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Why Goddard Succeeded And All Others Keep Failing (Stay Message Focused, Now.)

Good Tuesday morning to All: We should all be familiar with the numerous individuals and groups who entered the arena claiming to want to "do something for pan". (Boogsie) From Arnold to Ramsey-Moore, neither of these current or former presidents of the steelbands' association (Pan Trinbago) have ever come remotely close to the long list of successes of the "Godfather" of the Steelband Movement, George "Sonny" Goddard. As Co-Founder of steelbands' major event, Panorama, Goddard's long list…

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Added by Panicle USA, LLC on February 23, 2021 at 10:45am — No Comments

What Didn't Work - Corruption From Deep Within.

Tomorrow, I suggest what may work. But for now, understand that these are corrupt men of ill will. The former president dared relay a threat to me, and had my mother very concerned in 2014. At Roger Israel's office, while on speakerphone, the rogue ex-leader would engage in an expletive-filled rant, telling the (then) permanent secretary to "DON'T GIVE DEM GODDARD BOYS NOTHING!", in our attempts to get help with the town hall meeting. (Yeah; we got nothing. lol.) And, all this while he…

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Added by Panicle USA, LLC on February 18, 2021 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Ash Wednesday Message - The Camel and The Rich Man: Pick One.

I admit; I am no Christian, but then again neither was the thief who allegedly was offered "everlasting life". I admit; I am neither Jesus Christ, nor a thief, but I am able to recognize which "camps" people belong to ('scuse the grammar). How? BY THEIR WORKS! (Caps, for emphasis.) I know that some people have the ability and skills to serve two (or more) "masters" -- God, Devil, good, evil -- and, today becomes earmarked as the day some return to their "Christianity", having served the…

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Added by Panicle USA, LLC on February 17, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Black History Month - Pan-Africanism And The Connecting Of The Steel Drum/Steelpan To Black History

Pan-Africanism And The Connecting Of The Steel Drum/Steelpan To Black History

Most people with a basic knowledge of the history of the steel drum/steelpan/pan, have no…

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Added by Panicle USA, LLC on February 2, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Passing of Cyril Darceuil

Cyril%20Darceuil%20.jpgThe Passing of Cyril Darceuil

The sun has set on the physical presence of a Casablanca Icon. On Christmas day Cyril Dareuil at 92 years quietly ceased to be part of our physical space. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a contributor to the musical experience of the Casablanca Steelband. His slim sartorial presence was accentuated…

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Added by Selwyn Henry on December 29, 2020 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Helping Shape Lives

I am asking for your help to raise money to support students in Trinidad that don't have access to a proper e-learning device. Here is a facebook fundraiser that I have going with more information. Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/418095295993745/10223676468235347/?thank_you

Added by The Steelpan Store on December 1, 2020 at 12:46am — No Comments

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

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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 ???

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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

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Watch meh…

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

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