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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…

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…

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Added by colin phillips on February 21, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Panorama Finals Too Long

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

Thank You Merry Tones

 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…

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Added by merrytonestothebone on February 2, 2015 at 6:14pm — 6 Comments

Skiffle Most Musical.

With all due Respect to the Bands that Played in the Large Bands National Semi Finals. I think that The Skiffle Playing Ray Holman "Celebration" was the Most Musical Piece Played. Just My Opinion.

Added by VALENTINE YOUNG on February 1, 2015 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Snowflakes On Steel

Last night I went to an awesome pan show in Toronto put on by the Pan Arts Network. There were four bands, Gemini Pan Groove, Panatics, Pan Fantasy and Afropan playing songs like Ol' Man River, All of Me, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and I Believe I Can Fly. The pan performances were punctuated by unforgettable vocal performances, and drumming and dance displays. The Pan Pioneer Award was presented to Layne Clarke and the Woman in Pan Award was presented to Eulinice Clarke. The M.C., Itah Sadu… Continue

Added by Lennox Borel on January 26, 2015 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Panorama Prelims Small and Medium on Talk Radio 91.1fm

The Panorama Preliminaries Small and Medium is steaming on Talk Radio 91.9fm. I am locked on now.

Added by Ian Franklin on January 23, 2015 at 6:05pm — 4 Comments

Happy Birthday to Dennis "Tash" Ash performer at 45 Panorara Finals

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…

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Added by Ian Franklin on January 22, 2015 at 5:06pm — 5 Comments

Another $150 million?

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. …

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Added by Ajamu Nyomba on January 19, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

'Is Paris burning?'

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?

Added by Haydn Murray on January 9, 2015 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

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 femal…

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…

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Added by Neil Lambie on October 21, 2014 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

Lord Blakie sang Steelband Clash in 1954, but the event took place in 1952[51].The clash in 1959 was with San Juan All Stars and Desperadoes combined with Tokyo by the hospital.

Lord Blakie sang Steelband Clash in 1954, but the event took place in 1952[51].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.

Teddy Pinheiro

Added by EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO on September 14, 2014 at 9:43pm — 9 Comments

Mr. Rudolph "Charlo" Charles was honoured posthumously with the Chaconia Silver Medal

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…

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Added by Ian Franklin on September 13, 2014 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

PHI co-inventor Earle Phillip has passed away

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.



Brian Copeland…

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Added by Brian Copeland on September 8, 2014 at 1:19am — 1 Comment

Pan On D'Avenue 2014

Pan On D'Avenue 2014

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

First Steel band to Win Panorama with Two Drummers and Two Conductors.

D'Radoes has Created History by Becoming the First Steel band to Win a Panorama with Two Set of Drums and Two Conductors. Well Done D'radoes.

Added by VALENTINE YOUNG on September 1, 2014 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Arrangers honoured at Pan on D Avenue, #3

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…

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Added by Ian Franklin on August 24, 2014 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

Cinderella's Dance by Dr. Lester Hazlewood-Simon

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…

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Added by lester simon on August 11, 2014 at 9:59pm — No Comments

EXPOSING a Threath via an Ultimatum...

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…

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Added by Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho on July 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Licening

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…

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Added by Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho on July 7, 2014 at 11:02pm — 16 Comments

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