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At 12:49pm on July 23, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; talking is a distraction mechanism used by politrickians to bull shit one another, and to scare and control primitive people, the problem they have with me is, I'm not primitive and I don't scare, look CH, here is a paragraph in the Authors Annotation from my book "The ORACLE", what we have before us is an idigenous body of instruments, that have broadened the musical family of the world, which fortunately happens to be a trillion dollar industry begging to be embraced, as the music business in it self is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway lined with thieves and pimps, waiting to grab the proceed's, while great talented pan inventors/innovators and tuners live in poverty and squalor, to later die like dog's, this book was written to clarify and abrogate these chaotic epidemic, while attempting to curtail the ambiance of thieves and pimps, within it's sphere...

At 12:11am on July 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…
How true CH...
At 12:11am on July 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…
How true CH...
At 11:38pm on July 20, 2015, VALENTINE YOUNG said…

With Due Respect to My Pan Buddies. I Have Said it before and Will Say it Again. Pan Exist on the Life Line of Panorama. Positives [1] Panorama has Created More Bands - Pans and Panmen - Arrangers and Tuners at anytime in Our Pan History. [2] Panorama has Highlighted Our Pan Culture World Wide. [3] The Only Time that Foreigners Come to Our Shores in Abundance to Listen and Support Pan is because of Panorama. [4] There is no other Pan event Locally that Draws the Attention and Support of Pan than Panorama. [5] Young People who are the Future of the Pan Flocks to the Pan yards Because of Panorama. I will Boldly Make this Statement. ''Pan in T&T is Alive only because of Panorama'' Panorama is Our Most Important  Event and it Should be Loved and Appreciated. Many Countries in the World has Seen the Greatness of Panorama only Some of Our People Dont. All Panorama needs is Proper Administration.. Try Scrapping Panorama and See what Happens. ''Long Live Panorama''

At 10:55pm on July 20, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

As I've said before, and I'm glad that U all are seeing it first hand CH, PanTrinbago is trying to kill pan slowly with panorama, but pan won't go gently into the goodnight,  pan won't ever die, we will, as for the large bands issue, Williams and myself personal opinion, the large bands are bullying the music with their brambadam brambadam, too much basses drownding out the frontline, the music isn't balance because bigger is never better, some medium bands I've heard sound much better that the large bands anyway, music IS suppose to be instruments in conversation with each other, NOT AGUEMENT, such is the large band...

At 5:54pm on July 20, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; It's that easy and that simple, example, a man makes love to a woman, and get's her pregnant, and a child is born, 99.% of the the time if that same man make's love to that same woman again, it is more than most likely she will give birth to another child won't she? ok, let's say three "J'ouvet morning Bomb Competition, one at Green corner St Vincent and Park Street, the next at the corner of Fredrick and Park Street and the other on Marine Square / Prominarde, prizes $250.000.oo to the winner, $150.000.oo 2nd place, $100.000.oo 3rd place and $50.000.oo to  4th place, what do U think will happen? 

At 4:19pm on July 20, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

I know what U R saying CH, the "ROAD" gave birth to "PAN" an since there's not to much pan on the road any more, thing's has slow down or may have seem to be  stagnated to some extent, all they have to do is, start back the "Bomb Competition's on Green Corner St Vincent and Park Street," and the "Corner of Park and Fredrick Street stand back and watch the fire works," Pan will come alive again...

At 3:59pm on July 20, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

They DO NOT know what is wrong, how could they know what to do CH, ??? things like this happens when U DO NOT KNOW WHAT SOMETHING/PAN or ANYTHING is ABOUT, pan is not just something to beat and play music on, it's much much more that, where the main structure of this instrument is the drum or skeleton, the notes are the veins and arteries, and the player the spirit that move's it, and untill the tuners, arrangers, and players understand that, pan may stay stagnant for a very long time, and that's the IDIOM of it ...

At 3:11pm on July 20, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

MORE NOISE, this is what our 2001 Nobel Peace Prize winner "Vidia Naipaul" mean't when he wrote "The Middle Passage" contending that Trinidadians love noise...  still having problems with my forum thread CH.

At 11:40am on July 19, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; Williams has the vision even though he's blind today, and North Stars the plan, as an assistant tuner with Williams in 1964 before panorama, Williams had injured his right hand which render him helpless, I forge ahead with the tuning, one day I sank a tenor 9 inches in dept and was able to derive 48 notes from of it, 1 shy of the original Design Patented 49 notes technology, one Sidney "gee" Boyce said "Sweet Boy" he called me, dah pan kar tune man U put too much notes on it, 15 minutes later Williams arrived at the pan yard, he/Boyce complained to Williams what I did, Williams pondered a bit and said, yeah the pan could be tuned if we have a bigger drum, so the big tenor pan of 26 & 29 inches in diameter derived on our drawing board, I derive the "Mega Pan" with 49 notes from low C #, later in 1987, as U can see in the profile photo, a larger one with 69 notes is being derived with a tripod stand on wheels, to beplayed with 4 mallets/stix like a vibraphone, there is vision an plan to be implemented, more to COME...                                                                                    

At 7:25pm on July 18, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; the main problem in "Pan" today is the "Dance and beatorama they call Panorama" maybe if they stop dancing and beating the "Pans", and start playing some serious music, things will start evolving/moving again, R U hearing and taking a good look at these bands?, they're jumping up and down, side to side  with mask's on their faces like clowns in the circus, this is WHAT pan has come too? a total DISRESPECT, they do not know what we have here...

