Panorama of arrangers

TT – Yes, the annual National Panorama competition is served by the best pannists on the planet performing on the best tuned instruments. After 55 years of the competition, globally acclaimed as the most prestigious steelband and percussion orchestra competition, Panorama is not so much a duel of who are the best pannists or which

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T&T National Panorama 2018 – Results Single Pan Finals

TT – Angostura Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony retained the National Panorama Single Pan Band title last night. The band from the West performed a reenergized Carlan Harewood arrangement of David Rudder’s “Hammer” to amass a total of 286 points, eighteen (18) points more than they scored in the Preliminary Round. Coming in close second was

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Message of love from ace panman

TT – Pan ambassador and studio musician Jason “Peanuts” Isaac, who played the pan for Sparrow’s (Slinger Francisco) Pan Badjohns song, is now home for Carnival 2018 after running from the bitter New York cold. Isaac, also called “Jabber,” is pushing a message of love through music words and pan. His brand new CD is

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Female pan pioneer, 79, still going strong

TT – To say that pannist, lecturer, pan pioneer Daisy James-McClean has paid her dues in the steel band world is an understatement. The 79-year-old passed through the infamous bottle and stone pelting steel band wars from the 50s, with bands such as Casablanca from Belmont, Invaders from Woodbrook and Tokyo from John John, dodging

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MQI supporting the arts at Princess Margaret Secondary

BB – The Princess Margaret Secondary School is getting help from McEnearney Quality Inc (MQI). The multi-brand automotive dealer is helping the school’s Music and Fine Arts Department secure equipment for the Steel Pan Orchestra of the St.Philip-based education institution. Administrative Assistant in the New Car Sales Department at McEnearney Quality Inc.,(MQI) Clintona Norville, in

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