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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
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
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
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
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion A Panorama Question - How can there be a discrepancy of 28 points between two judges?
"Judges have different tastes & prefer certain styles to others. I have had a judge comment on a tune I did where she said a certain part sounded lovely but was not relevant to d tune when all I did was play d melody with elongated notes on d…"
Nov 16
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is "THE IRON" dead (or dying) in the MODERN STEELBAND?
"I don't hear anybody saying that about the trumpet ,trombone, violin etc. No electronically devised sound could better d original instrument. The problem is that no microphones have been specifically developed  to capture the true sound of…"
Nov 12
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion A Moment in Pan - Honoring All Pan Tuners - Yesterday and Today November 7
"Thank u guys. Now that u've said it Baylay is WORRELL. Is Rudolph King ,"W0lf",Broko Jordan isMadman's brother isn't he? I think Lennox Jordqn is Madman's son. He's d one in Australia"
Nov 12
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion A Moment in Pan - Honoring All Pan Tuners - Yesterday and Today November 7
"While I was writing my wife called from NYC so I had to stop but thanks 4 bringing them up. We also have Roland "Dinners" Inniss, "Big" Jim MC lean,Leslie Jordan, "Madman" Jordan,Lennox Jordan,"Yoyo"George…"
Nov 10
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion A Moment in Pan - Honoring All Pan Tuners - Yesterday and Today November 7
"Some tuners I have not seen mentioned r Jim St Rose,Julian"Tommy" Crichlow, Emannuel Thorpe, Sterling Betancourt,"Wolf' king,Rupert "Shadow" Nathaniel,Harper, Sonny Roach,Mikey Enoch,Ronald Matthews,Terrance Frederick"
Nov 9
sherman allison fyfe replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEVERLEY RAMSAY MOORE.
"Happy birth anniversary Madam President"
Nov 9
sherman allison fyfe replied to Russell Providence's discussion AGM AGENDA
"I agree totally with RP. But if u check d tenor of Madame Ramsey's words u will realise it's more about stimulating d Tobago economy than making Pan Trinbago viable & efficient. They could get away with it bcause the govt underwriting…"
Nov 5
sherman allison fyfe shared Russell Providence's discussion on Facebook
Nov 5
sherman allison fyfe replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to the legendary Len “Boogsie” Sharpe - October 28
"enjoy your special day " pan wizard""
Oct 29
sherman allison fyfe replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is SOLO HARMONITES a TOWN BAND? I am looking at the PAUCITY of PANORAMA WINNERS from OUTSIDE OF TOWN!!!
"harmonites is in d east zone of pan trinbago"
Sep 24

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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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