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 Trinidad and Tobago Steelband Panorama and Carnival Schedule 2017

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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Complete Trinidad and Tobago 2017 National Panorama competition schedule. All rounds - preliminary, semi-finals and finals.
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 Tunes of Choice - Trinidad & Tobago Steelband Panorama 2017

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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A unique playlist featuring only the music selected as Tunes of Choice for the Trinidad and Tobago 2017 Steelband Panorama and Carnival.
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 Pan Yard Addresses -  Trinidad & Tobago Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A listing of the addresses of steelband Pan Yards in Trinidad & Tobago - a breakdown by category, and in alphabetical order.
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Web Posted -Monday February 27, 2017
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 Complete Summary of Results of all Conventional Steel Orchestras - 2017 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - At a glance and on a single page, access the comprehensive summary of results for the Small, Medium and Large conventional steel orchestras participating in their respective categories in the 2017 Panorama.

Follow the musical journey of respective bands through all three phases - preliminaries, semi-finals and finals through data on band info, scores, tunes of choice and arrangers.
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Web Posted - Monday February 27, 2017
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 Panorama Karma

This Is Not Your Ordinary Culture

Trinidad All Stars on the drag before Panorama

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A decent church-going fella, this arranger named Leon Smooth Edwards. Also a tough guy in the panyard. Tough guys don’t dance. But you bet Trinis and pan lovers around the world can’t hold their excitement until Trinidad All Stars (TAS) trots out a slo jam a la Woman on the Bass, the band’s folksy masterpiece. The republic seems to have cornered the future of the confectionary market in a piece of music that lasts eight minutes but, like Woman on the Bass and Curry Tabanca, it could be years before the latest treat turns mouldy. If ever.
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Web Posted - Monday February 27, 2017
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   ANSA McAL backs Success Pan project

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  The Cuba-Trinidad and Tobago Cultural Exchange project originated in 2016 when Success Laventille Secondary School, through its Success Stars Pan Sounds accepted an invitation from the Government of Cuba through the Cuban Institute of Music to perform in several musical workshop throughout Cuba.

....The ANSA McAL Group contributed financially to the cultural exchange project between Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago which kicks off on March 5 and is being undertaken by the Success Laventille Secondary School.
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Web Posted -Sunday February 26, 2017
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 Finals Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad All Stars are Champions!

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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra garnered their tenth Panorama title in the wee hours of the morning of Sunday February 26, beating defending champs Desperadoes Steel Orchestra into second place by three points, with a score of 286. Playing Full Extreme by the Ultimate Rejects, the orchestra snatched the title away from Desperadoes which had played in first position, leading the competition - until Trinidad All Stars delivered their winning presentation.
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Web Posted -Sunday February 26, 2017
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 Finals Results for Medium Conventional Steel Orchestras - Four-In-A-Row for Pan Elders with Arranger Duvone Stewart

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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Defending champion in the medium category, Pan Elders Steel Orchestra, retained its title for its fourth consecutive championship. Leading from the preliminary round, the group maintained its lead ahead of the initial field of twenty-eight competitors. Success came through the ongoing collaboration with champion arranger Duvone Stewart. 
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Web Posted -Friday February 24, 2017
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 Finals Results for Small Steel Orchestras - La Horquetta Pan Groove Takes First Place With Arranger Kion Robinson

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Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - La Horquetta Pan Groove pulled off a major victory playing De Fosto’s ‘In De Minor’ arranged by Kion Robinson. The pan musicians are the new champions in the Small steel orchestra category for their country’s 2017 Panorama season. Winning arranger Kion Robinson has worked with the band since 2011, while the music organization itself is no stranger to winner’s row, having had a five-year reign as Single Pan Band Champions from 2006–2010. They moved up to the small steel orchestra category in 2011 in the then-first-time Panorama collaboration with Robinson.

