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Eric Rollnick replied to Pan Times's discussion Summer Music Series: Mango Groove Band Leader Crafts Steel Drums in Conway
"Jeff, you are absolutely right. What you must realize is that I was interviewed for nearly 2 hours for a 5 minute radio spot. I had no say in what they cherry picked as my answer to this question about cultural appropriation.  I explained a lot…"
Jul 29
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28th Annual New England Pan Festival 2018 at Sugarloaf Mountain Carrabassett Valley, Maine

May 5, 2018 to May 6, 2018
The 28th Annual New England Steel Pan Festival will be held at Sugarloaf Mt.Carrabassett Valley, Maine on May 5 & 6! Enjoy the last weekend of ski season with a full day of steel drum music and fun as about 20 bands from all around New England come together to showcase their work. No matter what age, the sounds of the Caribbean will be sure to have you dancing and smiling. This celebration of music and…See More
Apr 18
Eric Rollnick replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I am so glad that that RUSSELL PROVIDENCE brought up this SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DISCUSSION!!!
"Another point: There are about 20 symphony orchestras struggling to survive in New York City. Population around 8.5 million Trinidad with population of 1.5 million has around 40 steel orchestras- just counting large and medium bands."
Nov 27, 2017
Eric Rollnick commented on Pan Times's video

Telefunken Microphones and the Steel Orchestra - 143 AES Convention

"I know they make excellent mics. That wasn't my point. It was that this guy had no technical information about them when asked why they would be good for recording pans, and which of their mics would be appropriate for the application."
Oct 19, 2017
Eric Rollnick commented on Pan Times's video

Telefunken Microphones and the Steel Orchestra - 143 AES Convention

"What a pile of B.S., This guy gave absolutely no information on the technical aspects of their microphones. SPL levels, frequency range, type of ribbon etc. .."
Oct 19, 2017

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At 11:56am on May 11, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mr Rollnick; U said that U R a "Pan Fanatic" and, that being said, U think that our steel orchestras will always be a "Niche Genre" meaning, it is best fitted for playing a distinctive or categorical type of music, meaning Calypso, well my good man, let me enlighten U a bit, "PAN", our instrument, evolve out of a need for spiritual enlightenment, and that being said, it is an instrument like no other, it has an IDIOM and PHILOSOPHY all it's own, it can take the place of every conventional instrument in the world, but these conventional instruments cannot do the same, they can attempt it, the pan tone, intonation, accuracy, and pitch alone does it for the instrument, if U listen carefully to any recording with a pan and conventional instruments, the very first pan note played submerge's those instruments, vocal, guitar, keyboard, ect, and in most studio remix, the mixing engineer's tone down the pan's, because the pan may appear's to be too loud, so there goes your niche genre theory, I'm speaking from Xperiance, as I'm a pan tuner, a piano tuner, mixing engineer, and a radical activist for this beautiful instrument of OUR"S. I'll be posting a Discussion on the Instrument it's invention and development...



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