TT – Pan Trinbago is most upset with Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, as well as the producer and promoter of the Island Beats concert that will bring the curtain down on Carifesta XIV on August 24.
The show, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, will feature international stars Shaggy, Kassav, Calypso Rose, Machel Montano and other local acts.
But Pan Trinbago feels it is sad that pan will not be represented at the concert, except for the playing of the national anthem.
A fiery Dane Gulston, Pan Trinbago’s external relations officer, blasted the minister for her response.
He said: “We went to the minister and she said: “Pan? Pan on stage with Shaggy and Machel?”
The minister told us straight out… and John Arnold (co-ordinator) say they looking for super artistes.
“So pan not good enough for that concert? Honestly, I think this is a total disrespect to the pan fraternity.”