In winning the title, La Horquetta Pan Groove dethroned 2016 title-defenders Arima Golden Symphony which had to settle for second place. Tying for second were Laventille Serenaders which came second for the second year in a row.
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Web Posted -Wednesday February 22, 2017
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 2017 Junior Panorama Results - Youth of Renegades Rejoice, St. Francois Girls’ & St. Margaret’s Boys’ Steel Orchestras Triumph

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Three steel orchestras in three categories shone brighter, musically speaking, than the others, in the ears and eyes of the judges at Trinidad & Tobago’s annual Junior National Panorama. Even the rain during the show did not dampen the sounds of steelband joy that emanated as the orchestras performed at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on Sunday February 19.

Reigning supreme in the three respective categories were St. Margaret’s Boys’ Anglican School Steel Orchestra in the Primary School category, St. Francois Girls’ College Steel Orchestra among the Secondary schools, and topping the Non-Schools/Elite grouping was Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra.
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Web Posted -Tuesday February 21, 2017
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 Arima Panorama 2017 Results - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The Organizing Committee of Arima Panorama has announced this year’s winners.

The competition hosted by the Arima Carnival Committee in conjunction with Pan Trinbago Eastern Region was held at the Arima Basketball Court in Arima, on the evening of Monday February 20.

....New winners were proclaimed in the Conventional Band category. Both Melodians and Arima Angel Harps scored a total of 290 points to share the title.
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Web Posted -Tuesday February 21, 2017
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Tobago Crowns Its Pan Champs - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Tobago Region of Pan Trinbago has released the winners in the recently-concluded Tobago Region/THA Pan Champs competition which was held at Parade Square, in Bacelot, Tobago, on Friday February 17.

In the Single Pan category, Metro Stars and Hope Pan Groovers amassed 261 points each in the three-band line-up to take the title.

Tobago Pan-Thers led their grouping with 269 points in the Small Band category while Buccooneers and Katzenjammers tied for the first place in the Large Band category.
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Web Posted -Tuesday February 21, 2017
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 Large Band First at the Pan Finals
by Ray Holman

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Prime time is always reserved for your main act which in this case, is the large band category. The bands should not be playing to a sparse audience during the wee hours of the morning. It is unfair to the musicians, the audience and the sponsors. I know for a fact that some sponsors feel cheated out of the advertising they expect to realize from sponsorship, simply because the audience is greatly depleted when their band finally performs.

It might be too late for implementation to have the medium and large band categories perform on separate nights, however I would strongly recommend that the large bands be allowed to play first, beginning with this years’ Panorama Finals show on Saturday. Patrons would then leave the Panorama event with a heightened sense of satisfaction in getting their money’s worth. If there is insistence on having both medium and large bands perform on the same night, obviously one category will suffer and it should not be the large band category as it is the category that the vast majority of patrons paid to hear.
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Web Posted -Tuesday February 21, 2017
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 Finals Order of Appearance for Large Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A field of eleven large steel orchestras will show off their musical talents before audiences and judges alike at the 2017 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama Finals this weekend, Saturday February 25, at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Reigning champs Desperadoes Steel Orchestra will defend their title from position one.

Regionally, two orchestras hail from the East, seven represent the North, while two come from South/Central. The lone large band from sister isle Tobago, Redemption Sound Setters Steel Orchestra, dropped out of the competition before preliminaries. 
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Web Posted -Tuesday February 21, 2017
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 Finals Order of Appearance for Medium Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Two steel orchestras from the Northern Region will kick things off in the medium category, when the Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama Finals gets underway on Saturday February 25, 2017 at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain, from 7:00 p.m. Pan-Demonium and former champions Valley Harps (2011) appear in positions one and two. They are two of the three northern regional representatives that made it to the finals; the other, appearing fifth, is Sound Specialists of Laventille with first-time Panorama arranger Rudo Forteau.

Defending champ Pan Elders Steel Orchestra is going for its fourth consecutive title and perform in eighth position; the band is one of two hailing from the South/Central Region.
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Web Posted -Monday February 20, 2017
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 Junior Panorama 2017 Steel Orchestra Results - ‘Committed to Youth Development’

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  Three steel orchestras in three categories shone brighter, musically speaking, than the others, in the ears and eyes of the judges at Trinidad & Tobago’s annual Junior National Panorama. The orchestras performed at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on Sunday February 19.

