TT – Reigning Large, Medium and Small champion Panorama arranger Duvone Stewart celebrated his 43rd birthday with a thanksgiving and party last Friday evening at BPTT Renegades panyard on Charlotte Street, Port of Spain.
Stewart gave thanks to all who helped him achieve success including the steel orchestras with which he was and still is associated.
“This year 2019 is a memorable one, I want to thank all the players and supporters for the love they have shown me,” Stewart told the gathering. “It was unconditional love and I give it back to all of you. I want you all to enjoy the ride with me.”
He called out the management of Pan Elders for the time the band gave him, “Seven years they worked with me and we won six times, love you all.” He also thanked the executive of the TT Defence Force for the opportunity to arrange for its debut as a small steel orchestra and presented a token of appreciation to representative.
When it came to Renegades, Stewart went down memory lane: “It was in 1987 when I was just 11 years old in Tobago that I heard Pan in A Minor arranged by Jit Samaroo. That was the turning point in my life, there and then I truly began accepting great music.