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Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales Jul 25. 12 Replies

WST in INTERESTING STEELBAND FACTS AND TRIVIA tells us that DIXIELAND STEEL…Continue

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Dear Fellow Pan Women & Pan Men...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Providence May 12. 3 Replies

Dear fellow Pannists,Let me begin by sincerely expressing my humblest of apologies for only now addressing my peers on this global forum.My Dear Fellow pan women and men globally,It is documented…Continue

Dear Mrs Beverley Ramsey Moore- Roadmap to Recovery...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales May 4. 1 Reply

Dear Mrs Beverley Ramsey Moore,In the interest of the steelband movement in Trinidad and Tobago (not the rest of the world), and in the absence of any official communication from you as President of…Continue

Dear Mrs Beverley Ramsey Moore

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Providence May 5. 11 Replies

Dear Mrs Beverley Ramsey Moore,Have you considered that the present economic metamorphosis that economies globally are experiencing, is affecting the operations of major sponsors of the large…Continue

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Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well ah made a BIG FUNDAMENTAL ERROR!!! I thought that the PAN TRINBAGO INTERNAL WAR was about POWER -- but I just found out it is about MONEY ...
"To whom does the header of the above spread sheet identify a record of disbursements over a period of time? If you guessed MANAGEMENT... you are a WINNER. Are those named in Claude Gonzales' query hewers of wood, and drawers of…"
Sep 13
Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion IMAGINE that we have not had the AGM for 2020 but the 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN has already been LAUNCHED and THEY WANT BEVERLEY OUT!!!
"Just remember that a south man is now the minister of culture. A south man who stood down as the sitting MP for the constituency of San Fernando East, only to return as a member of government via the senate, only to be made minister with…"
Sep 10
Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Now I am not expressing an OPINION, I am just reporting!!! But some people are saying that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE is having PRIVATE MEETINGS and disbursing PAN TRINBAGO FUNDS to HER PERSONAL BENEFIT...
""...and disbursing PAN TRINBAGO FUNDS to HER PERSONAL BENEFIT...?" More like fucking it up with impunity!"
Aug 30
Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"Earl: I hope you look at the date of that KIM JOHNSON article!!!"
Jul 25
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"Thanks, just as I knew it. I thought Starniks was formed by Eddie Richards (Capt). Knew Harper well, quiet demeanor. Was with Tripoli at the time."
Jul 25
earl richards replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
Jul 25
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"I remember a Roy Harper who used to tune pans for Tripoli. Is that the same person of which you speak? Still around? Starniks was formed by a guy named Eddie, he brought in Roy Harper."
Jul 24
patrick replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"This is not utter rubbish, it's only utter rubbish for those who were brought up uneducated and being taught badly. Same thing with Christopher Columbus matter, trinis were brainwashed, had to cram the dates,  Columbus ships voyages…"
Jul 24
odw replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"Fonclaire - Pan by Storm"
Jul 24
Lilian Sten replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"Seriously? 'Dixieland 'was the generic term used for all Southern Jazz, worldwide and for at least a century. Calling a Steelband 'Dixieland' pays tribute to Black Music, not the Confederate Flag."
Jul 24
George Rampersad replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"The question is not relevant in modern day Trinidad society. We do not have the same black-white divide as the United States.It can lead to the absurd...like for example, should we continue to celebrate bands like Invaders, Casablanca,…"
Jul 24
Kim Johnson replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"An leading steelband which made important contributions to pan but has been defunct for decades got the name Dixieland around 1950 because they heard a type of jazz called dixieland and you're trying to suggest it was out of a racist impulse…"
Jul 24
earl richards replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"Very good TOPIC Russel Providence, But this is my two cents contribution and I need to be corrected if I am wrong again. I used to work with a fellow stage side member of Texaco Dixeland Steel orchestra and he always mention the captain Curtis…"
Jul 23
Claude Gonzales replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"Lady Antebellum dropped "Antebellum" from the name it has used since its formation in 2006 and is going by Lady A, a nickname it says fans have long used. The change, the group said in a statement, comes after realizing the word's…"
Jul 23
Pan Times replied to Russell Providence's discussion Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND
"An exclusive Von Martin–interview with Mr. Curtis Pierre of Dixieland Steel Orchestra, one of the first Trinidad ‘college boy’ bands. Here is Pierre’s story in his own words - with noted journalist Von Martin See more"
Jul 23
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Racism In Steelband: BLM - Mason Dickson Line - DIXIELAND

WST in INTERESTING STEELBAND FACTS AND TRIVIA tells us that DIXIELAND STEEL ORCHESTRA:Began in 1946 in Scott Bushe StreetWere originally known as the Boys of IwojimaName changed to “Melody MakersChanged again in 1950 to “Dixieland.Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by Jann Wenner, and…See More
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At 9:11pm on December 19, 2013, Ian Franklin said…

Russell, I am in Trinidad at this moment. Let me know if you are in Trinidad. I can be reached at Cell (868) 316-9483, Home (868) 624-9317 or E-Mail laventl@aol.com

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