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Has pan out grown trinidad & tobago?

has it really outgrown us?

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Comment by Ian Franklin on July 24, 2010 at 2:54pm
No! Pan has not outgrown Trinbago, because it has not peaked. Pan is still somewhat "Stagnant" in T&T. Stagnant after January, February and March. In 1980, Pan Trinbago presented a new Classical Competition entitled, Pan Is Beautiful, after a 7-year hiatus. This was the Competition to "lift" Pan, but for many reasons it has become a fiasco. Let me explain my "lift Pan" meaning. Panorama showcases the creativity of our local arrangers. However, Panorama is still a "SUBJECTIVE COMPETITION"; there are only a few foriengners who can articulate the arrangers music. Performing the more familiar Classical Pieces will attract a much wider audience. Pan will only grow in a foreign Market. Trinbago is a mere 1 million out of 6 billion. I am hoping that Pan Trinbago plan a meeting with the Large Steel Orchestras to dialogue on ways to spruce that Classical Competition. As for Pan in T&T, Pan Trinbago introduced, "Pan In The Communities", last year.
Was that idea scrapped?. I know of "Pan in August".
Comment by Sweet Eustace on July 24, 2010 at 1:21pm
I made a typo and cannot find a way to edit, the word was might and not mihjt, Sarah Iwould have to dissagree with you pan is still a novelty, it is the most popular novelty, but a lot of musicians still see pan as an island thing and not a versatile instrument being able to add flavour of any sort to music,yes at one gig it was too cold outside so I played inside and the host was so surprised they said "boy you can play in our bedroom" but next gig it was back to the yard.when people stop the yellow bird, cruise ship trend when the cruise ships add a pan to the main orchestra, when the kids stop asking if we know soiljer boy , super mario's, under the sea, etc then we making a headway
Comment by Sweet Eustace on July 24, 2010 at 1:09pm
You mihjt have to elaborate on that question Trinidad and Tobago is big, like most places the people are small, for a tiny republic trinbago is well established, pan can't out grow TnT, we are the fastest growing region in the western hemisphere, and we are on the global map as leaders in a lot of fields, we have pretty girls although lazy but good footballers,we have and might allways be crippled with miss manegement problems, a growing trend globally so we fit right in,as far as pan, we moving or is it crawling,our leaders do not think outside the box, and only want to follow trends instead of logic.Though hard headed and stubborn, somehow we manage to keep the artform alive, if the young folks and the people from the outside are under developed it is the fault of their peers, I do not know where your question is headed, it is still broad based but the broad brush attitude is the trend today, are you asking if it is out of trini hands well no, the money had long gone from our grips since the 1960's the steelband clashes and the fighting down, suppressing, lack of recognition, etc will allways keep us out the game,if I did not know better I would swear that only a handfull of people can arrange and manage pan,,every body is an expert but few really have the expertise, when no one asks me "what is that" or "how is it called" then it is spreading, meet an unknown Trini on the outside and some of them do not have a clue what it is all about, needless to say the disrespect promoters at home and abroad have for the pan( gotta to stop getting too sensitive here), it still is a miricle in spite of the abuse miss manegement etc pan is still here and will live on forever, even after the die hards die
Comment by Brian C. Alleyne on July 24, 2010 at 11:07am
No. However, pan has gone global. It is now the responsibility of the leaders of steel pan in T& T to organize international events annually to be held in Trinidad that invites the world to come to the mecca of pan to participate. In this way all persons who are involved in activities tangentially related to pan will benefit. I hope there are persons with the vision to see this and capitalize on it.
Comment by Sarah-Ann on July 24, 2010 at 11:04am
Has the London Philharmonic Orchestra out grown England. This is one of the most IDIOTIC questions that has been asked on When Steel Talks. The rest of the world can share this instrtument but it wikk never out grow TRINBAGO. The best Pannists the best place to play pan and the best bands you can listen to comes from TRINBAGO. People all around the world who play pan their ultimate goal is to play in a band in Trinbago. No Pan has not outgrown TRINBAGO and will not do so in my life time.
Comment by Branches Steel Orchestra on July 24, 2010 at 10:57am
Hope - not yet - TNT still has the top Steelbands on the globe.
Comment by bonnie hector on July 24, 2010 at 10:43am
No and I hope it never, ever does
Comment by Sweet Eustace on July 23, 2010 at 10:08pm
not yet

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