PAN-JUMBIE

Farewell to pan icon Bobby

TT – The contributions of the late pan extraordinaire Bobby Mohamed will be well documented in an upcoming book, said San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello as relatives and friends said farewell to the musical pioneer on Tuesday.

But while only a handful of relatives and friends attended the pandemic funeral at Guides Funeral Home, thousands viewed the service on a live Youtube feed.

In paying tribute to Mohammed, Regrello said he was instrumental in shaping the styles of every southern pan arranger over the past few decades.

“He won the national Steelband competitions, capturing two Panorama titles in 1965 and 1967. He also made history as the youngest arranger, at age 22 years, to win the Panorama title,” Regrello said.

Because of his contribution and dedication to pan, Regrello said a street running parallel to Harris Promenade was named in Mohamed’s honour two years ago.

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