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New Panorama arrangements

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Maitland Jul 6. 6 Replies

Come guys. Lets try to improvise rather than criticize. If anyone has positive and novel suggestions for Beverly to make the Panorama experience better for both players and pan men lets have them.…Continue

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Martin Maitland replied to Lawford Dupres's discussion New Panorama arrangements
"Odw, That is not an accurate statement. For the top 3 bands, there are a number of streams of the finals, some professionally done and other with phones and camcorders. I was one of the first to put up a stream of Trinidad All Stars, minutes after…"
Jul 6
Lawford Dupres replied to Valerie Clarke-Monrose's discussion Steelband Clash between Invaders and Tokyo
"This clash happened in 1950 according to the historians. I was 12 and staying by my godmother at  47 St. Vincent St. From there I went to the corner by Globe to see what I could see. There was a big crowd by the corner, and being short I made…"
Jul 3
Ayesha Mohammed replied to Lawford Dupres's discussion New Panorama arrangements
"A great idea which I as an enthusiast support. I believe, 5-6 months planning is too short. Therefore it should be carded for  Panorama 2021 to minimize problems and losses."
Jun 15
Bugs replied to Lawford Dupres's discussion New Panorama arrangements
"ODW The numbers don't lie. On a similar note. When you look at the WST Panorama finals result charts. It paints a very clear picture in terms of what the world is interested in. large band 2.3k shares,  medium band 664 shares, small band…"
Jun 12
Lawford Dupres replied to Lawford Dupres's discussion New Panorama arrangements
"What image am I trying to sell? That she and her team might listen to good ideas for a better Panorama? I'll give her the benefit of the doubt for now, even if you won't. She's in charge Claude by the overwhelming wish of the…"
Jun 12
odw replied to Lawford Dupres's discussion New Panorama arrangements
"Here is something to think about on viewership, looking at a REVENUE STREAM...same up-loader on Youtube. Which product Junior Panorama or Large Band Panorama will/could attract a bigger following??? Any explanation on HOW this Jr Panorama 2nd place…"
Jun 12
Claude Gonzales replied to Lawford Dupres's discussion New Panorama arrangements
"Mr.. Dupres!!! BEVERLEY is a MAXIMUM LEADER!!! She does not need any advice from ANYBODY -- she is TRUMP SQUARED!!! I am sure that you have heard and read about her VAST BUSINESS BACKGROUND and her TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP which is going to turn…"
Jun 12
Lawford Dupres posted a discussion

New Panorama arrangements

Come guys. Lets try to improvise rather than criticize. If anyone has positive and novel suggestions for Beverly to make the Panorama experience better for both players and pan men lets have them. I'm sure she will appreciate ideas that will help PanTrinbago do a better job.See More
Jun 12
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion Vignettes of Pan History - The Montreal Story
"The first steelband from Trinidad to reach Montreal was Dixie Stars in 1955 as the Esso Steel band, sponsored by Imperial Oil. From there they made a tour across Canada, ending up in Vancouver. They(not all) returned by boat. On reaching Aruba, some…"
Apr 22
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion Vignettes of Pan History - The Montreal Story
"Despers also came to Vancouver after Montreal in 1964. Cobo Jack was with them. Their Tuner, whose name I can't remember, came to the basement where the Moonlighters had their pans and worked on them the best he could. Our drums were pretty…"
Apr 22
Lawford Dupres replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion bugs: You started a GOOD PROJECT. We could compile a list of 20 EXPATS who TOOK PAN TO THE WORLD!!!
"Just for the record, it was Rudolph (Rudy) Commissiong, Captain of Dixie Stars that took part of the band to Bermuda either in late '54 or early '55 as the Esso Steelband. Carl Borde was among them. Kelvin Dove joined later as did my…"
Apr 20
Lawford Dupres replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion bugs: You started a GOOD PROJECT. We could compile a list of 20 EXPATS who TOOK PAN TO THE WORLD!!!
"Thanks for the feedback. My memories would go back to the 50's and later, so if you find a collater/author for the book I'd be able to make a small contribution to the records. Good luck with the project!"
Apr 19
Lawford Dupres replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion bugs: You started a GOOD PROJECT. We could compile a list of 20 EXPATS who TOOK PAN TO THE WORLD!!!
"Not sure what criteria is being used. Can you elaborate ?"
Apr 19
Lawford Dupres replied to Pan Times's discussion The History of Steelpan in the Bahamas - Up-Close!
"I had the pleasure of meeting Dudley in 1958 in Nassau. Dixieland was working on a cruise ship, the Irpinia, which having traversed several ports in the Caribbean, stopped there. When we got off the ship to explore the town, Curtis Pierre, who had…"
Apr 18
Lawford Dupres commented on Pan Times's video
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Crossfire Steel Orchestra - "Outta De Box" - Kendall Williams arranger - 2015 Panyard Recording

"Well balanced recording. Great arrangement. Awesome drummer. What more you want?"
Mar 24
Lawford Dupres replied to Ian Jones's discussion Selwyn "Mello Sello" Gomes
"Sello first made his mark with his Carnval arrangement of Valerie/Valera for Silver Stars incorporating a "change key" as part of the tune. I believe he was the first to do so. He left Siver Stars to join Tropitones, where he played Cello.…"
Feb 17

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