"OK, I have heard your complaints.
Now, what part are you willing to play?Will you start a global streaming company for T&T music?Will you assist one performer or steelband to get involved in the global marketplace?BTW COTT is not "raking in…"
"Now we are beginning to try to chart a course based on data. The information on Jazz is enlightening. But here are a few more questions we need to consider.
Recorded music is only one niche and does not necessarily represent trends in the entire…"
" --appropriately "dressed in black" - the colour of mourning. Mourning for the death of the spirit that created a national steelband movement just a few decades ago. If the dead retain contact with the current world the bones…"
"The difference of one year is insignificant in a story being retold by old men who lived it and should not be considered as contradictory. The researchers' job is to search for the corroborating evidence if any can be found, in…"
"PANTRINBAGO must make a determined effort to:
Recover the Lennox Pierre steelband papers that were lodged with OWTU.
Work with UWI and or UTT to plan an urgent exercise to gather the information from all sources, especially the few…"
"This is one side of the coin, expressed with great emotion. But here is another side and even an edge to the coin. I would like to suggest a national conversation right here. With contributions from the 'usual suspects' but also…"
"Thank you, Nellie Bly. You gave T&T the vehicle that transformed the world of music and allowed our talent to blossom and prove what nobody thought was possible.THANK YOU WHEN STEEL TALKS FOR KEEPING THE WORLD INFORMED ABOUT THE…"
If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
I am a long time steelband enthusiast and backroom support person. I was PR Officer of Trinidad All Stars from about 1969 to 1991.
I am the founder of Multi Media Ltd and am also the producer of two sets of recordings - Classical Jewels 5 and Classical Jewels 6.
In the 1950's I was Secretary General of The National Youth Council and assisted Lennox Pierre in some of the steelband related activities of the Youth Council
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I " have 'G' in my 'DNA'"...Does that denote God, Great or Goddard? All three. :)
"PAN PEOPLE": Most 'pan people' are scared, insecure, and are afraid to think out of the box to create a much better and bigger box. Most need a dose of risk-management and business courses. Most are clueless of whom they really are thus are incapable of putting value to themselves, and this is because, in Trinidad & Tobago, there isn't significant value placed on the instrument thus, most still act and think consistent to the garbage can and biscuit tin covers. Since in the 1980s, my family and I placed pan alongside the harp, violin or any other sophisticated musical instrument, hence the reason why so many fail to comprehend my upward/moral stance when aligning self with pan.