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December 14th, 2008

by bigbear6208 on Thursday, December 18, 2008

TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra
Photos By Akil Borneo

Today, the National Steel Pan Orchestra as well as The TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchester played tonight at the Skiffle Bunch pan yard tonight.
Here is a brief history on the group. (Feel free to check there website as well.)

Since 1977, The TCL Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra has been the leader among Traditional or 'Pan Around the Neck' groups in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1993, having matured through this rewarding and illustrious apprenticeship,they donned Conventional Band Status and have since challenged the very best in that category. As a prelude to this status and broadening their cultural horizons into Indian Music categories as well; they entered as a Convention band and placed 6th in the first ever Pan Ramajay Competition in 1989 and came 2nd in the Hindi Nidhi Competition of 1990.
Tonight was just amazing. The blissful melody of of every beat joining together to create such delicate sound. It is something you have to experience for yourself.
Don't worry you will find me playing for panorama next year.

December 4th, 2008

by bigbear6208

A Christmas Show
Photos by Akil Borneo
Tonight, I went to a Christmas show which was performed by
a group of talented young ladies and gentleman.


by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I want to thank all of the viewers that contributes to creation of such great traffic.

Now it is time to for me to give back. I would the like opinion from my viewers on what picture they would love to see me take.
I am open to any suggestions, and I love challenges. So please do not be bashful is selecting a choice.

Photo By. Akil S. Borneo
The Mall, Central Park

Cultural Explosion

by bigbear6208 on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

-A Cultural Explosion-

I had an eventful weekend, went to all types of events and shows.

The man caught my attention, most people can't play two flutes at once. He is part of a parang group.
Parang is a type of music with Caribbean and Latin American cultural influences. The word is derived from the Spanish word parranda, meaning 'merry-making' or 'a group of serenaders'. Parang is a popular folk music of Trinidad and Tobago, it is part of the Island's Hispanic heritage that originated from over 400 years ago during Spanish rule in Venezuela.

-Moko Jumbies-

Moko Jumbies are stilt walkers or dancers. The origin of the term may come from "Moko" (a possible reference to an African god) and "jumbi", a west Indian term for a ghost or spirit that may have been derived from the Kongo language word zumbi. The Moko Jumbies are thought to originate from West African tradition brought to the Caribbean. Thanks

Dont worry more pictures to come

Have a Nice Day