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November 2017 Blog Posts (4)

First Personal Response

Introduction

Frederick Douglass was born in Tuckahoe in Maryland by Harriet Bailey, a black American while his father was a white American. Apparently, his mother was working as a slave working for Mr. Stewart, who he (Douglass) believed he was his biological father, since at that time, the masters used to sexually abuse their slaves, especially women (Frederick 17-18). However, despite being brought up in such a slavery experience, he was determined to break the chains and…

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Added by Tammy Tolon on November 24, 2017 at 4:22am — No Comments

PAN TRINBAGO TELEPHONES

I have been trying to reach Pan Trinbago by telephone since last week. These are the numbers I have; 623 4486, 625 3556, & 623 6831. These are for the Head Office. The East Zone where I am located gave me 2 numbers, 369 6437 & 337 5095. All these numbers are out of service. This is the WORLD governing body for steelpan Really? Should I continue to be a member of this organization? Given all the other ills that have been aired publicly over the past several months. There are those who…

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Added by sherman allison fyfe on November 10, 2017 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

EBONITES.........Who?

EBONITES.........Who?

Very few knew who they were or where they came from, but that J'Ouvert morning they claimed their place in Carnival history. The year was 1960 and the carnival music flavor, Pan, was ripe from diversity and discovery as the genius of the pannist blossomed. The gladiators in this arena were Trinidad All Stars, Invaders, Desperadoes, Hilanders, Starlift, Guinness Cavaliers, Casablanca and Tokyo. As far as John Public was concerned, out of the aforementioned…

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Added by Winston Andrews on November 7, 2017 at 3:30pm — 14 Comments

I read recently where someone said Ray Holman is not being hired by any band. There's a RUMOUR that he will be back at STARLIFT 2018. Let's wait and see.

I read recently where someone said Ray Holman is not being hired by any band. There's a RUMOUR that he will be back at STARLIFT 2018. Let's wait and see.

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Added by sherman allison fyfe on November 4, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

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