Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
ANYONE REMEMBERED WHO PORTRAYED 'BEAUTY IN PERPETUITY'.?????? .I THINK IT WAS AT KING OFTHE BANDS COMPETITION.
ONE OF THE GREATEST I HAVE EVER SEEN......
Mr.Hoyte I will not dispute Donald's portfolio. I opine he placed psychics
and panmen on the proletariat, but then, I could be wrong again.
It has been a great pleasure hearing from you, sir, It is an honor and a blessing to meet a sage.
Peace and power.
Added by Allan Gibson on March 27, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments
What's that sound? Mummy what's that sound?
Those were my words at the age of four (or so my mother told me) while tugging excitedly on her skirt. Even before she explained it to me I knew I wanted to know more about steelpan music. Every year during Carnival I waited for when the bands passed. I begged my mother to let me join one but she wouldn't because of the late practice hours. Luckily, at 13…Continue
One day in my yard in Rose Hill, Laventille, I was practising the tune Mambo Jambo on a tenor pan. A voice screamed
"Allan I don't want any panbeating in this yard!!!". The man was The Honorable (sic) Donald Granado, PNM's Minister of
Education ---what a paradox!!!.
A few days after I was practising with our newly-formed band led by Winthrop Thomas. At one point, the band stopped
playing abruptly and the players were laughing. I turned around and saw my…Continue
I am going out of my mind trying to figure out how on earth can anyone reach the idea of making the prize for the King/Queen of Carnival, the same as that for the Panorama Champion.
As I see it, some calypsonians write and sing their own stuff, while others just sing the lyrics of others. Therefore, you are dealing with one performer/individual.
A steelband, whether small, medium or large, is a BAND ----many individuals.
When you consider a piece of music…Continue
Southern Marines Steelband Foundation’s 2011 Panorama season was a success when compared to the last four years. After a long drought a little rain came. We were able to come into the National Small bands Panorama finals, and place third out of eleven participants. That is good, thanks to the hard work of the arrangers, the support crew around the yard, the players who dedicated time for nightly practice over the long season, the cooperation of their parents and…Continue
Added by Gerry Kangalee on March 20, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments
The steel pan still fascinates me as an industrial musical instrument that has the potential to be as commonplace as the electric guitar or portable electronic keyboard. Portability, short learning curve relative to traditional music learning experience, and ease of manufacture seem to be the factors that make the two aforementioend so popular. Some recent innovations by…Continue
Let's hear it for Pan Times/WST.
I don't know about you guys, but I think that one of the most significant developments in the steelband world in modern times has been the development of the internet, and particularly, of Pan on the net, Pan Times, When Steel Talks or whatever they choose to call themselves.
Their role in promoting steelband culture around the world has been invaluable.
Their impact on this year's panorama is undeniable, from providing up to date…