Reigning supreme in the three respective categories were St. Margaret’s Boys’ Anglican School Steel Orchestra in the Primary School category, St. Francois Girls’ College Steel Orchestra among the Secondary schools, and topping the Non-Schools/Elite grouping was Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra.  The competition theme this year was ‘Committed to Youth Development.’
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Web Posted -Monday February 20, 2017
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 David Hall Gives A Young Steel Plan Player The Surprise Of His Life: A Full Scholarship To Attend UVI
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St. Croix, USVI -  Kevin Williams, Jr. has been playing steel pan for a long time although the youngster is still in 9th grade. His talent sees him serenading incoming tourists at the territory’s various ports; he has traveled to Denmark to perform; Mr. Williams is a sought-after performer at many events year-round, and last year captured the territory’s –and the world’s — attention when he performed “Virgin Islands Nice” alongside Pressure Busspipe at the St. Thomas Carnival Village.

....But no one was expecting what happened yesterday, not even Mr. Williams. “I’m still very much in shock. I am so thankful to Dr. Hall and the entire VI community for the [love] and support,” Mr. Williams said. He was referring to University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall, who surprised Mr. Williams with a full scholarship to attend UVI during Mr. Hall’s remarks at the 2017 Agricultural Fair opening ceremony on Saturday, where the institution’s steel pan program, Mr. Hall said, although already robust, would be built around Mr. Williams.
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Web Posted -Sunday February 19, 2017
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 Ball Dropped on Junior Panorama 2017 Steel Orchestra Finalists - Missed Opportunity to showcase Youth to Live Global Audience
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2017 Junior Panorama in Trinidad and Tobago promo

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  It’s 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (9:00 a.m. local time) February 19, 2017. It’s the morning of the annual National Junior Panorama steelband competition in Trinidad and Tobago featuring steel orchestras from the primary and secondary schools, and junior steelband organizations from around the twin-island nation. Anticipation is usually high for folks around the world who cannot be physically in Trinidad, and so log on to the internet to watch and listen to these bands. It is the gathering of the largest number of the best youth steel orchestras anywhere, and they participate in their annual competition, showcasing both the awesome talent of the young pan musicians of Trinidad & Tobago, and the genius of the steelpan music instrument.

There is only one thing wrong. The Trinidad and Tobago cultural ministry forgot to ensure access to, or lacks sufficient interest in providing - an internet stream for the world to see these young musicians at their best.
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Web Posted -Thursday February 16, 2017
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 Tobago Region/THA Annual Steelband Competition

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  A new Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Pan Champ (Large) will be crowned tomorrow, Friday 17 February at the end of the annual Tobago Region/Tobago House of Assembly (THA)-staged steelband competition. The venue is the Parade Square in Bacelot, Tobago, sister isle of Trinidad.

Last year’s winner, Redemption Sound Setters, has opted out of competitions and as such the field is open in that category - but the band will be on the road on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
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Web Posted -Thursday February 16, 2017
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 Finals Order of Appearance for Small Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  When the 2017 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama Small Steel Orchestra Finals organized by Pan Trinbago gets underway way at Skinner Park in San Fernando, south Trinidad, on Thursday 23 February, defending champion Arima Golden Symphony will perform at position 10 in the musical battle, in its effort to retain the title for a fourth consecutive year.

Under the baton of arranger Terrance “BJ” Marcelle, the Arima-based band will perform Champions composed and sung by Winston Scarborough aka “The Original De Fosto Himself.”
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Web Posted -Thursday February 16, 2017
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 Junior Panorama 2017 Steel Orchestra Finalists - Committed to Youth Development

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  With the theme “Committed to Youth Development” in 2017, Pan Trinbago Youth Arm will co-host the Finals of the National Junior Panorama this weekend. The other entity is the Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Education. The event is being staged at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, on Sunday 19 February 2017. Starting time is 9:00 a.m. Entry is free.

