Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
We are all tired of the same old adage year after year. I propose Pan Trinbago set up an annual Pan Music competition to help drive the musical creativity within Trinidad carnival. Most composers have little to gain from producing a pan tune and many have to incur the high cost of a quality studio production. If there was a musical Pan Tune competition... Say the first 3 tunes to have acceptance by the bands gain a winning financial fund, for example the winner would get full reimbursement of the studio cost plus a financial reward for having four or more bands play his or her tune the second have three play their tune and the third having two. This will improve 1. The creative quality of the music, and 2. The desire to keep creating year after year.
Remove the older tune plying allowance and concentrate on new creative music.
This I think would bring much needed freshness to the art form