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Started this discussion. Last reply by Randi Curvan Aug 24. 1 Reply

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Started this discussion. Last reply by knolly smith Jul 12. 8 Replies

His body of work speaks for itself, no other arranger/composer is as victorious in both Steelband and conventional instruments...Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecil hinkson May 20. 11 Replies

TO THE EXECUTIVE OF PAN TRINBAGO, PLEASE let the North Zone large Bands roll through the Savannah for Panorama preliminaries. Everything is in place already, minimum overhead and great profitability.…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Lindsay May 20. 18 Replies

It's ah secret.......Continue

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Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion Two Weeks before single pans gets Panorama 2020 a rolling with no info on tune of choice and arrangers.looking forward to hearing Ice Water Ensemble and MTTB just hold them and wok them.
"Some ah them bands could come back wid the same tune they played earlier in the year."
11 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion [MERRYTONESTOTHEBONE is the MOST INFLUENTIAL VOICE ON THIS FORUM] Panorama 2020 launches tomorrow -- [and ONE MAN could only play for ONE BAND]!!!
"It is difficult to enforce this rule, unless there hire some CRACKSHOT POLICE..."
12 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: BEVERLEY sending you as a STOOL PIGEON on THIS FORUM to try to NEUTRALIZE ME -- but ALLYUH EH ABLE!!!
"What ah deLight, thanks for the correction Peter, had to say something to get a comment from you. my health is good, thanks be to GOD who I look to for all things."
Cecil hinkson replied to Russell Providence's discussion Pray for Dr. Roy Cape
"We speak wellness into the Doctor body."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion A little VICTOR PROVOST in THE MORNING
"One of the Big Boys..."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: BEVERLEY sending you as a STOOL PIGEON on THIS FORUM to try to NEUTRALIZE ME -- but ALLYUH EH ABLE!!!
"So yuh mean that's what Gregory pull yuh aside to talk about, I cudda save him the trouble. He doh know that people like you and Trump make the world go round."
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: BEVERLEY sending you as a STOOL PIGEON on THIS FORUM to try to NEUTRALIZE ME -- but ALLYUH EH ABLE!!!
" Beverley is the President of Pan Trinbago, that's reality. I'm not praising her as the Messiah of Pan, but RESPECTING her as President."
Cecil hinkson replied to merrytonestothebone's discussion I copied the following from Facebook yesterday...
"I believe the Miami people allow that to enhance the show, after-all how many bands they have? The use of the word crackshots was just sensationalize the incident, however good those players were they had to have learnt and practice the tunes like…"
Oct 14
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion TWO CIP MEN (AQUIL ARRINDELL and GREGORY LINDSAY) kissing up to BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE to get to go to PANORAMA IN TOBAGO ...
"Boi O Boi, .this can't be good."
Oct 13
Cecil hinkson replied to earl richards's discussion Are members of the OPINION,if DUPREY was President,Pantrinbago would be DEPT FREE, SELF SUFFICIENT with no $$$ owing to Pan Players after one YEAR in OFFICE?
"earl richards, we have to give props to the new executive of Pan Trinbago, they are trying new things, unpopular to most but they step out brave. I really believe what happens here in the forum help to keep the dialogue going. In the end all of us…"
Oct 10
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: i want you to listen to this VIDEO and then use your IMAGINATION. Not your ISLAND IMAGINATION -- YOUR GLOBAL IMAGINATION ...
"Claude you must understand the 10 riffs given here have had years of Global air-play, no steelband tune have had this kind of exposure. I would like to hear other lines from members."
Oct 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: i want you to listen to this VIDEO and then use your IMAGINATION. Not your ISLAND IMAGINATION -- YOUR GLOBAL IMAGINATION ...
Oct 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago Inc. to Host Workshops to Improve the Adjudication Process at the Panorama competitions
"I'm afraid that there will always be people that don't agree with the judges. that's plain old fashion human nature."
Oct 9
Cecil hinkson replied to Bugs's discussion Dear Pan Trinbago -- Where is the quality? Who is responsible?
"Claude my brother, Pan Trinbago do not operate by foreign standards, they set their own, and don't particularly care about how they are looked at."
Oct 8
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: Ah need you to DEFEND ME, boy!!!
"earl richards, I have to support meh pardner here, you know is years he beggin for some music, but like no body in the Mecca takin him on, I think he should start talkin to Andy, we need some Andy music to cool down tings."
Oct 8
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: Ah need you to DEFEND ME, boy!!!
"Claude, they have this attitude in the Mecca that Expats doh know anything about what's happening in the pan world, that's why the guy from Arima saying yuh riding on Russel coattails. Little do they know that it's they themselves…"
Oct 7

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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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