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It is only around carnival time we hear so much about pan what about the rest of the year.

It is only around carnival time we hear so much about pan what about the rest of the year. It is time the powers that be begin to make some waves in this country  to have something done for pan and panmen, After all this is our national instrument. the only one created in the 20th century. Let us stand up and begin discussions to have have pan more on the front burner not only at carnival time.Lets join together people and do something for pan in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Comment by Cecil hinkson on February 19, 2013 at 10:44pm

Deborah Thomas, We talk about pan all year on WST. What pan people in T&T must understand is that they are at the "ground zero" of pan and must lead the charge with most discussions concerning pan, people on the outside will always support and contribute where ever they can.

Comment by Judith Laird on February 9, 2013 at 7:41am
Hi Deborah what's the thinking to move it forward have a series on Power 102m that will end Tues9-10pm afterCarnival called PanGriot which speaks to the Genre o Pan Kaiso/PanGriot in & outside of Carnival Blessings Judith
Comment by bob diaz on February 8, 2013 at 9:45pm

if we are really serious about pan taking its rightful place in the world why can't we be really serious.Why can't we be practical about the whole scenario of trinbago talent which in my opinion is the best in the world.I for one am tired of peopple asking me what part of  Jamaica is trinidad.Are we seriously to believe that there was a contest with sparrow in his prime compared to Bob marley,yet who's more known world wide...the reason?go to expatriates homes around the world and you will find 75% with a picture Of Bob Marley over Sparrow..Charity begins at home y'all.Last year on america's got talent in the finals of a million dollar contest there was a man playing instruments he created that went over big he almost won.Areyou yelling me that Robert Greenidge Or Boogsie Sharpe couldn't shock the world with what they can do with pan ...are you kidding me ..go on u tube and see these two go at it and come back and tell me youve seen better elswhere..but the american is in vegas and my boys are on u tube...the reason?charity begins at home...Is Justin Bieber show more electrifying than Machele Montano,have you watched them both without the flashy presentation that america is famous for...I rest my case ...charity begins at home.To start we should praise WSPT for opening a window so we can get deserved recognition then go out and execute by proving ourselves to be true trinis and promote soca over reggae,panorama over olympics,and pan over synthesisers..after all pan is the only instrument created in the 20th century...and guess who created it...I rest my case...To you reggae lovers try going to Kingston with a boom box and blast some soca...burial at 4...dont blame them...charity begins at home...Bob Diaz

Comment by Deborah Thomas on February 8, 2013 at 4:54pm

good suggestion but who is going to take it up who right now is responsible for keeping records of the development of pan. People now who are doing research or who want to write books about pan are lacking information. Who is going to see that what ever information is out there from the seasoned panman and from the inventors and ther family members get recorded so our children can have access to this information. The inforamtion is go to the grave with the veterans of pan. I agree that we should have a Steelpan Hall, we also need to have the history written as the years go by. Trinidad should have a pan factory exporting pan and a pan institute where people from all over the world can come to learn how to play the pan.If we don't claim it one day we will wake up and hear that someone has. 

Comment by Mercer Ramdoo on February 8, 2013 at 2:37pm

The "rest of the year" the powers that be, spend the millions they get from government and pan...or....rama.

Comment by kaiso on February 8, 2013 at 10:08am

Private investors should gather capital to create a "Steelband Hall of Fame" where we can induct and recognize the icons of the fraternity.

This should be run as a business and be attractive enough to have visitors sustain the enterprise. Note Government money should not be involved.

We have so much to offer  - this could generate skilled jobs ( artists / musicians etc ). Souvenirs related to Pan and made exclusively in Trinbago can be made available.

Bust / statues of Spree Simon and others encased and one display. 

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