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