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Pan Trinbago

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Rampersad Jul 22, 2020. 2 Replies

Just wondering...would it be a good idea to dissolve/scrap Pan Trinbago?What a are the pros & cons......the advantages & disadvantages....... the possible alternatives ..... that could lead…Continue

New kaiso - Shame on You #metoo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Jan 21, 2018. 1 Reply

In case yuh fed up wit de soca an want tuh hear some lyrics.Check dis link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEd9bm13viIContinue

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George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Scouts to start steel pan program
"So Taiwan is helping Belize with pans? What about T&T? Are the pans produced in T&T? Where is Pan Trinbago on this? Where is the Ministry of Culture on this - while, Machel Montano is promoting Sadhguru? Just asking for a friend..."
Aug 5
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks (WST) extends Happy Birthday greetings to veteran panman, educator, scholar, arranger and performing artist Rudy 'Two Left' Smith
"On Wednesday, June 15th 2022, When Steel Talks (WST) extended “Happy Birthday greetings to veteran panman, educator, scholar, arranger and performing artist Rudy 'Two Left' Smith”.   Birthday greetings on When Steel Talks…"
Jun 22
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion When Steel Talks (WST) extends Happy Birthday greetings to veteran panman, educator, scholar, arranger and performing artist Rudy 'Two Left' Smith
"Many people may not know this, but Rudy Smith is also a respected and highly-regarded pan tuner - known all over Europe, from Sweden in the north to Switzerland in the south. One ot the few people who are top class players, top class arrangers, and…"
Jun 15
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Legendary Panman Rudy 'Two Left' Smith
"Mention needs to be made that Rudy "Twoleft" Smith is - in addition to a master jazz musician - also an accomplished pan tuner. He is, indeed, the complete pan virtuoso - master musician, arranger and tuner. Not many people have mastered…"
Jun 6
George Rampersad left a comment for Colin George Lucas
"Awesome, bro. You were always musically-minded. Don't know if you remember, we started together in Form 1 together at CIC. Rampee."
May 2
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion PM asked to intervene in Pan Trinbago election dispute
"To the so-called "World Governing Body for Pan# - the world is watching...and laughing...!"
Mar 22
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Suitcase from Trinidad

"Lordy...when ah tell yuh.  Dis fella does be good. Brenda h "
Mar 18
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Suitcase from Trinidad

GEORGE RAMPERSAD – “SUITCASE FROM TRINIDAD”No Carnival 2021…? No Panorama 2021…? Dis is Kaiso 2021.A look at the diversity of the contents of suitcases on bo...
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Feb 21
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Feb 19
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Private sector willing to sample Taste of Carnival
"When ah franchise holder from ah Yankee multinational corporation controlling T&T carnival events as "sponsors", yuh cyar deny de fact dat capitalism take over. We cyar even have ah national celebration witout foreign interests…"
Feb 14
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Steelpan icon Jim "Jimi" Phillips designs KFC Spicy Steel Bucket
"Jimi has for decades been exploring the engineering aspect of the process of making pans. He has also worked with the accessories involved in pan like collapsible pan stands, special tools for making pans, jigs and machines for sinking and grooving,…"
Feb 12
George Rampersad replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago gets just $4m for Carnival but shows will go on
"4 million dollars fuh 83 bands tuh appear? 4 million dollars fuh ah new panyard fuh de "govahment band"? Ah wanna fall..."
Feb 11

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Profile – George Rampersad

Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Attended the Tunapuna Presbyterian School and St. Mary’s College in Port-of-Spain. Aircraft mechanic with BWIA – the airline of Trinidad & Tobago – from 1976 to 1984.

Learned to play the full range of steelpan instruments in Starland Steel Orchestra, taught by Wilfred Keel (Silver Stars), Claude “Moby Dick” alias “Catelli Joe” Williams (Trinidad All Stars) and Michael “Penta” Cupidore (Invaders and Hummingbirds Pan Groove). Inspired and guided by steelband virtuoso Rudy “Two Leff” Smith, arranger, pan tuner and master jazz pannist known the world over for his bebop style of playing the steelpan.

Co-founded and arranged music for Tunapuna All Stars Steel Orchestra, the only steelband with a complete repertoire of Indian music.

Migrated to Denmark in 1984. Taught steelband in schools, youth clubs and adult education evening classes. Founded and arranged music for Denmark All Stars, the band that represented Denmark at the first ever European Steelband Festival in Paris in 2000. Taught asylum seekers at camps run by the Danish Red Cross.

Collaborated with Danish trumpet player Jens Winther for 1200th anniversary celebrations of the city of Aalborg in 1990, combining the steelband Sweet Pans, comprising Danish kids he had taught, with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.

Albums: The Power of Words – Released 2008

Has given lectures and performances in Germany, Sweden, England, France, Norway and Denmark. One of the few people in the world who sings calypso to the accompaniment of steelpans, he has no formal education in the arts.

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