Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
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 had Great Performers in Dance, Calypso , Acting , Indian Folk Arts , Chutney Music , Classical Music and Song , Folk Music and Song and many , many more . The wealth of Talent is enormous but to my mind the one that did the most for the South and San Fernando is BOBBY MOHAMED and his band Cavaliers Steel Orchestra . This combination brought a new sound and styling to the Pan World with an Energy Level never before experienced . Bobby was not just a PanMan but an Arranger and Composer Extraordinaire who used his Talent to create Music which had the entire T+T in Awe and that from a very young age . The Pride and Recognition which they brought to the us could never be quantified and his accomplishments were by far the Greatest we have on record to date . He is still composing, adjudicating and active in the Pan World and is always ready to pass on his vast knowledge to those who seek it . It is my opinion that the San Fernando NAPA facility be named after BOBBY MOHAMED as a gesture of our Appreciation and Recognition for all he and Cavaliers have done for us .I do not think that any PanMan was ever celebrated in this manner so I am asking that all Pan Players both past and present support this idea so as to make it a reality and a fitting Tribute to our San Fernando Hero BOBBY MOHAMED . I do hope that this reaches Pan Trinbago so that they as the Governing body for Pan would lobby those charged with this decision making to have it named after this illustrious Southerner . Bobby deserves this and he is still here so lets try our utmost best to have it achieved . I welcome all responses so please do . Thanks .