The finalists in three categories were selected after several days of judging at the competitors’ schools, panyards and communities. The orchestras going forward fall within the Primary and Secondary Schools, twelve and nine respectively, with fifteen in the Elite category.
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Web Posted -Tuesday February 14, 2017
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 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2017 Finalist and Ticket Information

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  The first of two Finals, the Small Conventional Bands, takes place on Thursday 23rd February Skinner Park, San Fernando, from 7:00 p.m. This event is staged in collaboration with Petrotrin. Admission is TT $100.00 and tickets are available locally at the advertised outlets i.e. WACK 90.1fm, Atherly’s on Sutton Street, South/Central Pan Trinbago Regional Office, Park Street, San Fernando and PANVESCO, Victoria Park Suites, Park Street in Port of Spain.

Both the Medium and Large steel orchestras will have their eight minutes of glory at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Saturday 25th February. Starting time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets for this event are on sale at the NLCB outlets nationwide.
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Web Posted - Monday February 13, 2017
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Semi Finals Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  After an extremely long, eighteen-hour (yes, no mistake there) musical marathon on Sunday February 12 which hosted a total of fifty-eight bands in three categories of small, medium and large conventional steel orchestras - the large band participants came to know which of them would vie for the championship in their respective category come Saturday 25 February. The semi-finals began after 9:30 a.m. and ended the following morning - after 3:00 on Monday February 13.

....As transpired in the medium category, a tie changed the number of bands through to the finals. Skiffle and Starlift steel orchestras both clinched the tenth spot with 266 points, meaning eleven bands compete for the championship title.
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Web Posted - Monday February 13, 2017
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Semi Finals Results for Medium Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  Defending champions in the medium category, Pan Elders Steel Orchestra, retain their lead position emerging from the semi-finals held at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain. With this, the band is now squarely taking aim at its fourth consecutive championship.

Ten of the fourteen steel orchestras move on to the Saturday 25 February final-night competition. 
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Web Posted - Monday February 13, 2017
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Semi Finals Results for Small Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  The final night line-up in the Small steel orchestra category is set for the 2017 Panorama season. With a tie (one among several), between Old Tech and Uptown Fascinators steel orchestras for fourteenth position, the number of finalists increases to fifteen instead of fourteen. The musical battle for the championship in this category is now ten days away - Thursday 23 February - and plays out at the Skinner Park venue in South Trinidad.

The small steel orchestras will have the night all to themselves, as a break in tradition occurred.
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Web Posted - Saturday February 11, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

Liz Mannette puts pan on the (Google) map

Liz MannetteTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Elizabeth “Liz” Mannette was tired of getting lost. Setting out to visit a new panyard was always a wearisome adventure because she would often have to turn back when she could not readily find the location.

....It often involved walking in circles around the Queen’s Park Savannah during semis or finals attempting to find the band’s location before the big stage performance. In her search for a solution, Mannette realised she was not alone.

....For Panorama 2017, Mannette was encouraged to launch a mobile app to put steelbands and panyards on the digital map.

The new PanCrawl digital app aims to show the exact location of all T&T panyards on Google Maps.
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Web Posted - Saturday February 11, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

   Asami remembered on anniversary of death

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  One year has passed since 31-year-old Japanese national Asami Nagakiya was found dead at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

The young woman, who came to Trinidad to play the steelpan and take part in the carnival celebrations was found murdered on February 10 last year. She had been coming to Trinidad on her own for eight years, to play the tenor pan. She last played with PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars but, also played with several other bands, including the Woodbrook Modernaires and Desperadoes.

Last year was her first time ever playing mas. It was, unfortunately, her last time. Her death remains among a long list of unsolved murders in which police struggle to find a breakthrough.
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Web Posted - Friday February 10, 2017
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“Remembering Asami Nagakiya” - Codrington Pan Family honor panist with special video

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Global - Today, February 10, 2017 marks one year since the murder of Japanese panist Asami Nagakiya. In remembrance of this special musician, the Codrington Pan Family has created a video in her honor.
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Web Posted - Thursday February 9, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

   Panorama Explosion

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  In spite of the impasse between Pan Trinbago Inc and the National Carnival Commission (NCC), all lights are on green for the staging of the National Panorama semi-finals on Sunday for Small, Medium and Large conventional steel orchestras.

The bands will be vying for final places in the 2017 National Panorama semi-finals at the Queen's Park Savannah, from 9 a.m.

