TT – The Queen’s Park Savannah was abuzz with activities on Saturday evening with Kaiso House, The Carnival Village and the sound of the national instrument, the steelpan.
But the spotlight was on the steelpan as hundreds of people gathered on the “drag” to hear the various bands rehearse for the Panorama semis in the medium and large categories, held on Sunday. All the bands from Tobago made their presence felt as Saturday night went on.
From the western end the first band was Trinidad Valley Harps and the young pannists took Franka Hills- Headley’s instructions with stern faces as they played De Party Now Start. Up was NGC Steel Xplosion out of Tobago and they were under the guidance of drill master Kenneth Clarke as they rehearse Odie Franklin’s arrangement of Soca Global.