Panorama 2020 launched

GY – Republic Bank’s Panorama 2020 competition was launched with a concert entertaining the Sunday seawall crowd with the enlivening sounds of steelpan from the bands participating this year. The Department of Public Information said that the bands on show at the Kitty Seawall Bandstand included the 2019 champion Guyana Police Force Steel Band, The

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New Incentive For Steelpan Manufacturers

A new incentive for manufacturers of the Steelpan. This with the announcement of a $5 Million government subvention, that will provide some much-needed funding to manufacturers of the national instrument, as well as boost the industry.

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Pan fund to take national instrument global

TT – Recognising the importance of the country’s national instrument, Government has approved TT$5 million for the establishment of a Steelpan Manufacturing Grant Fund Facility. Speaking at a media conference on Tuesday, Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon said the financial support will provide steelpan manufacturers with the means to acquire machinery, equipment, software, tools,

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Genesis Pan Groove tops small band semis

TT – Genesis Pan Groove lead the field of the semifinals of the 2020 Panorama Small Band competition with a scintillating arrangement of Sparrow’s Doh Back Back. Their performance tallied 280 points at a marathon pan session which ended at around 2.45 am at Victoria Square on Sunday. Uptown Fascinators from Tobago, with 278 points,

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Small bands in action at pan semis

TT – Pan Trin­ba­go pres­i­dent Bev­er­ly Ram­sey-Moore says the sweep­ing changes the or­gan­i­sa­tion has im­ple­ment­ed for Panora­ma 2020 to pre­vent pan events clash­ing with oth­er Car­ni­val shows are bear­ing fruit. Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia dur­ing the Panora­ma small band se­mi-fi­nals and af­ter the cheque dis­tri­b­u­tion for the sin­gle pan win­ners for 2019-2020 at Vic­to­ria Square,

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67 bands in Junior Panorama

TT – A record number of school steelbands have registered for this year’s Junior Panorama competitions. This was revealed by Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia, at the formal launch of Junior Panorama at the VIP Lounge, Queen’s Park Savannah (QPS) on Friday. Some 22 secondary schools and 45 primary school bands, as well as bands

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