Category Archives: History / Tributes

Rest in Peace Henriques Lakatoo a.k.a. “Lakas”

I didn’t know him very well. Sheppy told me he first came to the band in ’82 to play for Panorama. So he would have played four of my arrangements; Pan Explosion, Rebecca, Lucy and Pan in Danger. By ’85 he was already coming into the band’s spotlight at the same time my light was[…]

Tribute to a Caribbean cultural icon Mr. Torrance Mohammed

Today, we pay tribute to a Caribbean cultural icon Mr. Torrance Mohammed, with… “A Message To Michael” Michael Manswell: “GM Terry. Torrance Mohammed was robbed beaten and subsequently died in Trinidad . So very Sad – Michael” Terry Brathwaite: “Dear Michael, Greetings. Which Mr. Torrance Mohammed yuh talkin about? He must be an imposter? De[…]

Tribute to Master Drummer Mr. Mathew Roach

Everyone flocked to the soul band / the funk band to hear him. Born and bred Hole material; forged in the fire that was soul music / funk music / contemporary pop music / Panorama music. You name it, he could play it. And play it he did with endless energy and finesse, attracting like[…]

Tribute Service of the Late Milton “Wire” Austin

EULOGY Blessed evening to all present to celebrate the life of Mr. Milton Leslie Joseph Austin, or as he is fondly called: “Wire”! A true San Fernandian in every way, he was born to the now deceased Clarissa and Lisle Austin as the firstborn of seven children, on the 28th June, 1941. Uncle Wire began[…]

NLCB Fonclaire thanked Mr. Erbon Gibbs

The Board of Directors, Management and Members of NLCB Fonclaire, thanked Mr. Erbon Gibbs yesterday, for taking on the role, free of charge, as consultant / contractor for Fonclaire’s Pan-yard Development Program. We have completed Phase One, which facilitates the opening of our Lotto Booth, Gift Shop, Car Wash and new stage side practice space.[…]

The Legacy of Ken “Professor” Philmore

A quotation from an interview with Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore. “I believe the children are our future, Teach them well and let them lead the way, Show them all the beauty they possess inside, Give them a sense of pride….” A light that burned so brightly, lighting the way for others to follow… Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore’s[…]