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Expired: Curepe Scherzando, Tobago bands shine in Panorama semis

TT – Curepe Scherzando, playing in last position in the medium category of the National Panorama Steelband semis, lit up the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday with their near flawless execution of the Yohan Popwell arrangement of My House, a Jason “Shaft” Bishop composition sung by Farmer Nappy.

At one point the arranger got on ‘his’ couch in ‘his house’ to play the pan. The crowd responded with thunderous applause. A couple of Tobago bands also came out to send a message that they are going all out to represent when the final will be held in the sister isle next Sunday.

From as early as the second band, the NGC Steel Xplosion, out of Tobago, playing Erphaan Alves’ Soca Global arranged by Odie Franklin, saw the band, looking smart in their red tees and white trousers and delivering a fine performance that had the small crowd paying attention to a smart rendition of the song.

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