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Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Mar 20. 5 Replies

As an alternative to Pan Yard judging, the facilities at the Savannah should be given serious consideration for the preliminary round of Panorama 2020.Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson Feb 23. 16 Replies

It's that time again, this year is looking kinda easy.Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Feb 17. 5 Replies

 Who is streaming live today?Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by egbert rollins Feb 16. 4 Replies

Please consider the Savannah as an option for Panorama Preliminaries, you already have everything that's needed in place to facilitate this event, Grand Stand, North Park, Parking. everything would…Continue

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Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Dr. Roy Cape
"Birthday Blessings Sir."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion If BARR could release the MUELLER REPORT (HIGHLY REDACTED) -- why can't BEVERLEY release the DOLLY FORENSIC REPORT on CORRUPTION (UNREDACTED)?
"You are supposed to tell us about what you read in the report."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion [Is this STEVE TAYLOR, SIDD?] Drums roll on Sunday
"Claude Steve is involved with the show, but the guy in the pic is not Steve."
Apr 13
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Cecil Hinkson: You are my PAN GURU (yuh know me eh know nothing about this PAN TING). But what IN THE WORLD would make KENDALL WILLIAMS take that PAN ELDERS JOB?
"What can I tell yuh? Kendell is as good as any arranger they could hire for the job."
Apr 12
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Cecil Hinkson: You are my PAN GURU (yuh know me eh know nothing about this PAN TING). But what IN THE WORLD would make KENDALL WILLIAMS take that PAN ELDERS JOB?
"I think we'll get the composing ting from Kendell when he finishes his PhD. As for now, I don't see any reason why he should NOT take the job. He has full control of a winning band, and a good opportunity to make HIS mark. "
Apr 11
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Kendall Williams named as new arranger for Pan Elders
"Pan Elders made a good choice, Kendell is capable of keeping them at the top of the group"
Apr 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE is a WICKED and HEARTLESS POLITICIAN making MINCE MEAT out of the DUMB PAN PLAYERS
"Aye Claude, it is ah man from Tobago running Trinidad, it's about time allyuh Trini people get some respect for people from Tobago..."
Apr 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Deafening SILENCE from BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE and PAN TRINBAGO after all the PROMISES of UTOPIA and SONG
"Aye Claude they still counting the money from Panorama."
Apr 5
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Duvone Stewart and CHS Steel - "Englishman in New York" -- "Trini in Baltimore."
"An Awesome teacher.."
Apr 4
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan to reach pinnacle of acceptability through sport… by Sandra Blood
"It's about time..."
Apr 2
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion But look at BEDE LOPEZ liming with DUVONE STEWART and taking out PICTURE ...
"Nice Pic Bede."
Apr 2
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Sad news of the passing of a son of the soil and Icon of our national instrument - Ossie George
Apr 2
BEDE LOPEZ replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SPONSORS AND STEELBAND.
"opening panyard 7 days, need to consider the crime in Trinidad, is high,, after a certain time everything close,  crime crime,,"
Mar 31
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I am still DISTRAUGHT (not me alone eh) that they let SOME WOMAN from the BACKWOODS of TOBAGO come in TOWN and TAKEOVER the PAN TING at this CRUCIAL TIME!!!
"Somebody hatta do the dirty work, doh dig nuttin, Bugs and I right behind yuh wid two paramedics, just in case they knock you down to render CPR."
Mar 30
Claude Gonzales replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SPONSORS AND STEELBAND.
"odw: How long must I wait? I am losing my faith!!! You are shaking my confidence, baby!!!"
Mar 29
odw replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion SPONSORS AND STEELBAND.
Mar 29

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At 5:07pm on November 11, 2017, Gregory Lindsay said…
Cecil...your concerns are my concerns.....and it is not being addressed emphatically nor adequately....Further to that, we cannot pin our hopes on a pink donkey flying the nest. You can't run not even a parlour selling mauby like dat. If this orchestra must take the lead as the lone voice of protest and ultimate sacrifice like John the Baptist in the wilderness, on principle, towards continuing to be self reliant, and independent of welfarism,..then so be it....NO PANORAMA under this dubious, recalcitrant, dishonest, secretive, grossly negligent, delinquent national executive for 2018.....I called it and willing to back it up....in thought, words, will and action with my orchestra.... LoveDemfuhDat..seeYaOnDeRoad..blessings
At 12:37pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH, this is 4 U, I just sent Mi Amigo Claudio's the same, THE ORACLE

St James
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress


Author: Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho (a.k.a.) Leslie Michael Jordán.

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a


This book is about the steel pan musical instrument, which is made from a 55 gallon oil drum steel container, the only musical instrument created in the 20th Century, the true History of it, and the men who pioneered contributing their hard work, men like Carlton (sonny /sire) Roach, leader player tuner inventor, Anthony (muff man/skip) Williams Leader tuner inventor innovator arranger player, and visionary Percy (lizard) Thomas, tuner player innovator, Neville Jules leader tuner player innovator arranger.

The information that is in this book is about to disclose is whom, did what, when, where, how and why, time, dates, photos, technological schematic’s, etc.

