"Out of pain this culture was born”
The above quote from David Rudder’s kaiso, Dedication, a magnificent Praise Song to Pan, sets the scene for understanding how and why Pan arose and developed. The story of Pan is a narrative of pain and of triumph. It is a story of the fierce contestation taking place in the cultural gayelle between the Canboulay (Cannes Brûlées) and the Mardi Gras – a reflection of the class struggle that has raged from the post-Cédula genesis… Continue
Added by Gerry Kangalee on May 2, 2009 at 10:38am —
REQUIEM FOR PANORAMA
Words of a Soothsayer
Be wary of the side effects of Panorama……Last year I wrote about Panorama in a mood of reminiscence, the big yard, grass track, dust in yuh face, North and South Panorama, Thursday night semi finals etc. and the fact that sooner or later, Panorama, and the monster it has become, will inevitably send all bands into extinction, as is the case with those from the Southern region. This region had more than enough steel bands, players… Continue
Added by Tony Blackman on April 29, 2009 at 3:03pm —
I wanted to make an announcement that the NIU Steelband is having a concert this Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm cst. If you can't make it to DeKalb to hear this group live, you can watch a live stream of it at:
I will also try to embed it into this post, so everyone can hopefully see it right here. You won't want to miss this concert, it will be… Continue
Added by Matt Potts on April 25, 2009 at 12:00am —
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL WHAT IS GOING WITH PAN IN NEW YORK ? AFTER PANORAMA ( WHICH IS ONE NITE FOR 10 MINS) THERE IS NOTTING GOING ON FOR PAN OR PAN LOVERS ,THESE PEOPLE IN CHARGE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN & LET PEOPLE WITH NEW ENERGY & IDEAS TAKE OVER BEFORE IT'S TO LATE
Added by colin sharpe on April 18, 2009 at 7:10pm —
Don't miss the 7th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest, May 8-10, 2009 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This year's events include our interactive steel band workshop featuring clinicians Alan Lightner, Tom Miller and Jeff Narell, adjudicated performances from 20 steel bands from around USA and the CLICO Sforzata Steel Orchestra from Trinidad and Tobego! Call 757-282-2823 for more information and to register. We'll see you at the beach!
Added by Dave Longfellow on April 9, 2009 at 11:38am —
OK ..This is something where everyone can participate...'Montreal International Steelpan Festival' is held on June 27th and 28th 2009. The Panorama Competition ( Steelpan Olympics) is held on the 28th June. In our Fund raising efforts "Steelpan Plus" Franchise Steelpan music stores in Montreal & Toronto is doing a raffle on our behalf of a
HIGH QUALITY SOPRANO PAN plus
SOPRANO PAN CASE plus
SOPRANO PAN STAND plus
SOPRANO PAN STICKS plus
STEELPAN TEXT BOOK (Poco a… Continue
Added by Salah Wilson on April 1, 2009 at 12:35am —
I had a great time in Trinidad with my brother Norman and friends. Norman played
Double Seconds with the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra - a long awaited dream came true. Most of this year I spent with Desperadoes, it seemed that anywhere I went I ended back with Desperadoes. Robert Greenidge's arrangement of 'Pan Redemption' was great, and the band is full of so much love, it was a real pleasure to be with the band for the whole season.
To View Pictures… Continue
Added by Mighty Jamma on March 30, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Time to learn music Theory and become musically literate. I have the tools to assist in this process contact me for more info or send me an email < firstname.lastname@example.org > visit my website < www.steelpanplus.com >
Steelpan Activist and Author : Salah A. Wilson
These are my books;
1. "Steelpan Playing With Theory" - A comprehensive 400 page Steelpan text book that begins from
scratch all the way up to university concepts including introduction to the Jazz… Continue
Added by Salah Wilson on March 17, 2009 at 7:50pm —
Yes you can minister and share the culture to prisons, and youth and bring the gospel of peace & salvation which is in Jesus Christ.
