Majesty of a panyard experience

TT – It is 2019 and Carnival is here again. Revellers and mas camp designers are busy applying the finishing touches to their costumes. The music is out. Radio stations are playing their selections on the airwaves. Panyards have been drilling their Panorama song. The competition is on. The past few weeks yards were swarmed

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Defence Force seizes Panorama small band honours

TT – In its first foray into the small band category of Panorama, the TT Defence Force surged ahead of the other 13 competitors to walk away with the title early this morning. In its quest for steelband supremacy, the army chose a Duvonne Stewart arrangement of calypsonian Bally’s Maxi Dub from 1989 to dethrone

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No Exodus in Carnival city

TT – Hundreds of masqueraders will be left with long faces as Republic Bank Exodus will not be a part of Carnival celebrations in Carnival City, downtown Port of Spain. The band has always been an integral part of the Carnival Tuesday Parade of Bands with its sailor mas. The 2019 portrayal is titled No

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Steelpan for the digital age

TT – Johann Chuckaree’s Indigisounds redefines the national instrument At the age of 29, Johann Chuckaree, runs different businesses and juggles that with a demanding performance schedule. His advice? Surround yourself with the right people and learn from your mistakes. A well-known pannist, Chuckaree does not have a business background but, in addition to his

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First Citizens, Supernovas entertain clients: Taste of Steel

TT – First Citizens held its annual premium corporate Carnival event – Taste of Steel – for its valued clients and friends at the Corporate Centre, Queen’s Park East, Port of Spain last week Monday. The event fused a featured performance by First Citizens Supernovas Steel Orchestra and a corporate social responsibility initiative of the

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Setting The Stage: Boogsie on Learning Music

TT – One of the nation’s most talented steel band arrangers and composers doesn’t know how to read a single note of music. Here’s how he got his start in music and who he really owes his musical talent to. Pick up your copy of the free 52 page supplement this Friday, March 1st as

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