Pan smiles: Pan Trinbago vice-president Byron Serrette, left, greets arranger/pannist Robert Greenidge last Friday. —Photo: GARY CARDINEZPan on the Avenue 4 launched
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Pan on the Avenue 4 was launched on Friday with world-renowned pannist and arranger Robert Greenidge in attendance.
It took place at the home of Cleveland Garcia of the Woodbrook/St James Community Organisation on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.
Due to the panic in the city as a result of Friday afternoon’s prison break, the formal part of the proceedings was postponed, but press kits with information about the now-annual event were distributed to those members of the media in attendance.
Joining Greenidge was Pan Trinbago’s vice-president, Byron Serrette.
Both men spoke highly of Pan on the Avenue and the strides it has made since its inception four years ago.
Put on by the Woodbrook/St James Community Organisation, Pan on the Avenue 4, 2015, is dedicated to both Black Stalin (Leroy Calliste) and radio station owner and announcer Holly Thomas, who died last year.
Black Stalin suffered a stroke in September 2014 and has been recuperating since. He is celebrated for his steelpan tributes in calypso.
Pan on the Avenue 4 is scheduled for August 22.
Twenty-seven steel orchestras will move along Ariapita Avenue from Taylor Street heading east toward Colville Street, stopping at Adam Smith Square to play a tune of choice.
The Woodbrook/St James Community Organisation will also honour 15 pan tuners on the day.