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Ivory Tower Dwelling Academics Who Hustle Pan Raise the Bar of Cultural Theft in the Global Scam

Author: Rudy Kendall

An interesting and very telling uproar has developed recently in the online steelpan community surrounding some very unbecoming remarks made by Kristian Paradis (Director of the University of Delaware Steelband) in response to Freddy Harris III tagging him in a post. Mr. Paradis was promptly rebuked by many in the online steelpan community and was forced to issue a public apology. Although Mr. Paradis may have apologized in order to save face, it does not appear likely that his steelpan checks will start bouncing anytime soon (unlike the many Trinidad Panorama 2016 performers) since the University of Delaware employs him...

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The National Carnival Commission's 666 Subliminal Logo is Representative of How Low They Go While Promoting the Devil's Feast of Carnival

Author: Rudy Kendall

With this being our first article of the Gregorian new year, it is quite appropriate that we shift into a new gear. With the Handpan Mafia in full retreat mode and no further Satanic Handpan subjects in sight as of the moment, we would like to turn our wide steelpan spectacles towards the Mecca in order to make some sense out of all of the madness and scandal surrounding PanTrinbago and the fact that thousands of pannists who performed in Panorama 2016 have yet to be paid checks that will not bounce. Although the individual performance fees only amount to...

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High Profile Handpan Propagandists Who Promote and Perpetuate the PANArt Myth that the Hang is a New Instrument

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Over the course of the past seven months, KaribPAN has been on the cutting edge of the totally new and innovative niche of alternative steelpan news, and a siginificant portion of our news has focused on the culture and cults surrounding the handpan instrument. In fact, we have essentially single handedly created this niche in question and subsequently, we are Pan pioneers in the sense that through our blog we have provided a truthful, reality based, alternative handpan information source. A large portion of our pioneering handpan truth movement has been focused towards providing an accurate historical record of the...

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KaribPAN is Now Offering 'Low C' Bore Lead Pans w/ High Polish Chrome and FREE Fedex Intl. Economy Shipping

KaribPAN is Now Offering 'Low C' Bore Lead Pans w/ High Polish Chrome and FREE Fedex Intl. Economy Shipping

Shipping FREE directly from Trinidad & Tobago via FEDEX INTL. ECONOMY, our ''Bore'' lead pans feature a high polish chrome finish and represent the authentic culture, craftsmanship and class that this modern instrument is recognized for.  ''Bore'' pan technology provides a tonal ring with more sustain, as opposed to pans which do not have bores in the grooves and possess a shorter ring. ''Bore'' pans also provide the player with an increased volume level and brighter sound, as well as more resonation than non-bore pans. All of our instruments are 100% handcrafted from the start of the pan making process...

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Dear Handpan Mafia, Thank You For Making KaribPAN Public Enemy #1 and Keeping Our Name On The Tips of Your Tongues

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It goes without saying that the year 2016 has been a very wild ride as far as those who regularly follow online handpan discussions. Now that we are closing out the Gregorian calendar year, the online handpan roller coaster ride continues as crazy and suspenseful as ever, roaring into 2017.  In the annals of handpan history however, 2016 will inevitably go down in the steelpan history books as the year the Handpan Mafia and the general handpan community were exposed as the sham and scam that they are. And KaribPAN has been the foremost author and documenter of the Handpan...

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