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THE BURIAL OF BOU-COU-MEH

Somebody shout "They Kill Bou-Cou-Meh, Oh God He Dead! He Dead!"

The warfare between two rival gangs Tokyo from Marabunta territory and Desperadoes was not anticipated to culminate in murder, but it did, after months of rioting for turf and prestige with the occasional buss-head and cutlass slashes, in this instance, in this clash, a dagger made from the fabled Stingray poisonous bone, found a home in the heart of Bou-Cou-Meh. He lay there on the pavement bleeding out as…

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Added by Winston Andrews on September 23, 2020 at 6:19pm — 4 Comments

Passing of Dr Anthony Achong

The UWI Community mourns the passing of Dr Anthony Achong who passed away on June 29, 2020. DR Achong was an academic who devoted much of his research to steelpan technology.



He began his academic career in UWI Mona in 1970 where he started as a Part-Time Tutor in 1970 and then worked his way up to become a Lecturer in Physics in 1975 where he…

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Added by Brian Copeland on September 20, 2020 at 12:11am — 2 Comments

Music Loses A Musician

Anthony%20Pascal%20-%20R.I.P.docx

Added by Roy Pascal on August 26, 2020 at 8:41am — No Comments

"Music While We're Inside Free Concert XXIV"

Don't forget to register by clicking on the link below for "Music While We're Inside Free Concert XXIV" to catch Sean & Ruby duet performance featuring spoken word by Ruby accompanied by Sean on double seconds steel drums & drums.

Date: Sun, August 23, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

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Added by Sean Thomas on August 22, 2020 at 9:28am — No Comments

When Jordan Played

When Jordan Played

A poem inspired by the music of jazz pianist Irving "Duke" Jordan

Words - Ruby Boddie
Voicing - Ruby Boddie
Steelpan accompanist - Sean Thomas

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfn8VNnrHk4&t=2s

Added by Sean Thomas on August 16, 2020 at 8:04pm — No Comments

A Liturgy for Abbey (Remembering Abbey Lincoln)

A poem remembering Abbey Lincoln, poet & jazz vocalist

Words - Ruby Boddie

Voicing - Ruby Boddie & Sean Thomas

Drums - …

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Added by Sean Thomas on August 9, 2020 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

"Orisha Love Is"

"Orisha Love Is"

An Ode to Anika
Words - Ruby Boddie 
Voicing - Ruby Boddie
Steelpan accompanist - Sean Thomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guw9iMhNGwI

Added by Sean Thomas on August 2, 2020 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Reilly Digital Series

Reilly Digital Series: https://www.reillyartscenter.com/live/

Thursday, May 7, 2020 -…

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Added by Sean Thomas on May 6, 2020 at 9:40pm — No Comments

The Sean Thomas Quartet

Friday, April 17, 2020 | 7:00 PM | The Sean Thomas Quartet

The Sean Thomas Quartet will present a STAY at HOME repertoire for all to enjoy.

The repertoire will touch on selections by Stevie Wonder, Sonny Rollins, Bob Marley, Duke Jordon & Miles Davis performed by a cast that's passionate about making music. The Quartet features Kayton Lane…

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Added by Sean Thomas on April 13, 2020 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Mona Goddard's Power of Attorney Letter (Notarized) and Copyright Disclaimer (Signed)

Click on the following links. In this time of Lent, it may be a good time to clean up your act, and end your disobeying of the "Commandments". I know I have. May you be governed accordingly, and judged according to your own works.

George D. Goddard. …

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Added by Panicle USA, LLC on March 1, 2020 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Cease And Desist Letter To Jeremy G. de Barry - Second Notice

TO JEREMY DE BARRY: Mr. de Barry, this is a second notice, that you remove all content of the book,"Forty Years In The Steelbands, 1939-1979" by George "Sonny" Goddard, (ISBN 9781854650344). You continue to violate my mother's rights as the copyright owner. I verified with her that she never gave anyone, you included, permission to reproduce the book. This is what she wrote and is in the process of notarizing:

Tuesday January 21, 2020

DISCLAIMER…

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Added by Panicle USA, LLC on February 5, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Pan Teachers of Yesterday

PA N  _ _ _

Has come a long way

But do you know::

How we got where we are today ???

++

The Boys 

Didn’t read music

So how did they teach it???

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Well, listen up -  Listen up

Ah go tell you today

CHORUS

Watch "meh" hand boy

Ah, say watch meh hand!! (ping ping ping pong ) 

Ah doing it slow --- For you to understand Boy

----

Watch meh…

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Added by Henry Miller on December 28, 2019 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Back Home For Carnival

It was Carnival Monday

I wasn't Jumping up in de Band

I was playing Spectator

Hugging up "may" partner Worman

When this old girlfriend Spot me

And - Darling "before meh head could ah tun"

She "start" bathing in powder

And drag me in de band -

Singing (CHORUS)

C1

Doh tell me you can't remember

When all ah we used to run

Doh tell me you can't remember

Darling - Dem days was real - "real"…

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Added by Henry Miller on December 27, 2019 at 1:49pm — No Comments

The Golden Years Of Pan

V1,

Tell Me Again & Again

Please Help Me Understand,

The Evaluation

Of The Steel Pan

Those Stories Told

Of Days Of Old

Really Fascinate Me

So Ah To Ask "May" Granny

Who Sat Me Down & Explained Me

    -CHORUS-

(pick-up) Son, It Was        

IT Was Pan Better Pan-

Man Better Man -

Band Better Band

(Sub Chorus)

Lord Help You

If You Touch We Flag…

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Added by Henry Miller on December 20, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Podcast: Island Jazz Chat with Rudy Smith

A podcast featuring conversations with Caribbean jazz and pan jazz musicians based in the islands and the diaspora. [LINK HERE]…

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Added by Nigel Campbell on December 8, 2019 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Please be advised

Tuition available as well...

Added by merrytonestothebone on November 3, 2019 at 10:32am — No Comments

Why I support Pan Trinbago’s Tobago initiative , and other thoughts

I happen to believe that the steelband is our most valuable cultural asset , capable of attracting foreign tourists to Trinidad and Tobago to experience the best steelband environment in the world , and even capable of encouraging them to consider purchasing a pan from the world's best steelpan makers on their departure.
Since Panorama is the major focus of steelbands today , such an…
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Added by Glenroy R Joseph on October 15, 2019 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

CAZIQ MUSIC

What is the situation re The CAZIQ Music  to  which DESPERADOES had aligned themselves ?

Added by C. Dalrymple on September 5, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

THE 5 DECADES OF PANORAMA IN BROOKLYN

The first Panorama in Brooklyn was held in 1972, and on August 31st, 2019 was the 45th in the 5 decades. The winning arrangers & bands:

1972<>TROPICANS with DENZIL "Belt" BOTUS

1973<>PAN MASTERS with DAVE LA BARRIE

1974 Panorama was rained out

1975<>BROOKLYNAIRES with LEON STERLING

1976<>EXIBITS with ANTHONY LYNCH

1977<>MOODS with LEN "Boogsie" SHARPE

1978<>SATISFIERS with TREVOR KING

1979 and…

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Added by Ian Franklin on September 3, 2019 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

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