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T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« on: January 19, 2014, 12:54:20 PM »
All stars coming with another Clive Telemaque song for panorama.

Excitement
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Re: Panorama 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 01:34:36 PM »
I does say the same thing every year. But is true every year. These "pan tunes" are boring and monotonous.

The name of the tune is Excitement? really? this is elevator music.
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T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 11:25:25 PM »
Please post any videos and reports of the Steelbands getting ready and recordings of live competition performances in this thread, thanks.

Will Phase II manage to defend their crown successfully this year?
Will Despers or Renegades make a come back into the limelight after a number of years outside of the top 3? Or will one of my South bands finally be judged fairly and upset the tired North bands domination of Panorama this year?  :devil:

All that and more is to be posted in this thread, many thanks.

But as the birthland of the steelband lets start things by playing our national anthem on the national instrument courtesy of Grammy Award Nominee Caspar Durant performing it on the 'Quads'.

T&T's National Anthem by Caspar Durant
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Re: T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 12:52:02 AM »
No sweat leh meh call it now in ' tongue and cheek ' fashion. South band done get thief as this is strictly ah set ah north band bias. All stars will be up dey then the  GAY Despers  and Rxodus. As far as I concern the winners picked already.

My south bands FOnclaire Hatters and all ah then could beat as much as they want the judges done have it in The bag for ah north  band.
Scramble and pick yuh north band winner from the following:

LARGE BANDS
               
Pos   Points   Band
 RBC Redemption Sound Setters
PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars
  CAL InvadersWITCO Desperadoes
Republic Bank Exodus
  Bp Renegades
Neal & Massy T’dad All Stars
   Petrotrin Phase ll Pan Groove


Medium band - one from Tobago done on the list to win

Doh matter how hard south band play we eh go be dey . Listen and hear  the commentary and the judging there is a distinct bias for the bands from the north. I say move the Panorama final to Skinner Park. Leah we at least get ah home field advantage. All hail Panorama !!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 07:20:27 AM »
No sweat leh meh call it now in ' tongue and cheek ' fashion. South band done get thief as this is strictly ah set ah north band bias. All stars will be up dey then the  GAY Despers  and Rxodus. As far as I concern the winners picked already.

My south bands FOnclaire Hatters and all ah then could beat as much as they want the judges done have it in The bag for ah north  band.
Scramble and pick yuh north band winner from the following:

LARGE BANDS
               
Pos   Points   Band
 RBC Redemption Sound Setters
PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars
  CAL InvadersWITCO Desperadoes
Republic Bank Exodus
  Bp Renegades
Neal & Massy T’dad All Stars
   Petrotrin Phase ll Pan Groove


Medium band - one from Tobago done on the list to win

Doh matter how hard south band play we eh go be dey . Listen and hear  the commentary and the judging there is a distinct bias for the bands from the north. I say move the Panorama final to Skinner Park. Leah we at least get ah home field advantage. All hail Panorama !!!!!!!!!!



Stueps!!!!  The only true winner of Panorama from South was Hatters in 1975. Fonclaire came close in the late 80s and early 90s, but thats it. 
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Re: T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 07:54:23 AM »
Is a real long time I have not heard someone say Gay Desperadoes. As far as the south bands go they have fallen behind the North and East bands. Tell me the last time a South band was a true contender? Fonclaire in 86,89,90,91 and 92. Since then what South band has even come close to a top three performance? Philmore  for me does a better job with Sound Specialist than with Fonclaire. Skiffle has an outside chance with Ray and that nice song The Wedding. After that what is South saying? As far as making it to the final I am looking for Seon Gomez to bring Harmonites back to the big stage. Two Bands that might fall back this year are Silver Stars and Sound Setters because they are both coming with unproven Arrangers. As far as the contenders it is to early to tell because we have not heard a note of pan yet.

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Re: T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2014, 01:09:47 AM »
T&T steelpan newspaper history now on the Web
.. Just a click away
Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ray Funk and Andrew Martin (T&T Guardian)


The history of steelpan as chronicled in Trinidad newspapers is now only a click away. As a result of a grant from UWI and collaboration between students at UWI and the UWI library, more than 4,000 newspaper articles related to the history of steelpan in T&T will be uploaded to the Web.
 
Many articles can already be viewed now with more being added in the next several months.
 
The project is the brainchild of steelpan historian and arranger Dr Jeannine Remy, senior lecturer in the Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) at UWI, St Augustine.
 
“Since my first visit to Trinidad in 1989, I did my doctoral research in this same library. Even then I was worried about their preservation. I copied the quota I was allowed never thinking I would actually be part of their preservation some 25 years later.”
 
Every second semester for the past eight years Remy has taught a course in steelpan history UWI, St. Augustine. The course teaches skills in primary source research and requires students to conduct oral history interviews with pan pioneers and comb through Trinidadian newspaper sources spanning back more than 60 years.
 
