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Trini limbo queen makes it on the Ellen DeGeneres show

Started this discussion. Last reply by bob diaz Feb 20, 2017. 10 Replies

I would like to congratulate Shemika Charles for her debut on the Ellen Show as the undisputed queen of limbo, She and her family band "Caribbean Extravaganza" Steel band led by Paul Ferrette, son of…Continue

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bob diaz replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion DID T&T EVER ACKNOWLEDGE ANDY NARELL CONTRIBUTION TO PAN??
"Very true Cecil, if we are not careful someday they will surpass us in we thing and proclaim pan as they thing, and sadly, they maybe worthy of it..I say sadly because in reality there's no contest when it comes to the talent that has evolved…"
Oct 29
bob diaz replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion DID T&T EVER ACKNOWLEDGE ANDY NARELL CONTRIBUTION TO PAN??
"You see this is what I'm talking about.  Now add some vocals and tell me this isnt a masterpiece worth representing pan in any genre. Another thing we should pay attention to is tonal quality.If we listen to a panorama production you…"
Oct 29
bob diaz replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion DID T&T EVER ACKNOWLEDGE ANDY NARELL CONTRIBUTION TO PAN??
"Bugs you must agree that we should give thanks to WST for this forum giving fruit to the saying 'you learn something everyday'..Thanks to you I now know about the involvement of Merle Abino De Coteau. Also it gives us the opportunity to…"
Oct 26
bob diaz replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion DID T&T EVER ACKNOWLEDGE ANDY NARELL CONTRIBUTION TO PAN??
"Bugs I have to intervene here if only to clear up a few things you said. First lets talk about Elton John and the piano. Of course the piano community doesnt owe him anything but if he were to take his style of music to lets say the sitar which was…"
Oct 25
bob diaz replied to Cecil hinkson's discussion DID T&T EVER ACKNOWLEDGE ANDY NARELL CONTRIBUTION TO PAN??
"No they did not.. Not only did he contribute to pan but he tried to introduce a style which would be welcomed world wide but was met with hostile comments about messing with "we thing" We thing is suited for us but it will remain up…"
Oct 25
bob diaz replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Dr. Roy Cape - Legend, Musician, Bandleader, Author, Educator & Philanthropist - UpClose!
"That was when music was played by men and not machines, computers and synthesizers..Thank you odw.."
Oct 23
bob diaz replied to Pan Times's discussion Meet Dr. Roy Cape - Legend, Musician, Bandleader, Author, Educator & Philanthropist - UpClose!
"One name missing in this post is the incredible Vasso De Freitas alto saxophonist. To prove my point go back to The Troubadours sa sa yay and hear these two alto saxophones played by Dr Cape and Vasso blend away in perfect harmony curling in a…"
Oct 22

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I am the second son of the late Cyril Diaz who was the first to combine steel pan and regular instruments together.I am in a steel band called caribbean extravaganza from buffalo NY

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At 9:01pm on September 24, 2015, Charlene Lusk said…

Mr. Bob Diaz, how are you? I hope fine, it's been a while since I came on line and happen to see your reply to my wife /me. So I am taking this opportunity to hit you up for a minute. Hey I got to arrange for you to come and visit even if I have to send a ticket, it's about time I looked you in the man and give you a piece of my mind it's all good though. Tell me something man I still out here in the desert doing my thing between California schools and Mexico's musical Organizations,what's up with you and Ferretti?

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