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earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is THE NCC punishing PAN MEN or BEVERLEY? Players are still waiting for their 2018 money!!!
11 hours ago
earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Is THE NCC punishing PAN MEN or BEVERLEY? Players are still waiting for their 2018 money!!!
"Johnny King said this in Calypso a long time ago Someone making Pan money but eh paying royalty,Pan people hate Pan Man, but sweet on the JAM,   Pan making the bread for sure, so we eh playing no free Pan anymore Pan Man sweat, Promoters…"
11 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion No North Stand for Carnival 2019, Well use that money to pay Pan players, Ah talking Nonsense or what.
"Clearly, Mr. Earl Richards, PAYING THE PAN PLAYERS is the last thing on EVERY "BIG MAN/WOMAN" mind!!!"
12 hours ago
earl richards replied to earl richards's discussion No North Stand for Carnival 2019, Well use that money to pay Pan players, Ah talking Nonsense or what.
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No North Stand for Carnival 2019, Well use that money to pay Pan players, Ah talking Nonsense or what.

NCC big man said millions of dollars will be saved by doing away with the Famous North Stand for 2019 Carnival celebrations. Is it outrageous to say pay Pan Players with the monies saved from no North Stand  Ah talking Nonsense or what ? See More
12 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to earl richards's discussion Can anyone on this Forum tell us if Lawford Dupres or Robert Amar were the president of Pantrinbago, Bands and Players would have been paid and Pantrinbago dept free ?
"Earl Richards: Let me give you a fact!!! If Lawford Dupres had won the election -- MONEY was going to be NO PROBLEM!!! Dupres promised to pay (and would have paid) PAN PLAYERS in the first week. And the GOVERNMENT was going to hand him $30 Million…"
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earl richards replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Earl Richards: Yuh "WOMAN IS BOSS" thing getting real licks, boy!!! She need an adviser like you!!!
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Can anyone on this Forum tell us if Lawford Dupres or Robert Amar were the president of Pantrinbago, Bands and Players would have been paid and Pantrinbago dept free ?

Inquiring minds would like to know if the two astute  gentlemen mention above were the president of pantrinbago, Monies owed to Pan Players, Steelbands both Local and foreign and other entities be paid by now and Pantrinbago be dept free and hold former executives responsible for giving Pantrinbgo a bad reputation, and take Pantrinbago to greener and richer pastures.See More
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Two steel orchestras, one on a Saturday and one on a Sunday top PANORAMA Prelims and failed to make the National Finals

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Members can you name the year and the two Steel Orchestras that top the Panorama Prelims that was held on A Satuarday and Sunday respectively and they both played in the Semi Finals and were eliminated from the National Finals.   

PANORAMA CHAMPS FAILS TO MAKE PANORAMA FINALS THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:20pm 4 Comments

Members in 1974 the Panorama champs of the year before failed to reached the finals, Can you name the Steel Orchestra involved, and do you remember if it happened to any other Steel orchestra.

PANORAMA JUDGE SAYS TO A BIG FIVE STEEL ORCHESTRA THEIR PANORAMA SELECTION IS NOT A PANORAMA TUNE.

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:00pm 10 Comments

Members in 1975 A Panorama Judge wrote on the score sheet of A  big five Steel Orchestra that their Panorama tune of choice is not A Ponarama tune and awarded the band no points, The band failed to advance any futher.Can you name the Steel Orchestra and their tune of choice.

band plays two different panorama tunes in the same year at panorama.

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 8:30pm 30 Comments

members,can you name the big steel orchestra that played one tune at panorama, then after the semifinals played a different tune for the finals. i know one band that did it, do you know or remember any steel  band doing that ?.     

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At 1:53am on June 26, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Earl; I've ask'ed the same question, Y do all steel bands sound alike, on one could give the answer, so hear goes, several things, (1) most of the arrangers, excluding Holman, Sharpe, Goddard, Greenidge, and Narell who sound alot like Invaders, are forging each other's recycled music, playing in the same keys, or only the lower area of the pan in F C G or D, (2) the tuners are using what is called "Harmonic" tuning which is for string instruments, "PAN" is NOT a string instrument, harmonic tuning is NOT accurate, they say when U strike a note U must hear a chord, when U hit C U must hear the C chord C E G, so when U R playing in C minor U will be still hearing the E instead of the Eb, this causes the tones/notes to clash, which causes a dischord or a humming out of key sound/noise, which allows the instruments to go out of tune easily, (3) the players DANCING and BEATING instead of PLAYING, I could go on and on but I'll stop for now...

At 3:59pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

EDITED VERSION;This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, or large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars won in 1963 /1964 and Guiness Cavaliers1965 /1967 both band's won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, the history of pan/steel band is already DISTORTED, so member Richards, what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 2:49pm on June 21, 2015, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

This query/trivia is somewhat prejudicial, due to the fact that when "Panorama" first started there were only LARGE BAND'S in the 60s' no single, small, medium, of large band category's, where Pan Am North Stars and Gunnisse Caveliar won two "Panorama's," each in different year's, as no band could ever win two panorama's the same years where "Panorama's" is an annual event, so member Richards what is your "Gist" or real point???...

At 8:07pm on May 21, 2009, Kevin Gowrie said…
hi earl, what about a " remember when? " in panorama! I can think of one, remember when desperadoes was eliminated in the preliminary stages of the event. Rudolph Charles then took what turned out to be a controversial matter to the courts and won. Desperadoes was then reinstated in the panorama, went to the savannah on final night and blew us away with the now famous Bradley's (deceased) arrangement of Nelson's " I going and party tonight." I'm open for correction.

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