leaders in the early years had vision. No plaster for this wound. It has been ozzing for some time now."
Jul 9, 2015

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Barrel lover, lover of the arts, former member of Utopia Pan Soul Next Generation. would like to set up a Scholarship or Challenge Trophy for young arrangers to Honor my friend and Barrel lover extrordinaire David 'Heshimu' Graham of WACK Radio who passed away earlier this year.Heshi loved PAN, and was excitied about our young people's involvment in the art form. Currently Events Coordinator of New York Pan Stars. Would love to bring this band to the Mecca of Pan Trinbago..Any one out there?

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How do we put a price on the contributions Pan Tuners have made to our culture?

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:42am 36 Comments

I was recently at an event for the Borough Day celebrations in Point-Fortin.  There I witness the treatment of one of our foremost pan tuners; a Chaconia Medal receipient, being turned away at a Pan event. Now I understand that this event was sponsered by a private company, however Pan Trinbago was involved. His name was not on a list by the door, an oversight by the individual who invited him. There were officials from Pan Trinbago at the door and none could vouch for Mr. Kellman, who I am…

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It may just come down to Luck on final night.

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 2:17pm 5 Comments

All bands in the finals, Good Luck! It may just come down to that. Enjoy the moment and represent our culture well. I will be there in spirit. Remember the judges decision is final; you are all winners for your dedication and your effort to keep PAN alive. Many Thanks for your contributions.

No Show at Pan Wvent on Sunday...

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 7:46pm 0 Comments

why was When Steel Talk not at the biggest PAN EVENT of the season on Sunday. The event was hosted by NAS and showcased the talented young pan players of New York.....

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At 6:43pm on May 28, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Yes AMA; Y NOT ?

At 9:54am on May 25, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Ms.Belfon; your ( gist / wondering, ) is the answer which SAY'S IT ALL...

At 8:44pm on May 25, 2010, robert greenidge said…
thanks very much, whenever i am doing a show there i will let whensteel talks know and all my friends and fans can attend
i like the c d too it grows on you every time its played
thanks
robert G
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At 9:50pm on September 9, 2009, ama belfon said…
congrats to all the talented individuals in the 2009 panorama. You all are winners. thank you for the didication and hard work that made for another successful show...a pity that WIADCA saw it fit to take away that wonderful atmostphere of being on the drag at the Savannah by leaving all bands outside ...the issue they say is space....OK

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