Added by Chaz Russell on March 3, 2009 at 8:18am —
Are there any steel bands and steel band players out there who are willing to participate in our panorama this July (2009) in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
I am looking forward to chatting with some of you. Call 780-421-7800 and leave a message or Fax: 780-421-8931.
Added by Cariwest Caribean Festival on February 24, 2009 at 1:06am —
So...I'm stuck here in this COLD country. Some of my band members have gone to Trinidad for the Carnival, more so for the Panorama (The Greatest Steelpan Show On Earth). I hope to ease my sadness by catching the finals tonight on the web. [side bar:drupee, play a sweet chord for me!!!]
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but missing Panorama WILL kill me!
Added by Suzette on February 21, 2009 at 12:39pm —
I'm impressed by the way you look at Bradley, it's like he's still here with us. No R.I.P. for Braddos pan people just love having him around, I think that's so kool. Just an observation
Added by Cecil Hinkson on February 19, 2009 at 7:53pm —
Amrit Samaroo, son of composer/steel band arranger extraordinaire, Dr. Jit Samaroo said that he is treating his 2009 panorama arrangement for the Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra, a song entitled Dr. Jit, (composed and sung by Winston “The Original DeFosto Himself” Scarborough) as a celebration of his father’s contribution to the Renegades, the national panorama competition and to the music of Trinidad and Tobago in general. According to young Samaroo, the arrangement features quotations from his… Continue
Added by Michael Marcano on February 18, 2009 at 8:20am —
Renegades’ 2009 Panorama offering—A son’s tribute to his father:
Amrit Samaroo, son of composer/steel band arranger extraordinaire, Dr. Jit Samaroo said that he is treating his 2009 panorama arrangement for the Bp Renegades Steel Orchestra, a song entitled Dr. Jit that was composed and sung by Winston (The Original DeFosto) Scarborough, as a celebration of his father’s contribution to the Renegades, the national panorama competition and to the music of Trinidad and Tobago in general.… Continue
Added by Michael Marcano on February 17, 2009 at 12:27pm —
folks at Trinidad Panorama on Sat Feb 21, 09, be sure to hold on to your ticket stubs as a genuine Liz Mannette piece will be the door prize. We are contributing a sterling silver bass pan bracelet - can be for men or women - at the show.
Our way to reward all those die-hard pan patrons.
Everyone else listening online..I'm working on creating an online gift as well.
Added by Liz Mannette Inc. on February 17, 2009 at 12:05pm —
Lord Kitchener's Appreciation Day on February 11, 2011
All Steelpan Players perform these songs.
Pan In A Minor and Pan in the 21st Century
Added by Hameed Shaqq on February 16, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Anyone has been listening to TnTPanRadio.com and have issues with static noise coming through their speakers?
I have been listening to the Panorama semi finals for large bands, on TnTPanRadio.com, and felt those recordings are pan yard generated, does anyone agree?
Added by Trevor Michael on February 13, 2009 at 11:12pm —
Results of the Preliminary Round are available at: http://www.doxtop.com/Browse/f4dbd14f/national-junior-panorama-09-preliminaries-results.aspx
Added by Pan In The Classroom Project Unit on February 13, 2009 at 12:05am —
I am writing you this letter in appreciation of the hard work and dedication that the people of Trinidad and Tobago have put into the development of our national instrument. I have mentioned to Mr. Lashley our High Commission in Toronto about organizing an all steelband event on August 31 2012 to commemorate our 50th year of independence by performing the National Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago as a tribute to our Cultural Heritage and our gift to the World. The Steelpan…
Added by Hameed Shaqq on February 8, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Global - He was simply the world's greatest steelpan music arranger. Moreover, he was the one the titans of pan bowed to. This was his stage, his arena, his moment. This was his time. Panorama was "Bradley Time." Master arranger Clive Bradley, more so than any other, shaped and elevated the music and theatre of the panorama as we know it.
We revisit a musical examination of some of the Master's works by one of the most respected and gifted music talents out of the Caribbean. Frankie… Continue
Added by Pan Times on February 2, 2009 at 9:30am —