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Claude Gonzales
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  • San Pablo, CA
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Claude Gonzales's Discussions

Did PAN MEN send a message to AMAR for evicting their EMPRESS? Crime in T&T is a complex issue as most may realize!!!

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Newsday December 16th, 2018Amar’s daughter’s vehicle recovered"On December 4, bandits broke into the Champs Elysees, Maraval home of Amar's Daugher and stole her silver Toyota Rav 4. Amar, was beaten…Continue

CECIL HINKSON has to be the MOST HONEST MAN I ever met on ANY WEBSITE. He was one of Beverley's BIGGEST SUPPORTERS going into the ELECTION ...

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... and now he is reading Beverley like ah ABC book and realizing that she is headed down the WRONG ROAD.So Beverley should hit her brakes and ask: If a staunch SUPPORTER like Cecil Hinkson is…Continue

Well Beverley SHUT DOWN all my information sources. Men who use to send me INFO on The Diaz Office suddenly gone SILENT on me!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

Beverley tell all meh sources that if they ever utter a word about the inside workings of PAN TRINBAGO under her -- she will kick them off the GRAVY TRAIN when it get FULL AGAIN.So everybody start…Continue

Is THE NCC punishing PAN MEN or BEVERLEY? Players are still waiting for their 2018 money!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by earl richards 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Allyuh know that Dupres was going to pay the PAN MEN in his very first week in office. And the PNM had $30,000,000 (THIRTY MILLION$$$) ready to hand over to him if he had won!!!("PAN Trinbago…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Sharmain Baboolal's "Beverley signs up for debt: Queen of $0.00" has passed 900 views on THIS FORUM!!! And the PAN TRINBAGO EXECUTIVE remains SILENT!!!
"Ah had to do an update -- it PASS 900!!! And BEVERLEY and she CREW digging down deeper into the BUNKER!!! But dey sure to get SMOKE OUT!!!"
1 hour ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well Beverley SHUT DOWN all my information sources. Men who use to send me INFO on The Diaz Office suddenly gone SILENT on me!!!
"Yuh well understand the thing, Cecil!!!"
6 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well Beverley SHUT DOWN all my information sources. Men who use to send me INFO on The Diaz Office suddenly gone SILENT on me!!!
"This is how the former executive got to do what they want, the told members don't utter ah word. as they skimmed millions from the organization."
9 hours ago
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is THE NCC punishing PAN MEN or BEVERLEY? Players are still waiting for their 2018 money!!!
11 hours ago
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is THE NCC punishing PAN MEN or BEVERLEY? Players are still waiting for their 2018 money!!!
"Johnny King said this in Calypso a long time ago Someone making Pan money but eh paying royalty,Pan people hate Pan Man, but sweet on the JAM,   Pan making the bread for sure, so we eh playing no free Pan anymore Pan Man sweat, Promoters…"
11 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion No North Stand for Carnival 2019, Well use that money to pay Pan players, Ah talking Nonsense or what.
"Clearly, Mr. Earl Richards, PAYING THE PAN PLAYERS is the last thing on EVERY "BIG MAN/WOMAN" mind!!!"
11 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah want all the PAN LOVERS on THIS FORUM to give me a review of this song "Señor Panman" -- Earl Richards ah want to hear from you!!!
"Sheet Music to Señor PAN MAN written by Errol Lewis!!! Try it on your PAN or KEYBOARD!!!"
13 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ah want all the PAN LOVERS on THIS FORUM to give me a review of this song "Señor Panman" -- Earl Richards ah want to hear from you!!!
"Sheet Music to Señor Panman Errol Lewis!!! Check it out on your PAN or KEYBOARD!!!"
14 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Bertel Gittens: Yuh sell me ah DEAD HORSE from TOBAGO and try to convince me that it was SECRETARIAT!!!
"BBertel: Why yuh do me DAT?"
yesterday
Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Ingrid from London asks: "Has she [Beverley] considered seizing assets from any members of the former Central Executive as they are surely responsible for the current state of Pan Trinbago?"
"Claude, Cecil, She can't seriously be asking the public for help to settle this debt.  She needs to put her begging bowl down and get the funds from the perpetrators (the former executives) as they have clearly committed daylight…"
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patrick replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is the non-erection of the NORTH STAND (over $4 MILLION to erect and dismantle) going to HELP or HURT the THE BEVERLEY PANORAMA?
"A census was probably done to show that the grand stand can easily accommodate the North stand's semi-finals posse, and so, save some money."
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is the non-erection of the NORTH STAND going to HELP or HURT the THE BEVERLEY PANORAMA?
"“The North Stand has become economically burdensome, it costs a lot of money,” said Peters [Gypsy], noting that it cost over four million dollars to erect and dismantle each year."
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odw replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is the non-erection of the NORTH STAND going to HELP or HURT the THE BEVERLEY PANORAMA?
"Lord Kitchener - More Money Than Sense"
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Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is the non-erection of the NORTH STAND going to HELP or HURT the THE BEVERLEY PANORAMA?
"I can't see how the cost of putting up the North Stands could run into millions. It's not like they have to fabricate anything, they just have to reassemble the building. This could be one of the areas they rip off the government."
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Time for allyuh to STOP fooling allyuh self with Beverley go do this and Beverley go do that ...
"Cecil Hinkson: I cannot believe that you treat me like that. You get to find out that BEVERLEY drop the omerta on all the EXECUTIVES and MEMBERS and you yuhself keep that a secret from ME. And you see me scrambling to add up the pieces while you…"
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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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