Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Jah Roots will be the first south-based band to be judged as the National Panorama Single Pan Band Preliminaries continues.
Playing the band’s arrangement of Aldwyn Roberts’ “Sixty-Seven,” Jah Roots which hails from Ernest Gardens, Warden Road, Point Fortin, is led by patriarch Jessy Lessey.
Nine bands are listed in this region and will be judged before a four-person panel at their respective panyards starting Friday January 20th with the first four bands while the next five will be heard on Saturday January 21st.
Three of the nine have opted for songs/tunes composed by Austin Lyons. They are Highlighters (“Fete”), New Age Trendsetters (“Nani Wine”), and Pan Angels (“Signal To Lara”).
The order of appearance is as follows:-
Order of Appearance - Single Pan Bands - PRELIMINARIES - South/Central Region
|Position||Single Pan Bands||Arrangers||Tunes of Choice|
|Friday January 20th -- 7:00 p.m.|
|1||Jah Roots||The Band||Sixty-Seven|
|2||La Romaine Super Vibes||Garvin Williams/Hudson Henry||Full Extreme|
|4||Shades In Steel||Dante Pantin||Showdown|
|Saturday January 21st -- 2:00 p.m.|
|5||Rio Claro Koskeros||Kenny Pascall||Johnny|
|6||Kings Row Retro Riddum||Aquil Arrindell||Judith|
|7||Edinburgh 500 Steel Ensemble||Andre Boldan||Doh Stop This Party|
|8||New Age Trendsetters||Curtis Jones/Myles Phillip||Nani Wine|
|9||Pan Angels||Junior Jackman||Signal To Lara|
The competition continues on Sunday 22nd January and Monday 23rd January in the Eastern Region from 3:00 p.m.