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February 2013 Blog Posts (3)

The Question is:Has panorama music gotten too abstract?

back in the day, if i listen to a panorama tune a few times, i could jump on a pan and play some of the licks, from memory, I know I am getting old, but I still have that ability, I was given a rough track by a jazz band once and my first take was perfect, that was the final take and we only did a second one just for so, I jumped in a panyard and started playing a piece of their panorama tune in Brooklyn, if I go to you tube and listen to calypsoes and panorama tunes I never hear from back…


Added by Sweet Eustace on February 26, 2013 at 3:36am — 33 Comments

Pannist should always honour their fallen comrades

I am from Laventille and my favourite Steel Orchestra is Desperadoes. However, I am not bias; my love is for honesty and PAN over any BAND.  My beloved Desperadoes do not seem to know what is honour, loyalty or appreciation.                                                                                             Mr. Rupert Phillip, a member of Desperadoes since…


Added by Ian Franklin on February 18, 2013 at 7:59pm — 16 Comments

It is only around carnival time we hear so much about pan what about the rest of the year.

It is only around carnival time we hear so much about pan what about the rest of the year. It is time the powers that be begin to make some waves in this country  to have something done for pan and panmen, After all this is our national instrument. the only one created in the 20th century. Let us stand up and begin discussions to have have pan more on the front burner not only at carnival time.Lets join together people and do something for pan in Trinidad and Tobago.

Added by Deborah Thomas on February 8, 2013 at 6:58am — 5 Comments

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