This is the Art Work for the 2017 Soca tune “Buss Head.” The tune is supposed to be featured in the Panorama, but it looks like the “Buss Head” has already begun
New York, U.S.A. - It has come to the attention of When Steel Talks (WST) that the management of the New York Steelband community has agreed to participate in the 2017 Panorama competition without being fully paid their 2016 prize money. Instead, a very paltry portion of the money owed has been “promised.”
Further more, NO discussion of the timetable for payment for their 2017 prizes has taken place. In addition there has been no talk of monetary compensation for the delay in payment for 2016; no talk of reimbursement for the monetary loss in interest, had that money been in the account of the steel orchestras. And no pecuniary compensation for the stress and financial jeopardy that the music organizations have been placed in as a direct result of the non-payment.
Not to mention - there has not been an increase in the prize money in more than ten years. Clearly “STUPID” resides in New York under the persona of the current New York Pan decision-making personages who partake in Panorama.
The Panorama organizers—W.I.A.D.C.A. (West Indian American Day Carnival Association)—host several shows on Carnival weekend, with several acts on the bill to perform. No other artist performs, takes the stage at the WIADCA shows with money outstanding, owed to them.
Who runs a major competition without the agreed-upon prize money, being available for immediate disbursement?
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