TT – Ace pan arranger Duvone Stewart has won the Panorama triple crown—leading bp Renegades and Pan Elders to winner’s row in the large and medium steelband finals at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain early this morning.
The Tobago-born arranger, 42, had his first victory with Defence Force Steel Orchestra which won the small steelband Panorama at Skinner Park, San Fernando on Thursday night.
In a marathon Panorama of theatre infused performances, 19 bands—nine large and ten medium—thrilled pan lovers with explosive music making the double finals among the most competitive in years.
Renegades, however, continued its dominance with its now 11th victory and a three-peat of wins since 2017 with Stewart’s arrangement of Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry’s Hookin Meh, one of the Carnival’s most popular songs.
The Charlotte Street, Port of Spain band led this year’s large band competition throughout the preliminaries and semifinals.