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October 2011 Blog Posts (13)


It is now official, Duvone Stewart will take the BP Renegades Steel

Orchestra to the Savannah for Panorama 2K12. The popular Charlotte Street band

has won the national competition on nine occasions (including a hatric between

1995 and 1997) with arrangements by its former musical director, Dr Jit

Samaroo. Since Dr Samaroo’s retirement in 2007, the band has been out of the

top three placing but according to its President, Michael Marcano, is determined

to stick to its…


Added by Michael Marcano on October 29, 2011 at 2:09pm — 20 Comments

Steel bands - What is the future for steel bands?

I believe that things have never been better for pan players and steel bands. With the convergence of social media marketing, this is a fantastic time for talented players to develop their networks and extend their profiles online. The biggest challenge with this is how to develop a USP and differentiate from the next band who is doing the same thing.



Added by bigsands on October 29, 2011 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

October 27, 2011 - The “Pan Buzz” to date



Ask “Boogsie,” not “Lexo” 


Why the…


Added by Pan Buzz on October 27, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Meet musician, band leader, panist and Trinidad cultural icon, Clarence Curvan

Clarence Curvan

Clarence Curvan was one of the top Trinidadian musicians / bandleaders to emerge from the Caribbean in the nineteen sixties.

As the post war generation came of age, a fresh new sound of music emerged in Trinidad, and the Clarence Curvan Orchestra, featuring Clarence on drums was at the forefront of that musical revolution.


Clarence Curvan was born in Port of Spain, and grew up on St Vincent street a stone's throw from the Old Brigade calypso tent,…


Added by Glenroy R Joseph on October 25, 2011 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

I need the name of the arranger for Nutones' 4th place at panorama 1983

Hello to all pan lovers,

                                Only today, I Learned that Nu Tones placed 4th at panorama 1983. I would like to get the name of the aranger.

                                                                                   Thank You All

Added by Ian Franklin on October 21, 2011 at 6:33pm — 5 Comments

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Added by Charlene Lusk on October 20, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

October 13, 2011 - The “Pan Buzz” to date





If I…


Added by Pan Buzz on October 13, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Radio Trinidad Tune

Hi, a discussion with Hameed Shaque and others was about the name of the tune played on Radio Trinidad at 5.30 am and the composer.Two past employees (the present did not know) confirmed that the name was CALL OF THE KISKIDEE and the composer was UMILTA McSHINE. All they could say is that the soloist was from Woodbrook.Someone said Ormand "Patsy" Haynes, but I don't know where he was from.

Gerard Clarke

Added by Gerard Clarke on October 13, 2011 at 6:40pm — 12 Comments

Born of Adversity… Panmen Embrace the SoE and Steel “Pan Jazz” Challenges

Endless stories have been told about the struggles of the steel band, the panmen, and their rise from the ashes of hooliganism and banishment. These battle weary soldiers, forged from the love of steel, in the fires of the backyard, dry river, and panyard, are very versed and rehearsed in accepting and overcoming challenges. Since those hard felt days of the pan struggle, pan has attained some measures of acclamation such as, acceptance into the archives of global music, as the sole…


Added by Tony Blackman on October 13, 2011 at 6:36pm — 4 Comments

October 5, 2011 - The “Pan Buzz” to date



what’s the buzz?


First let me…


Added by Pan Buzz on October 5, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Naming of the New NAPA Building in San Fernando , Trinidad.

The talk about Town is that the NAPA Building in Port Of Spain is to be named after Dr. Pat Bishop and rightfully so . The NAPA building in San Fernando is almost completed and should be opened in the very near future . My question is , who is going to be Honored by having this facility named after them . Many have made tremendous contributions to the Arts so careful considerations have to be undertaken before a final decision is taken . South in general and San Fernando in particular  have…


Added by Steve "Carter" K. on October 4, 2011 at 11:45pm — 13 Comments

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