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Podcast: Island Jazz Chat with Rudy Smith

A podcast featuring conversations with Caribbean jazz and pan jazz musicians based in the islands and the diaspora. [LINK HERE]…

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Added by Nigel Campbell on December 8, 2019 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Please be advised

Tuition available as well...

Added by merrytonestothebone on November 3, 2019 at 10:32am — No Comments

Why I support Pan Trinbago’s Tobago initiative , and other thoughts

I happen to believe that the steelband is our most valuable cultural asset , capable of attracting foreign tourists to Trinidad and Tobago to experience the best steelband environment in the world , and even capable of encouraging them to consider purchasing a pan from the world's best steelpan makers on their departure.
Since Panorama is the major focus of steelbands today , such an…
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Added by Glenroy R Joseph on October 15, 2019 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

CAZIQ MUSIC

What is the situation re The CAZIQ Music  to  which DESPERADOES had aligned themselves ?

Added by C. Dalrymple on September 5, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

THE 5 DECADES OF PANORAMA IN BROOKLYN

The first Panorama in Brooklyn was held in 1972, and on August 31st, 2019 was the 45th in the 5 decades. The winning arrangers & bands:

1972<>TROPICANS with DENZIL "Belt" BOTUS

1973<>PAN MASTERS with DAVE LA BARRIE

1974 Panorama was rained out

1975<>BROOKLYNAIRES with LEON STERLING

1976<>EXIBITS with ANTHONY LYNCH

1977<>MOODS with LEN "Boogsie" SHARPE

1978<>SATISFIERS with TREVOR KING

1979 and…

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Added by Ian Franklin on September 3, 2019 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

.. I have an interview with Bobby Mohammed  june 2019..-45mins..on his story of Guiness Cavaliers..also mp4 recordings of Melody mas, 67, St Thomas gyal, Mas in Brookyn etc . In an effort to assist h…

.. I have an interview with Bobby Mohammed  june 2019..-45mins..on his story of Guiness Cavaliers..also mp4 recordings of Melody mas, 67, St Thomas gyal, Mas in Brookyn etc . In an effort to assist his finances at this age of his life i have to put a small price /donation to be sent to hiim..directly or other wise..I have his permission to do so.if you are so benevolently inspired please contact me at valram@hotmail.com.

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Added by val ramsingh on July 12, 2019 at 7:51am — No Comments

Online sessions (four sticks technique plus more)

Interested in four sticks technique, jazz harmony, scales, Barry Harris improvisation concepts for steelpans plus more. Send me an email to start your online session at seanjazzthomas@gmail.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdC5HVHrQSohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdC5HVHrQSo

Added by Sean Thomas on June 15, 2019 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Smooth Sailing

Check Out ''Smooth Sailing'' by Rudy Applewhite@ Smooth Sailing

Added by Rudolph Applewhite on June 1, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Jazz Workshop Series - Chapter 1-5

JAZZ WORKSHOP SERIES 

Chapter 1-5 

Every Space & Note Counts

An Introduction to Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator - Barry Harris

Hosted by Steel Pan Trust for ALL Intermediate/Advance Steel Pan Musicians

presented by: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Alumnus - Sean Thomas

areas covered:

• Barry Harris rules for major, minor & dominant 7th scales 

• Rhythm, and rhythmic aspects of playing, sight…

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Added by Sean Thomas on May 10, 2019 at 5:34am — No Comments

NEW LATIN JAZZ STEEL PAN BOOK - "The Panoramic View" by Aaron Abrahamson Cote

My 4th collection of original tunes for Steel Pan, entitled "The Panoramic View," is now available.  The book features 20 songs in lead sheet style (melodies and chords) for small combos to play.  For soloists and students, every tune comes with backing tracks featuring a "band" behind the player.  My other collections, “Sea Breeze,” “Chasing Summer,” and “Put It Behind You,” are also available through Tropical Shores Productions.  I'm very…

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Added by Aaron Abrahamson Cote on May 2, 2019 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Jazz Workshop Series -An Introduction to Barry Harris

Added by Sean Thomas on April 26, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

MEMORIES OF A CARNIVAL LONG GONE

CARNIVAL IS A RITUAL

They came from all over just as they did last year and for so many years before to this meeting place, to indulge in this Ritual that is Carnival. Their behavior was trance-like, as though possessed they gathered at Ports of departure, each one determined that nothing could stop them from worshiping their God, King Carnival. Their transit to the venues of worship was tense with anticipation as they were moved by the memory of last year's Ritual. Their…

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Added by Winston Andrews on February 22, 2019 at 10:18am — 6 Comments

Glass Ceiling?

So have we in 2019 reached that dreaded 'glass ceiling' where bands that are outside that 'big 5' sacred circle are thrown under the bus? The message that this sends to every other band is that no matter how hard you try, no matter how  proficiently, well-arranged and executed, no matter how 'top drawer' a performance, the answer will always be a resounding 'No'. Unless judges don't get overly swayed by popularity and/or fan enthusiasm, unless they dare to use objectivity and make…

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Added by Glenda Marvray on February 18, 2019 at 6:53pm — 5 Comments

Tribute to a steelpan Icon Ellie Mannette by Salah Wilson

Toronto's tribute to a steelpan Icon- Ellie Mannette 2018

https://facebook.com/urbancarnival/videos/290304645158412/

Added by Salah Wilson on December 13, 2018 at 8:05am — No Comments

21 VISIONS for the 21ST CENTURY

.Pan Trinbago Elections for National Officers......OCT 28th.....VOTE FOR ...IAN J CLARKE...EXTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER........

https://www.facebook.com/Ian-Clarke-for-External-Relations-Officer-of-Pan-Trinbago-368619973877936/

Added by ian jay clarke on October 22, 2018 at 8:44am — No Comments

New 20-song STEEL PAN BOOK available now

My third original collection "Put It Behind You" features 20 new tunes in Caribbean styles.  Charts are arranged with melody & chords in a lead sheet format that is easy for live bands to play.  For soloists, each backing track blends drums, bass, and percussion, with a variety of harmony instruments including guitar, organ, marimba, vibraphone, and occasionally, horns.…

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Added by Aaron Abrahamson Cote on October 20, 2018 at 7:44am — No Comments

Pan Trinbago Elections

To  the administration of WST and Pan Lovers the world over, please feel free to access my page and engage in any questions, clarifications,conversations etc, etc.

https://www.facebook.com/Ian-Clarke-for-External-Relations-Officer-of-Pan-Trinbago-368619973877936/

Added by ian jay clarke on October 15, 2018 at 12:39pm — No Comments

I have seen Keron's team. In my opinion too much accent on Biographies and academia of the candidates. Not impressed at all. Pan must not go down that path, we need a combination of academia and repr…

I have seen Keron's team.

In my opinion too much accent on Biographies and academia of the candidates.

Not impressed at all. Pan must not go down that path, we need a combination of academia and representatives

from the school of hard knocks who not only know pan in its infancy but will recruit the best support staff to 

move the movement. Keron, this is not the Mayors office.

Orvis Noel Ex-Pat 

St Augustine

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Added by Orvis Noel on October 13, 2018 at 12:17am — No Comments

Team Progressive And New

Our dynamic team: Keith Byer (president); Aquil Arrindell(vice President); Fuad Abu Bakr(PRO); Khion DeLas(Education Officer); Travis Mulraine (Asst. Secretary); Kerri Ann Walters(Treasurer).. We looked acros slates to get the best people for the job and we have identified persons for the other positions which will be revealed in a subsequent post.

Added by Keith Byer on October 10, 2018 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

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