Grenada Panorama 2018 results

GD – Competition to adjudge contestants and award rankings in the respective categories took place on August 11, in the Spice Isle. Venue was the National Stadium in St George’s. The National Panorama competition was staged by the Grenada Steelband Association in collaboration with the Spice Mas Corporation. Flow Commancheros won the senior category with

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‘Only way to save pan’

TT – Tobago’s pan fraternity are in support of a move by the National Carnival Commission (NCC) to take control of Pan Trinbago’s operations for the next three years, with a memorandum of understanding signed on August 7 by representatives from the two entities. Marie Toby, Chairman of Pan Trinbago, Tobago Region, described the move

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Pan Fantasy wins again at Pan Alive

CA – After winning the Ontario Steelpan Association ‘s Pan Alive competition for last six years in a row, Pan Fantasy, led by Wendy Jones, was adjudged winner of the 2018 competition held last Friday at Lamport Stadium in Toronto. Pan Fantasy, playing Hulk, was one of eleven steelbands which took part in the competition

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Sion Hill Euphonium responds to demands

VC – The executive of the Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra has answered the bellowing call, and has commissioned a training programme for adults who are interested in learning about the steel pan. Beginning last Monday at the orchestra’s base in Sion Hill Village, close to 20 adults enrolled in the training programme. The consensus

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Victor Provost, sterling on the steelpan

USA – Most of us regard the steelpan (or steel drum), when it crosses our minds to regard it at all, as a one-trick pony. It’s there to evoke the Caribbean islands — and not even their native cultures, but their tourist party lives. Victor Provost is living proof of the nuance and versatility of

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