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During the RUN UP to the LAST PAN TRINBAGO ELECTIONS, quite by CHANCE I ended up with a LIST of the PEOPLE who were SUPPORTING Lawford Dupres to become PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINABGO ...

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If allyuh ever see THAT LIST allyuh will BAWL FOR MURDER -- some of the most HIGHLY POLITICALLY PLACED and MUSICALLY EDUCATED and SOCIALLY CONNECTED and SOPHISTICATED and CULTURALLY MOTIVATED PEOPLE…Continue

EARL RICHARDS: I have a INTERNATIONAL PAN RAMAJAY PROBLEM and I NEED YOUR ADVICE/HELP ...

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Earl: As you may have observed, I spend all my time criticizing ALL THINGS PAN.However, THIS INTERNATIONAL PAN RAMAJAY has my FULLEST SUPPORT -- me and AINSWORTH MOHAMMED even praying together to…Continue

It does not take a lot for a PSYCHOLOGICALLY EDUCATED MAN like RUSSELL PROVIDENCE to tell you that once BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has a DIME to BOAST ABOUT -- she would be OUT THERE BEATING HER CHEST ...

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... ABOUT HER GREATNESS!!!But of late she SILENT LIKE A LAMB -- a FAILED LEADER ... I would say as ONE STEELBAND takes PAN INTERNTIONAL and leaves PAN TRINBAGO and BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE looking like…Continue

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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion INGRID BLACKWOOD-BELLE: The SADDEST PART of the INTERNATIONAL PAN RAMAJAY COMPETITION is that the VERY PEOPLE who were REJECTED in the LAST PAN TRINBAGO ELECTION are the SAME PEOPLE who are ...
"Claude:  When Beverley was elected, although I did have my doubts about her, I wanted her new administration to be different to Diaz's but, so far, that has not been that case. As lockdown is still with us, she now has an opportunity is do…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Panyards of our future
"THANK YOU J.A.T. ONE SET AH MAMAGUY TALK!!! I call it "PIMPING THE PAN" writing SUPERFICIAL CRAP LIKE THAT!!! "Twenty-five years have passed since celebrated economist Lloyd Best presented what may be described as a blueprint for…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Panyards of our future
"Ah going and get in trouble THIS MORNING!!! I read this article and resisted the TEMPTATION. But what the hell!!! We have had ENOUGH IVORY TOWER articles, essays, books, blueprints, symposiums and the works ON PAN. We need people who CAN DO like the…"
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Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion INTERNATIONAL PAN RAMAJAY UPDATE: Due to the number of participants, the decision was taken not to broadcast the preliminary stage of the competition as the duration would be very time consuming ...
"Excellent Points, hope the organizers/sponsors are listening and taking "notes" (pun intended)..."
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Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The International Pan Ramajay: Adjudication Panel SELECTED!!!
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Jelani Cielto - Panist Extraordinaire
"NOT MAMAGUYING!!! Most people might have subconsciously observed the juxtaposition -- but you consciously recognized it and brought it to light. The interview with JELANI ran deep with me and I wanted to compliment THE INTERVIEWER -- given the…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Jelani Cielto - Panist Extraordinaire
"... and a GREAT RESPONDER like MR. BUGS after that!!!"
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EARL RICHARDS: How come EVERYBODY DOING SOMETHING to promote their product in these COVID TIMES except BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE and PAN TRINBAGO? And she does get about $25 MILLION every year from ROWLEY
"Earl:  you had me in stitches. Maybe I'm looking at this through rose coloured glasses but I do think it is possible for Pan Trinbago to do something in these trying times.  I only want to see what Beverley is doing, not what she is…"
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earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion EARL RICHARDS: How come EVERYBODY DOING SOMETHING to promote their product in these COVID TIMES except BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE and PAN TRINBAGO? And she does get about $25 MILLION every year from ROWLEY
"Claude!!! Correct me if I am wrong again, These virtual Pan Shows that we have seen and the ones to follow, Are they sanction or given the blessings by Pantrinbago? After all they are the World Governing Body of Pan. And yes we all would love…"
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Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The International Pan Ramajay: Adjudication Panel SELECTED!!!
"Thanks Bro... "
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The International Pan Ramajay: Adjudication Panel SELECTED!!!
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Andre-Roger Dellevi replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion The International Pan Ramajay: Adjudication Panel SELECTED!!!
"Ron "the Bassman from Belmont" and I are alumni of the same alma mater, Trinity College in Moka.  We ran the cubs and scouts at Trinity Cathedral in PoS when his dad, Father Reid from Belmont was stationed there, before he was…"
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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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