Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Congratulations to all the Steel Orchestras (Large Medium Small Single) Players, Arrangers,Helpers ETC for making Panorama 2015 a successful one.
"Congratulations Trinidad All Stars well done keep on reaching for the Stars
On a lighter note all Arrangers have that special arranging style and sound that they are known for we can go right back to the days of Bertie Marshall, Neville Jules Clive Bradley Jit Samaroo Ray Holman right up to the Present day Boogsie Smooth Professor…Continue
Added by colin phillips on February 21, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments
Can any one of My Pan Brothers or Sisters Come up with a Solution that would make Panorama Finals a Five Hour Show instead of a Nine Hour Show. Panorama Finishing after 4.00am is Beyond Ridiculous.
Added by VALENTINE YOUNG on February 15, 2015 at 3:28am — No Comments
I'm taking this opportunity to say a hearty and public Thank You to my band Merry Tones for at last having the confidence to trust me as arranger for 2015. It was indeed a tough task given the shortness of the season and the few negative influences, which ultimately cost us a place in the Semis. Had we been a stronger force in numbers and talent I'm certain we would have placed higher that 15th. But…Continue
Added by VALENTINE YOUNG on February 1, 2015 at 10:10pm — No Comments
The Panorama Preliminaries Small and Medium is steaming on Talk Radio 91.9fm. I am locked on now.
Mr. Dennis "Tash" Ash is a double second panist in Desperadoes Steel Orchestra since 1961. He is one of the five who played on all 10 of Desperadoes Panorama victories. From 1963 to 2014, Dennis played at 50 of the 52 Panorama Preliminaries and 45 of the 51 Finals. For the older panmen, do you all remember when Desperadoes won the 1965 Prime Minister's Trophy performing the most difficult classical piece at that time, "The Marriage of Figaro?" Those double second men amazed the Queen's…Continue
According to the Trinidad Guardian, Thursday, January 15, 2015, culture minister, Dr. Lincoln Douglas made an oversight when he submitted his 2015 budget allocations to Finance Minister, Larry Howai. He failed to include a $150 million debt which the NCC accrued in 2013. …Continue
Added by Ajamu Nyomba on January 19, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments
As the terrorist drama unfolds in Paris, France, I recall that in the mid-60s there was a competition within Panorama for the best version of the theme song from the war movie: 'Is Paris Burning?' Former Radio Trinidad broadcaster Rodney Webb of 'Town says Paramount' fame use to advertise the competition on his 15-min programme on Sundays. Does anyone remember who had won that competition?
With so many competent female panplayers throughout the land the time is overdue for Steelbands to have their individual "All female stage sides".
e.g "All Stars female stage side", "Phase II female stage side", "Silver Stars female stage side", "Exodus female stage side", " Katzenjammers female stage side", " Bucconeers female stage side" , "Angel Harps female stage side" etc.etc.etc. It is time that the women get…Continue
Lord Blakie sang Steelband Clash in 1954, but the event took place in 1952.The clash in 1959 was with San Juan All Stars and Desperadoes combined with Tokyo by the hospital.There was also another clash between two steelbands on Park Street between Frederich and Park Streets.This was not on a carnival day in the mid 50s. In those days steelbands were allowed on the streets on Discovery Day until the Baseball incident.
Mr. Rudolph Charles, aka Charlo, Trail, The General and The Hammer was honoured by the Head of State of Trinidad and Tobago, President Anthony Carmora. The ceremony took place in St Ann's, Port of Spain on August 31st 2014, which was the 52nd anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago's Independence.
Mr. Charles was awarded with the Chaconia Silver Medal, 29 years after his passing in 1985. His medal was received by his brother, Mr. Kenneth "KC" Charles.
"Charlo" was first a member…Continue
It is with great regret that I announce the death of Earle Phillip, PHI co-inventor and early pioneer of the gospelypso music genre. Earle was not widely known on the steelpan circuit but his love for music and for the instrument knew no bound.
Here's to you Earle. Thanks for the guidance, teaching and motivation. We will fight on to ensure that your dream becomes a reality. May the God, in whom you so fervently believed, give your spirit peace.
Just a taste of Pan on the avenue 2014 I posted to YouTube.
Added by Martin Maitland on September 4, 2014 at 5:10pm — No Comments
The organizers of Pan on D Avenue honoured 12 arrangers of the National Instrument of Trinidad and Tobago on August 23rd 2014. This Pan Parade was first held in 2012.
Because of the late start, the hostess could not mention some of the accomplishments of these 12 arrangers, and some of the awards were not presented on the air. These are some of the language I was looking forward on hearing about three of the arrangers who…Continue
Cinderella’s Dance represents my response to the 2014 panorama in Antigua & Barbuda.
Once upon a time there lived an unhappy, motherless girl with her stepmother and two stepsisters. The stepmother did not like her one little bit because she was prettier than her own two daughters. In fact, the poor girl was prettier…Continue
Added by lester simon on August 11, 2014 at 9:59pm — No Comments
S.N.S.E. threatened via an ultimatum, withdraw your claim or I'll dismiss it...
says The Honorable Justice BOODOOSING, at a shedule hearing last month, where the defense Brian Copeland et al, filed a notice application for an extention of time to file a defense, as they had failed to, prior to the time stipulated by the Court, a rule of Law, which clearly stated, if you fail to file a defense within 28 days of the claim being served on you, Judgment maybe entered against you for the…Continue
Added by Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho on July 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments
As a result of Professor Brian Copeland & The T&T Government revocation of the Cycle of 5ths or 4ths & 5ths technology in the United States, that revocation places the technology in public domain, it means that the public now knows about it, subjection this item to licening, by the original owners S.N.S.E. (St James North stars Steel orchestra Enterprise) therefore; every tuner and or manufacturer the world over, will have to obtain a licenes in order to reproduce or manufacture…Continue