Yesterday, Pan Trinbago sought judicial review, heard before Justice Vasheist Kokaram in the Port-of-Spain High Court, to collect gate receipts for this year's Panorama.

There is precedent for the Panorama competition being on the front burner of court matters.
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Web Posted - Thursday February 9, 2017
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Semi-Finals Order of Appearance for Small Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Putting their musical prowess on display at the Queen’s Park Savannah also known as “The Big Yard,” thirty small steel orchestras grace that stage in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on Sunday February 12 for the semi-final phase of competition in the country’s 2017 National Panorama competition.
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Web Posted - Thursday February 9, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

   Pan Trinbago, NCC reach compromise on ticket revenues

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  Pan Trinbago and the National Carnival Commission (NCC) has come to a compromise in their battle over revenues from the Panorama competition.

During a hearing before Justice Vasheist Kokaram in the Port-of-Spain High Court this afternoon both parties produced a consent order on a lawsuit filed by Pan Trinbago.
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 8, 2017
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Preliminary Results for Small Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The names of the thirty (30) semi-finalists in the National Panorama Small Steel Orchestra category have been released by Pan Trinbago.

Fascinators Pan Symphony and Our Boys both scored the highest points of 266.5 for their arrangements of “Unforgettable” and “Good Morning,” respectively.

All seven (7) bands from sister-isle Tobago are among the thirty qualifiers.
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 8, 2017
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Renegades Steel Orchestra evacuated in France after bomb scare

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Paris, France - Seventeen members of BP Renegades Steel Orchestra were among hundreds of travellers evacuated from Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France, on Monday when security personal ordered an evacuation following a possible bomb threat.

The precaution became necessary after airport personnel observed a green suitcase lying unattended inside terminal 2A of the transport facility.
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 8, 2017
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Pan Trinbago Says Every Cent Was Always Accounted For

Michael Joseph - Pan Trinbago

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The present impasse between Pan Trinbago Inc. T.C and the Ministry of Community Development Culture and the Arts through the NCC, is very unfortunate given the kind of outstanding contributions that the Steelpan fraternity have been making towards the recognition and development of Trinidad and Tobago at home and abroad for over fifty years. Only people without a clear sense of history, and those who are deeply rooted in a slavish colonial mentality, will find satisfaction and pleasure in the destruction of an institution that have been able to raise itself from the dump heap of society to become world renowned, and received at home the Humming bird medal and the Trinity Cross. Yet, you hear calls from the misguided and uninformed few, to mash up Pan Trinbago and form something else.
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Web Posted - Tuesday February 7, 2017
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Semi-Finals Order of Appearance for Large Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A field of fourteen large steel orchestras will show off their musical talents before audiences and judges alike at the 2017 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama Semi-finals this weekend at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Regionally, three orchestras hail from the East, seven represent the North, while four come from South/Central.
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Web Posted - Tuesday February 7, 2017
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Semi-Finals Order of Appearance for Medium Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago National Steelband Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Sforzata Steel Orchestra will appear first in this, its medium category, when the Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama Semi Finals gets underway on Sunday 12 February 2017 at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad from 9:00 a.m.

Fourteen Medium steel orchestras will join thirty Small and Fourteen large bands in the “Savannah Party” for places in their respective grand finals, slated for Thursday 23 February (Small) and Saturday 25 February (medium and large), respectively.
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Web Posted - Monday February 6, 2017
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Song for Panorama 2017
‘Full Extreme’
sung by “Ultimate Rejects featuring MX Prime”

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Global - ‘Full Extreme’ is a runaway smash for the 2017 Carnival season, performed by Ultimate Rejects featuring MX Prime.  There is even talk of potential Road March honors come Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

It is also the tune of choice for two ‘legacy’ steel orchestras for the 2017 Panorama season. Trinidad All Stars and Invaders steel orchestras, along with Merry Tones participating in the small band category have each selected the track in their quest for Panorama glory.
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Web Posted - Monday February 6, 2017
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Preliminary Results for Large Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Defending champs Desperadoes Steel Orchestra topped the preliminary round of the National Panorama competition.

