Uptown Fascinators cops small band Panorama title

TT – Uptown Fascinators Steel Orchestra unseated defending champions TT Defence Force on Friday night at the Queen’s Park Savannah in the 2020 National Panorama competition for small bands. The Tobago-based orchestra wowed the judges with their musical magic during their performance of Winston Soso’s I Don’t Mind by arranger Ojay Richards. Playing in position

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Paula pushes pan grant

TT – Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon told Newsday she was very pleased at Friday’s talks with Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore and University of Trinidad and Tobago governor Prof Clem Imbert to promote her ministry’s new $5 million grant-facility to make steel pans. “We are very excited about it and very happy for the support

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South Carolina musicians explore pan

TT – A group of musicians from Coastal University South Carolina, USA, several with doctorates, visited TT recently on a familiarisation tour and to learn about pan, the national instrument. The 13-member group came on the invitation of Trinidad Valley Harps Steel Orchestra from Penal, south Trinidad. The group visited the Pitch Lake, Gasparee Caves,

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BPTT, Renegades launch 50th with free concert

TT – BPTT and the BPTT Renegades Steel Orchestra are celebrating 50 years of sponsorship this year. To launch the golden anniversary, BPTT and the band will host, Beethoven Meets Renegades – A Classic Steel Experience at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s on January 20 from 7 pm. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be

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Naps Combined ready to defend Panorama title

TT – Naparima Combined Steel Orchestra is ready to successfully defend its 2019 School’s Junior Panorama title. The students from Naparima Girls’ High School and Naparima College played their hearts out for the judges at Tuesday’s preliminary round at the CAL Skiffle Pan Theatre, Coffee Street, San Fernando. Present to cheer them on was former

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La Romaine High eyes Junior Panorama win

TT – La Romaine High School is thirsty for victory in this year’s edition of the National Junior Panorama Competition after failing to get past the preliminary round last year. Principal Rajesh Sirjue, speaking to Newsday after the school’s band performed Kees Dieffanthaller’s Savannah Grass for the judges on Tuesday, said he was certain of

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