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sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Martin "Dougie" Douglas - president of CrossFire Steel Orchestra has passed
"Gone but not forgotten bro.There were d dys by St James Cross Fire,the original band,learning 2 dance Fireman with "Horse " & d other guys;playing football(soccer) on d Poor House grounds,joining Blue Stars,now Power Stars,playing 4…"
11 hours ago
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion From Classical to Soca -- Famlay
"hi Johanna. Doing great.love d way u r maturing as an artist & daring 2 experiment with d T&T musical genre"
Friday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF MICHEAL "SCOBIE" JOSEPH..
"Condolences to Malomo & d Joseph clan & d entire Southern Marines pan family including Charles Sooknanan who is a close friend of family & band.i know u would like 2 b here,but covid 19 keeping u away."
Friday
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion New Home For Desperadoes Steel Orchestra
"Claude,when I was growing up in St James,pan was a yr round thing. D panyard was d focal point 4 all d yths.It was d place 2 lime,roast breadfruit,huff somebody chicken that strayed & cook it,also gamble or just play cards.My uncle was a …"
Feb 25
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion New Home For Desperadoes Steel Orchestra
"I am very glad 4 this.But why it is d Gov't that always have 2 bail out everybody.What happen 2 their sponsors. What is d band's input? It would b difficult 4 them 2 refuse 2 help another steelband in need in d future.I fed up with people…"
Feb 21
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Steel drums to ring out at Huddersfield Carnival thanks to Birkby pupils
"My take on this is that if the school really sees pan as so important,it should make an effort to keep d pans by providing adequate space 4 them 2 b housed.I am sure d equipment was kept there b4,but now something else has become more important so…"
Feb 1
sherman allison fyfe commented on Joel Devonish's video
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Correct Posture, How To Hold the Sticks and the Correct Techniques for Playing the Steel Pan

"very good instructions,but 2 me the stick should not go beyond your 2nd finger.In other words,should not touch d middle finger.Nevertheless good instructions"
Jan 19
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to the legendary Emmanuel “Jack” Riley - December 25
"think he good on a tenor,u should hear him on a 2nd.MY best 2 u Pan Maestro. Belated birth anniversary greetings.GOD bless"
Dec 26, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Bugs's discussion Panorama 2019 in Tobago must be a success
"Every yr previously.at least 4 bands came from Tobago 4 d Medium band & Large band finals.As far as I heard d cost was prohibitive+ d logistics. i can't c carrying about 10 to 15 bands 2 Tobago is going 2 b any easier.It was written in d…"
Dec 23, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Ace pan arranger Duvone Stewart is calling for the national instrument to be mandatory in the school curriculum
"Claude don't blame d arrangers,blame PAN TRINBAGO. We have been telling them 4 yrs 2 resist those who want 2 introduce all these classical components,eg dynamics,into d music.My contention is,we played a lot of classical music as our bomb tune…"
Dec 14, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Ace pan arranger Duvone Stewart is calling for the national instrument to be mandatory in the school curriculum
"This is d very reason I was told that Ellie Mannette left Trinidad. He approached the then Gov't 2 have pan in schools & was turned down, but with d same type of offer from  the U S ,he left. Everyone knows d rest of d story. 2 c we…"
Dec 14, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Fears of gang violence, steelband takes refuge at Savannah
"Imagine a steelband running from gang violence. The wheel has certainly turned.The former cause of gang violence is doing its utmost to avoid it"
Dec 14, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"We have 2 b ring back d steelpan music festival only then will present day panmen understand that fast passages can b played softly, bcause d music will demand it"
Nov 24, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Are steelpan players HITTING the pan too hard?
"This has always been a problem. I remember Ellie pelting A BREADFRUIT AT  a fellow named Mackie 4 hitting d pan too hard. This was in d early 60s in Invaders. It has 2 do with training. Most players r not trained. They r shown a piece of music…"
Nov 20, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Funeral arrangements for pan tuner Patrick Worrell aka "Bele"
"offered my condolences already. Just to add, he also tuned 4 T'dad All Stars"
Nov 18, 2019
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Junior Phase II band launched
"Long overdue. U know how many top players & arrangers "Boogsie" & phase 2 have spawned. D likes of Yohan Chuckaree,ex POS mayor Keiron, Etienne Charles. He played pan b4 he opted 4 d trumpet & numerous others"
Nov 16, 2019

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learned to play pan with Invadersmwritten 4 books on pan playing techniques,run a pan school, taught music&pan at anumber of schools in tt,just written new book on the saga of the steelband,player,arranger,worksmostly nowwith churches &gospel groups

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PAN TRINBAGO TELEPHONES

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 11:17am 3 Comments

I have been trying to reach Pan Trinbago by telephone since last week. These are the numbers I have; 623 4486, 625 3556, & 623 6831. These are for the Head Office. The East Zone where I am located gave me 2 numbers, 369 6437 & 337 5095. All these numbers are out of service. This is the WORLD governing body for steelpan Really? Should I continue to be a member of this organization? Given all the other ills that have been aired publicly over the past several months. There are those who…

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I read recently where someone said Ray Holman is not being hired by any band. There's a RUMOUR that he will be back at STARLIFT 2018. Let's wait and see.

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 9:47am 0 Comments

I read recently where someone said Ray Holman is not being hired by any band. There's a RUMOUR that he will be back at STARLIFT 2018. Let's wait and see.

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PAN AM NORTH STARS BOOK

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 9:37pm 6 Comments

 I just learned that a fellow by the name of CYRIL MATTHEWS, not sure of his first name just recently published a book about North Stars. He is said to be from upper Bournes Road in St.James, P O S. He claims he played with North Stars and knows Tony well.I want to know if JJJ knows this fellow and why he allowed him to write his book before him. I been telling JJJ for years write the history, he kept hemming and hoaring, dilly dallying, now look wha happen. I hatta buy this man book. JJJ…

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random thoughts

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 3:40am 2 Comments

I just saw where a woman trying to disrupt some groups preparations for the Labour Day parade. This will always happen because our people don't publicise  the value and importance of our events. The labour parade puts millions of dollars in revenue in the coffers of NYC.Pan in particular helps keep a lot of people from mischief Music is one of the intelligences and especially with youth improves the operation of the brain, Concerning my new book I didn't give any details, but I will do so…

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