Carib Parlor Notes’first featured artist is Garvin Blake. He is Trinidad-born, a longtimeBrooklyn resident, steel pannist and beloved family man. Garvin has arranged andperformed with a number of NY-Based steelbands including the Despers USA, Metro,Brooklynaires and Pan Rebels. Garvin’s most recent CDParallel Overtones navigateswell-loved calypso tunes and original compositions for double-second steelpan. Hisdebut release was titledBelle Eau Road Blues.…See More
"Their purpose is to CONTROL the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of DOLLARS given to them by the GOVERNMENT and any other sources.
Almost THREE HUNDRED MILLION poured into the DIAZ-FORTEAU Pan Trinbago administration and then they ended up SIXTY MILLION in…"
"BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago as
1. This Act may be cited as the Pan Trinbago (Incorporation) Act? 1986.
2. Pan Trinbago is hereby created a body corporate and has a common seal
3. The aims and objects of Pan Trinbago are as…"
"Pan Trinbago is not a UNION for PAN PLAYERS/MUSICIANS they the players don't pay PT UNION DUES.
Who Am I? A Breakdown Of George “Sonny” Goddard’s Accomplishments
by George D. Goddard Jr.
Steelband performers in Trinidad…"
If you like, go ahead and tell your fellow WST Ning members about yourself here
My name is Valentine Young 'aka' Val. I learned to play pan with a Steelband named 'Chicago' previously known as Hill Sixty. I left Chicago and sharpened my skills with a band called Straronettes which latter became Atlas Travel Bureau Ambassadors. In 1965 We all migrated to the Coca Cola 'Gay Desperadoes, I stayed with Despers until 1968. I left Despers and went to Solo Harmonites in 1969 & 1970. The next year I went to CIBC Starlift Steel Orch which won Panorama jointly with Solo Harmonities. I joined the the Police Service in 1973 and was a member of the Police Steel band from 1976 to 1988 when I left the Service. In 1987 I played with Exodus Steel Orch which played Ray Holman's Pan Woman. The last year that I played at Panorama in Trinidad was 1988 with Tokyo Steel Orch which played Ray Holman's My Band. Later that year I migrated to the US where I now reside.
That's the point Val. panorama taught steelbands to sit back and wait for a few dollars insted of coming on the road and establishing themselves as an independent organization. All Stars is the best example of how a steelband ought to be in 2015.
I thought I was the most honest man in this world until now. No! I am not disputing the judges decision, as a matter of fact I am extremely happy and proud that ALL STARS STEEL ORCHESTRA won the 2014 Band of the Year. I see you take their victory as a mere given, since "CARNIVAL IS COLOUR" I believe that you are also happy with All Stars' victory, but because of your honesty, you do not think that they were the best in 2014. I do applaud you for stating the sentiments of all "THOSE MASMEN" who have been shoo shooing, but are honest enough to publicly air.