"PAN" or the steel pan as we called it in T&T, is an "Instrument" like NO OTHER, and it should be treated and respected as such, one flat bowl like concave shape surface with groove parameter's called notes, it can take the place of any instrument in an Conventional band and or Symphony Orchestra, meaning piano guitar trumpet saxaphone violin oboe harp flute trumbone etc, but these instruments cannot replace the pan in a steel orchestra, food for thought, pan has surpassed these conventional instruments since the 1962 Music Festival, where the headlines read, "Piano pan serves St James North Stars well,"... what pan men/women has failed to do is maintain that statute, time for these people to WAKE UP CH...

At 3:12pm on July 18, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

There U go CH, now you're on track, and a "Steel Pan/Band Ministery" within the Ministery of Culture can do the trick...

At 10:55pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

HEY GUY'S; stop pushing the "PANIC BUTTON", pan is not in limbo or is it goin to die, we R, pan is taking a breather, while we get rid of it's ABUSERS...

At 10:55pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; Ray, Boogsie, Greenidge, Narell, Rodney, all use the double seconds, I use the double second, the Quadrophonics, and Quad cellos, and sometimes the Tenor, the pans are in "SAFE HANDS," according to my friend from West Side Mervyn "guns" Hamlyn...

At 8:41pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; I beg to differ on this one, the lead or tenor pan had been fully developed since 1964, the issue here is how it's being used, the soloist does wonders with, but in the ensemble or orchestral sphere is where the problem lyes, not knowing how and when to use the instrument, have U ever listen to "Ivory and Steel" with Winnifred Atwell, and Pan Am North Stars, the pans swallowed up the piano in all the pieces, especially "Grieg Op 67 in A minor, Rhypsody in Blue and Malagenue", the tone intonation, accuracy of the pitch is the secret to "Pan" uning and the music...

At 4:46pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

In the "OLD DAY'S" the stage side is what kept the band going, for the road side on carnival Monday and Tuesday, untill CDC's Ronnie Williams wanted to bring the road competition to the Queen's Park Savannah, to boost there Dimanche Gras Show, calling it Panorama...

At 4:13pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; from yester year's when it began YES, Pan men/women of TODAY NO, that's because they do not know what "Pan" is about, it's purpose is not just beating out a tune on it, knowing what it's ABOUT, from whence it came, who brought it here and why, as this instrument has an IDIOM and a PHILOSOPHY all it's own, no one ever said gonna make pan and this is it, I've just only skimmed the surface, more later...

At 4:08pm on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; I say Pan Trinbago and their abuse of panmen/women, the tuners, and arrangers.

At 12:31am on July 17, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH; Pan Trinbago is D, governing body of pan, isn't that correct? therefore, Pan Trinbago suppose to fund this trip to "Cuba", the Government alloted $34.000.000.000.oo million to Pan Trinbago this year for pan, not just Panorama alone, in accordance with Act # 5 of 1986, BE IT ENACTED by the Parliment of Trinidad and Tobago as follows: Section 3 (d) to present, manage, conduct, arrange and organise concert, competitions, festivals of music and TOURS and to offer grant or contribute towards provisions ect ect ect, meaning, any and all things that has to do with "PAN" or for the purpose of pan period, this is what the ACT say's that must  be done...

At 6:41pm on July 16, 2015, Jerry Bain said…

Steelbands to take part in Pan Alive

July 16, 2015

By Gerald V. Paul

Wendy Jones and her Pan Alive will take part in Pan Alive after settling some differences.

Wendy Jones and her Pan Alive will take part in Pan Alive after settling some differences.

An understanding has been reached between the steelbands and Ontario Steelpan Association (OSA) for this year’s Pan Alive and the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade.

The Camera was informed that at a specially convened meeting there was a revised contract, in terms of appearance fees – back to $1,700 – with more discussions to follow and all parties have agreed to co-operate.

“Pan Fantasy Steelband will be competing at the annual OSA Pan Alive competition being held at Lamport Stadium alongside nine other steelbands,” leader Wendy Jones said.

Recently, Jones had declared Pan Alive “dead”, citing significant differences with OSA over fees. Afro Pan steelband was also unhappy with the compensation.

The lineup for Pan Alive on Friday, July 31, at Lamport Stadium, 1151 King St. W.: 1. Silhouettes, 2. J.K. Pan Vibrations, 3. Symphony and Steel Orchestra, 4. Salah’s Steelpan Academy, 5. St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, 6. Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, 7. Panatics Steelband Network, 8. Pan Masters, 9. Pan Fantasy and 10. Afro Pan.

The only steelband that will be missing on the parade route will be Pan Fantasy as they will be stepping up to the challenge to represent Toronto with a 60-strong contingent in the world-class ICP Panorama Competition at the International Conference and Panorama 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago from Aug. 4 to 11.

The Grand Parade is on Aug. 1.

Pan Fantasy is also slated for the Pan Arts Network and Fort York New Generation Steelband Festival scheduled for this Sunday (July 19) at 2 p.m.

Pan Fantasy is seeking sponsors to help offset the cost of the Trinidad and Tobago trip. Contact Jones at 416-525-2391.

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