The band playing the Carlton “Zanda” Alexander-arrangement of “Good Morning” accumulated 277 points, two (2) points more than the second-placed Trinidad All Stars (275) for their rendition of Ultimate Rejects’ featuring MX Prime’s “Full Extreme.” Exodus Steel Orchestra came in third place with 274 points for its performance of Pelham Goddard’s/Terrance “BJ” Marcelle’s arrangement of “Good Morning.”

As in the medium category, the same number of bands—fourteen—moves on to the semi-finals. Fifteen orchestras competed in the large group, with one - Genesis Pan Groove - not making that cut.
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Web Posted - Monday February 6, 2017
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Preliminary Results for Medium Conventional Steel Orchestras - Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  In what has been a Panorama season which brought a complete change as to how the preliminaries were conducted, the Medium steel orchestra grouping maintained one constant from 2016; that being the number of bands moving on to the semi finals in the category.

Fourteen steel orchestras out of the twenty-eight which managed to get out of the gate, will grace the stage at the Big Yard at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, this coming weekend on Sunday February 12 in the next phase of competition.

The ‘change’ was the judging in the pan yards of the medium (and small) steel orchestras - instead of meet-ups at 'regional' venues.
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Web Posted - Sunday February 5, 2017
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Song for Panorama 2017
‘Wah Yuh Doin’’
sung by Chuck Gordon

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Global - For the 2017 Panorama season, double National Calypso Monarch Roderick “Chuck” Gordon, has already performed ‘Rumble In The Jungle.’  That is the Panorama tune of choice for Supernovas Steel Orchestra competing in the large band category.

His latest work and collaboration is ‘Wah Yuh Doin’ - featured here, and written by Ray Holman and Fazad “Joe” Shageer.
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Web Posted - Sunday February 5, 2017
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New dates for the Opening of Panorama Score Sheets - Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Pan Trinbago wishes to announce that the date for the opening score sheets of Conventional Bands in the National Panorama 2017 competition in all categories has been brought forward.

Medium and Large Conventional Bands will have their score sheets opened on Monday February 06, 2017 at Victoria Square, Park Street, Port of Spain, opposite Pan Trinbago Head Office, from 10:00 am.
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 1, 2017
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Small Steel Orchestras in the Tobago Region Preliminaries - Trinidad and Tobago Panorama 2017

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Seven small conventional steel orchestras in the Tobago Region will have their eight minutes of glory on Sunday 5 February 2017 before the judges in their category as the National Panorama Preliminaries get underway. The activity takes place at the participants’ respective pan yards.

Setting the vibes literally is Steel Sensation of Lucy Vale, Speyside with the Mark Loquan-composition of the same name (Vibes).

Closing the evening’s proceedings is C&B Crown Cordaans of Canaan with their rendition of “Flag Party” composed and sung by Austin Lyons aka Super Blue.
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 1, 2017
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Meet Sound Specialists of Laventille’s New Arranger - Rudo Forteau

Arranger for Sound Specialists of Laventille Rudo ForteauTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Young musician Rudo Forteau will be presented to the music world as the new Panorama arranger of Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille, tonight (Wednesday February 1st) when the band takes the spotlight in the preliminaries of the medium conventional band category of the 2017 National Panorama.

He fills the position vacated by Ken “Professor” Philmore who took the band to back-to-back victories in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
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Steelband Music Panorama Info & Results of Trinidad and Tobago - 2016

When Steel Talks' 2016 Panorama logoTrinidad & Tobago, W.I. - All rounds - all categories at a glance... Large, Medium, Small, Junior and Single Pan Band.

Complete info and results for Trinidad and Tobago's Steelband Panorama 2016.  Check out the background story on some of your favorite steel orchestras and their arrangers, what selections they played, and more.
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Champion Panorama Tunes of Trinidad and Tobago

Panorama Champion TunesGlobal - A critical component to winning any panorama competition is the song the orchestras choose to use as the basis of their panorama arrangements. Over the years these songs have inspired classic panorama arrangements. When Steel Talks invites you to take a look at and listen to, these famed tunes which have played more than just a cursory part in the history of Pan, and the lives of the players and fans.
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