Author’s Annotation

Invention by way of discovery, the only musical instruments to be invented in the “Twentieth Century” 20th in Trinidad and Tobago the year 1936, “Pan” as it is called in Trinidad and Tobago today, has, and is still suffering from what is called a” his story “epidemic, where fabricated stories, lies and chaos are rampant, as the actual inventors and innovators are not credited for their work, men like Carlton “sonny” Roach, Anthony “muffman”Williams,
Percy “lizard” Thomas, and Neville Jules, and others like Lennox Pierre and Andrew “Carlyle Kerr organizers of the 1951 T.A.S.P.O. and Lt Joseph Nathaniel Griffith arranger for the T.A.S.P.O., until these men are credited for their work, the “Art form” will remain in limbo.

Another example is the actual violence associated with the “Steel Pan” is so greatly exaggerated, that it’s pathetic, and ignorant to even mention its association with the instrument, as the actual violence itself was not cause by the individual players themselves, but instead by supporters, I know this for a fact because I was in the middle of the biggest Carnival riots in “Trinidad”& Tobago,
on Charlotte Street, Carnival Tuesday 1956 with Cairo Steel band, I was nine (9) years old at the time, approaching ten (10), other players and myself were hiding between 55 gallon bass drums, while others were running and ducking into other people gate way and yards to get away from the bottle throwing, I saw those who were rioting with knives, cutlasses / machetes, stones / rocks etc, you name it they had it. Most of the violence was because one band was either playing better than the other, or some was whining / dancing up on someone else’s woman/girlfriend, my “Gist” is a question, how could a player be playing pan and fighting at the same time?
Only when you mess with a player while he’s playing his “pan” This stigma needs to be put to rest.
Because what we have before us a indigenous 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 like Animn Smith, Brian Copeland et al, meaning the Late former P.M. Patrick Manning, Junio Regrello, Clement Imbert, via there “Alleged Genesis G-pan etc etc etc, and Keith DIAZ, as great talented men die like dogs, this book was written to clarify and abrogate these chaotic epidemics, while attempting to curtail the ambiance of thieves and pimps, within it’s sphere.

Most stories to date; in “Trinidad and Tobago”, and in various parts of this humble planet earth has it that, the steel band musical instrument, or “Pan” as it is called today, the only musical instrument invented in the twentieth century,

At 12:23am on March 23, 2017, Albert Bing Reid said…
Brought back great happy memories. During that period the Steelbands used to learn about twelve of those beautiful songs to make an LP plus one for the panorama competition.
At 1:33pm on March 10, 2017, Emery Tesheira said…

Thanks Ces.

At 1:18am on January 23, 2017, Morning Glory said…
Thank You,Cecil,BLESSINGS.
At 3:18pm on July 21, 2016, Allima Garcia said…

Thank you for your birthday wishes. Don't forget Pan on d'Avenue V is on August 27th. We are honouring the percussionists/ the engine room of the steel band. Suggestions are welcome

At 7:42am on May 30, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…


CH, "Pan" as we call it today, derived or started with the first dustbin band, back in the mid nineteen thirties,  there were tin pans, bottles, bamboo's, bed chambers or pozey's, pot's and pan's, hub caps, ect, actualy it was there before the costic soda, and biscuit drum, before  steel drum arrived in 1945, these men has passed on, but some is remembered, Carlton "sonny" Roach, Adawell Sampsoen, Carlton "Bigs" Marshall, Winston "wolf" King, Big "daddy" Cole ect, it has to change, like the time's, as well as be crowded...

At 6:50pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH , we'll take it in part or in whole, some one  is gonna pay, EVEN IN HELL, SNSE is a subsidiary, 49% owned by a foreign syndicate with a buy back clause, and they WILL, take it outta someone's hide one way or the other or, proberbly we will own T&T in part, they should'nt mess with things that doesn't belong to them , the subsidiary transaction was done for this very reason ...

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

Yeah CH, and Season Greeting's to U and your family, I'm back my friend...

At 2:59pm on October 7, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CH, the Y is the problem, and the problem is that, most pan ppl cannot see the "forrest" for the "sleaze / fleas blood suckers" like Copeland, Diaz, et al ect ect, the Steel band / Pan industries is a Multi-Trillion industry waiting to be plucked, where the hallways are lined with "pimps and thieves", LIKE THE FOREMENTIONED, in 2004 Selwyn Tarradath et al/and others, derived a Techono Pan project in Diego Martin area that was financed by The National Lottery Board, which somehow failed later on as the finance had mysteriously depleated, guess who was involved in the finance on the Lottery Board??? none other than Brian R.Copeland, after that he and his other "LODGE BUDDIES" we're given a mandate by his alleged relative the then PM in 2005, to research and create a new family of steel pans based on the 4ths & 5ths or "spider web tenor pan" which had already research and created by Anthony Williams, and Design Patent Trademark and Copyrighted by SNSE for and in the name of Williams, the 29 inch big tenor pan Williams derived in 1968 Copeland called his Genesis first of it's kind G-pan he forged from Williams where he recieved the country Highest Award for Williams work implementing "Plagiarism, where $81.5 million U.S. dollars of T&T tax payers money has been alotted to date, and it isn't over as yet, my GIST is a question, which country is gonna own the right's of the STEEL PAN??? PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE...



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