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Claude Gonzales
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  • San Pablo, CA
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion MEDIUM BANDS starting on TUESDAY -- Ah hope they send GREGORY LINDSAY and AQUIL ARRINDELL to TOBAGO. There will be 3 TOBAGO BANDS in THE FINALS so is PRESSURE to get on THAT BOAT!!!
"Somebody, help meh nah!!! Ah feel ah read and count that MEDIUM BAND PRELIMINARY WRONG!!! 25 STEELBANDS: 22 from TRINIDAD and 3 from TOBAGO (Ah hope ah right, so far). Now 3 (THREE) of the TOBAGO BAND GOING TO  THE FINALS -- 100%!!! And only 7…"
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is this NEW PRO the same WHITFIELD WEEKES who sued PAN TRINBAGO?
"Ingrid Things that make you go hmm... bugs"
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is this NEW PRO the same WHITFIELD WEEKES who sued PAN TRINBAGO?
"Here is some more info on Withfield Weekes. https://www.panonthenet.com/tnt/2007/interviews/withweekes.htm ;"
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is this NEW PRO the same WHITFIELD WEEKES who sued PAN TRINBAGO?
"Claude:  In this instance, "recycling" is not the way to go ..."
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Kudos to Marcus Ash and the Youth Arm of Pan Trinbago
"MARCUS ASH is a RARE ADMINISTRATIVE TALENT!!!"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well THE WHOLE PAN WORLD wants to know what went on in the PAN TRINBAGO MEETING YESTERDAY: So here goes!!!
"* There are rules, but no penalties. Penalties should be outlined up front. We are evolving. MTTB: How many times ah tell yuh that every society EVOLVES at its own pace -- Look PAN TRINBAGO take meh line and using it BOLD BOLD SO. But how you know…"
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merrytonestothebone replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well THE WHOLE PAN WORLD wants to know what went on in the PAN TRINBAGO MEETING YESTERDAY: So here goes!!!
"Bugs ah sure yuh could remember yuh mother asking yuh as a chile..."Boy yuh ah have no shame?"...Eh?...The Bev send him to the Principal's office for detention..."
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion So BEVERLEY call the VEE PEE into her office and tell him that she want him to resign -- and the VEE PEE tell she: Who yuh talking too, NOT ME!!!
"Claude:  Transparency is surely lacking, as is Integrity!"
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well THE WHOLE PAN WORLD wants to know what went on in the PAN TRINBAGO MEETING YESTERDAY: So here goes!!!
"Merrytones Like Claude looking to win the 2020 investigative Pan and Carnival journalist award. And it's only January.  The Pan Trinbago super fan facebook channel gone silent. Not even ah Trivia question to release the tension. bugs"
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Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well THE WHOLE PAN WORLD wants to know what went on in the PAN TRINBAGO MEETING YESTERDAY: So here goes!!!
"Well we know why Marcus Ash was missing. He is responsible for the Junior Panorama. The man real busy. But why was  Carlon Harewood missing? Where did he go? What did the Bev do to him? bugs"
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merrytonestothebone replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well THE WHOLE PAN WORLD wants to know what went on in the PAN TRINBAGO MEETING YESTERDAY: So here goes!!!
"Claude...Since Madame President asked her members to "trust her and the process"...I doubt any public statement will be forthcoming...Not with all the juicy Panorama bacchanal looming on the horizon..."
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Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well THE WHOLE PAN WORLD wants to know what went on in the PAN TRINBAGO MEETING YESTERDAY: So here goes!!!
"TO BE MADE, and not, HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE with Port Authority and CAL after having made an executive decision to take the medium band finals to Tobago since April 2019? Nine (9) months later Pan Trinbago is telling bandleaders that…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well THE WHOLE PAN WORLD wants to know what went on in the PAN TRINBAGO MEETING YESTERDAY: So here goes!!!
"... and I thought that I woulda get the ASSISTANT TO THE ERO JOB!!!"
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merrytonestothebone replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CECIL HINKSON: No matter how I beg YOU and YOUR PRESIDENT to RESHUFFLE THE CABINET -- allyuh refuse to LISTEN TO ME ...
"HITTERS is a new term I learnt last week from Cecil and another Prime crackshot...My apologies..."
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LEROI BOLDON

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:40am 1 Comment

I would like to encourage WHEN STEEL TALKS to conduct an interview with LEROI BOLDON, who was a hands-on witness to the early development of the steelband movement. Here is a man who has spent his entire life living, loving and supporting, not just the pan, but the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from the streets of Port-of-Spain to the shores of California.

His is an informative and historical story of one man's unheralded contribution to the artform, that should be shared with the…

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At 8:51pm on August 30, 2018, Glenda Marvray said…

Rest In God's Eternal Peace, Dr. Ellie Mannette. We have lost a steelband statesman indeed! Condolences to his family and to all of us steelband lovers.

At 3:27pm on February 7, 2018, Allison Reid said…

Lol... so I guess you answered part of the question and I hear you loud and clear.... Thanks Claude....

At 11:58pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, how yo like the Preface and Authors Annotation ???

At 12:28pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, here is what I promised U, Iwanted to send 24 pages but my co author advised against it, THE ORACLE
Subtitled

St James
The ORIGIN
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress

ISBN

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

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a

Preface

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 ins

At 8:15am on March 2, 2017, Charles Gordon said…

Permit me to add this, although it might not be another 2017 record. Cannot remember when last it happened though:

Lady Adanna sang in position 1 in the National Calypso Monarch Competition.....she ended up in the last position when the results were released.

Chalkdust sang in position 17 (last). He ended up being first when the results were released.

Just a co-incident, I suppose!

At 7:29am on February 2, 2017, Colin Cumberbatch said…

Greetings Claude

The song Workey Workey is by Burning Flames,

Jahbone

At 10:23am on October 17, 2016, Devon Victory said…

Yes Mam I Was His Grand-kid I Miss Him So Much Every time I Talk To My Dad Sadly

At 8:43pm on July 4, 2016, Rudy Kendall said…
Give thanks for the feedback. I admit I am lazy at times when proofreading (or not) my posts. I will work on being more precise in the future.
At 6:59pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, we'll take it in part or whole, and don't fret your self, Trump won't send u back anywhere personal he's a friend of mine, it's not who u know, it's who knows U, he is a pan man, I gave him a tenor pan that he still has today...

At 4:44am on January 9, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CLAUDE Mi AMIGO, I'm a bit late on this comment, but DIAZ has taken $5 million TT dollars each year since he has been made President of Pan Trinbago, NOT $5 million in the six years, he's been there, he bought a new car when he became President and build two new houses, well what do U expect when the PT Central Executive Committee lets DIAZ signs CHECKS ???

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