Dupres: I want to get back $30 million owed to Pan Trinbago

TT – Pan Trinbago presidential candidate Lawford Dupres said one of his areas of focus will be negotiating with Government for the $30 million owed to the pan body. He was speaking Sunday night as the Meet the President candidates event hosted by Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra and held at the Queen’s Park Oval. The

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Panmen will get Panorama money

TT – Former Port of Spain mayor Keron Valentine boldly promised to pay pan players before the end of the year, if voted as president of Pan Trinbago in the organisation’s October 28 election. “I want to commit to all pan players, with every confidence, that outstanding payment for Panorama 2018 will be paid before

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A love story about pan

TT – From Belmont to Paris – A Love Story about the Steelpan will look at the influence of pan on the world’s cultures and of its origins from the hills of Laventille and surrounding communities, such as Belmont. The music production by Caribbean Steelpan Connextion takes place on October 18 from 6 pm at

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Boogsie: ‘That’s his opinion!’

TT – Ace arranger and pannist Len “Boogsie” Sharpe was unrepentant yesterday following criticisms by Fonclaire manager Milton “Wire” Austin, who thought Boogsie made disrespectful remarks during the funeral of fellow arranger, composer and player Ken “Professor” Philmore. Wire had accused Boogsie of “coming to the man’s funeral to politick. Boogsie has no respect for

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Pannists show love at Sapa

TT – Top steelbands BP Renegades and CAL Skiffle teamed up for a show titled Hello, This is the Year for Love, which reflected the names of the calypsoes which earned the respective bands their first and second placing in the Panorama competition. Renegades won with a Duvone Stewart arrangement of Aaron “Voice” St Louis’

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Caribbean musician feted for lifetime achievement

CI – Earl La Pierre has spent his life bringing Caribbean rhythms to the world. And now, the world is thanking him for it. Mr. La Pierre, a native of Trinidad who has spent extensive time in Canada and Cayman, was feted on Sept. 23 with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Caribbean Music &

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