TT – Many of the people who viewed the International Pan Ramajay semi-finals enjoyed what they saw and heard. The competition returned, virtually, to TT’s calendar after a 16-year hiatus. It was also one of many events hosted online by the pan fraternity in the wake of the covid19 pandemic.
The competition runs June 14-27 and the semi-finals were shown on the Republic Bank Exodus’ Facebook page and YouTube channel on June 20-22. From the semi-finalists, ten soloists, five duos and five quartets have moved on to the finals. The two-hour long finals will be held on June 27 from 8 pm.
Republic Bank Exodus’ manager Ainsworth Mohammed said in a phone interview with Newsday that the organisers were very encouraged by people’s response to the online competition.
“We are just looking forward and working hard now on making the finals a very special event,” Mohammed said.
The competition attracted regional and international pannists from Japan, US, St Maarten, Barbados, Denmark, Puerto Rico, Guyana, St Thomas, Antigua and Barbuda among others.