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Martin Maitland
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  • Bronx, NY
  • United States
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Pan Music Progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick Feb 2, 2014. 3 Replies

No Pan stream from Pan Trinbago!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by ARTHUR W TRAVERSO Feb 3, 2014. 58 Replies

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Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion The History of Steelband in Grenada - UpClose!
"Nice history for all to know,,,,Well done Sir."
Saturday
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch - Andre White - BEAT THE PANDEMIC SERIES! - Live stream!
"Excellent performance. This is my kind of music, either taking a stroll or a drive just to ease the mind of the busy days. "
Jul 13
Martin Maitland liked Pan Times's discussion Watch - Andre White - BEAT THE PANDEMIC SERIES! - Live stream!
Jul 13
Martin Maitland replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Here is a nice EXPLANATION of a PANORAMA ARRANGEMENT ...
"I agree 100%  and this is not the first time they have done that and the judges overlooked it and replaced it with bias favoritism. "
Feb 25
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion National Panorama 2020 Finals - Order of Appearance: Large Conventional Bands
"My five is 1. All Stars 2. Renegades 3.Invaders 4.Desperadoes 5.Exodus. probably reversing Despers and Exo."
Feb 18
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion National Panorama 2020 Finals - Order of Appearance: Large Conventional Bands
"Ok let's all let their cards on the table...Pick 1 to 5."
Feb 18
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Medium Band Panorama 2020 Finals Results
"I said previously, they had a winning arrangement in the prelims. The only downside could be the judge's preference for the newer or more recognized songs. "
Feb 17
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Medium Band Panorama 2020 Finals Results
"I predicted this outcome. I said in another post the top two bands would fight it out and Joylanders were the dark horse for the win. "
Feb 17
Martin Maitland replied to Bugs's discussion de judges tief!! 2020 Panorama
"At the end of the day, all they are concerned about is giving Renegades a win again. The prelims were a .5 away from a clean sweep. The judges get basodee with Douvone hypnotizing them. How much they will give him for his performance and not the…"
Feb 12
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch Large Band 2020 Panorama Prelim - Skiffle Steel Orchestra
"Something is not quite right with this song. I can't put my finger on it, but I am comparing it to the Renegades version and it is really a shadow of the song. We have to also remember it, 3 arrangers, for this band... If this is the best they…"
Feb 6
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch - Large Band 2020 Panorama Prelim - Fonclaire Steel Orchestra
"Fonclaire needs a bit more drilling to all to be on the same page. there are certain phrases the tenors sound disjointed"
Feb 6
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Jan 31
Martin Maitland replied to Pan Times's discussion Watch Medium Prelims Live Feed - January 29, 2020
"Pamberi Tune: Wrong Again Arranger: Andre White, is the best so far in the medium band category"
Jan 30
Martin Maitland replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
"Running out of steam?...WRONG... The song now that to pick up speed. What you may get is a Road Remix."
Jan 19
Martin Maitland replied to odw's discussion Nailah Blackman - More Sokah (Official Music Video) "Soca 2020"
"Well, I would not say I predicted this but I am so happy this is the tune of choice for All Stars 2020. Now I can say we are winning Panorama 2020. I had Despers in the first place but now it's All Stars."
Jan 19
Martin Maitland replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion PICK THE FIRST 5 BANDS IN SMALL BAND FINALS ON FRIDAY:
"My picks are as follows 1.Uptown Fascinators 2.Genesis Pan Groove 3.Arima Golden Symphony 4.T&T Defence Force 5.tie:- Harvard Harps & Fascinators Pan Symphony"
Jan 15

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Pan On D'Avenue 2014

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

Pan On D'Avenue 2014

Just a taste of Pan on the avenue 2014 I posted to YouTube.  

Pan music Innovation

Posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:27pm 6 Comments

We are all tired of the same old adage year after year. I propose Pan Trinbago set up an annual Pan Music competition to help drive the musical creativity within Trinidad carnival. Most composers have little to gain from producing a pan tune and many have to incur the high cost of a quality studio production. If there was a musical Pan Tune competition... Say the first 3 tunes to have acceptance by the bands gain a winning financial fund, for example the winner would get full reimbursement…

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