“I realised the value of teaching the students about the state of the sources available on the topic of the steelpan as our national instrument,” Remy noted. “I never dreamed that I would come back to Trinidad to teach the topic I was so interested in researching. As a foreigner appreciative of Trinidad’s national treasure, I knew that one of my goals in life would be to help organise these precious documents, give back to the culture and make the documents available for researchers around the world to enjoy.”
 
Each year Remy’s students are trained by Special Collections Librarian Lorraine Nero in using the newspaper clipping files and microfilm of Trinidadian newspapers at the UWI library—especially those documents held in the West Indiana Collection.
 
Students are taught not just to locate these materials but to analyse the content and create bibliographic entries on these sources. The fragile condition of the older clippings and the need to get quicker digital access caused Remy to think about preservation. Her solution was creating a digital database of all the articles and have it available not just to students but to the public.
 
The process of digitising historic documents is common practice in libraries around the world. Indeed, UWI’s library had already digitised a number of smaller special collections available such as carnival costume designs and photographs from celebrated designer Carlyle Chang’s collection and the Goldberg collection of early postcards of Caribbean life.
 
In 2011, Remy approached the UWI library with her plan to digitise the documents and create a database and they agreed that something had to be done in order to preserve the information. However, the library did not have the financial budget to fund such an ambitious project. Both parties agreed to work together seeking an outside grant and as a result, Remy sought and was awarded a faculty research grant to complete the project in December 2012.
 
Since the project’s start, Remy has worked closely with the Special Collections staff at the UWI library and her students to archive and digitise the material.
 
The tedious work requires scanning the articles, create and catalog a metadata form which includes a summary and keywords for each article to make it searchable, and link all this information to the UWI library Web site.
 
Librarian Marsha Winter supervises the work from the library side while Remy supervises it from the faculty side.
 
The primary student research assistant for the project is Aniya Carty who is thrilled for the opportunity to work on the project.
 
“I felt privileged being the one and working on this project helped bring everything that I learnt in class to life. Through this project, I learnt to appreciate my culture, it is one of a kind! What is amazing is that the history continues as the steelpan continues to develop even today.”
 
The project is ongoing as each article must pass quality checks before it is uploaded and made accessible to the public. The aim of project co-ordinators is to upload more than 1,000 articles to the Web in the next few months. The articles can be accessed by going to the collection itself at the UWI Web site http://uwispace.sta.uwi.edu/dspace/handle/2139/17577.
 
Interestingly, the articles are also searchable by major online search engines like Google and Bing. One need only enter in the search terms you want to use and add “uwispace” to limit the search to the UWI digital Steelpan Newspaper Collection. In addition to the articles from the UWI library collection, the UWI digital Steelpan Newspaper Collection included articles gifted from Remy’s personal collection as well as those of a number of her students and colleagues.
 
“Almost every day it seems, Dr Anne Osborne is bringing me a new clipping,” Remy said.
 
Going forward, her plan is for current and future students to continue working on the project and expanding the collection.
 
Remy is excited for people to try the UWI digital Steelpan Newspaper Collection and check out what is up on the Web so far.
 
“The history of steelpan is complex and making these newspaper clippings easily available will help scholars, students and pan jumbies the world over get the first-hand reports from Trinidad newspapers to help understand Trinidad’s national instrument and how the music of pan has evolved.
 
“I am delighted that I got this research grant because it offers a real service, making readily available much that was not.”
 
One scholar who has started to look at these online clippings and is excited about the collection is pan player extraordinaire Mia Gormandy. After earning her masters degree in music at Northern Illinois University, this All Stars steelband veteran is now a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at Florida State University where she is planning a dissertation on pan in Japan.
 
“This resource is invaluable not only to graduate students doing research on steelpan, but to undergraduates, professors, or anyone interested in learning more about the steelpan. To have such a resource readily available not only provides supporting evidence for any steelpan research topic, but also draws new perspective on history, which may sought to answer new questions about our steelpan fraternity. I applaud Dr Remy for taking the time to put this together as it is and will continue to be an important resource for steelpannists, especially in the world of academia.”
 
More info
 
UWI digital Steelpan Newspaper Collection is just one of the historical collections that the library at UWI is looking to digitise and make accessible to the public on the Web. Nero further notes that the Special Collections department is always seeking donations of material of historic significance. Nero can be reached at wimail@sta.uwi.edu. If anyone has clippings or photos or other steelpan memorabilia that they want to contribute to this project, it is not too late and they should feel free to contact the library. The UWI Library continues to explore the acquisition of funds to support the digitisation initiative. Sponsors interested in contributing to this effort can contact the Campus Librarian, the Alma Jordan Library at 662-2002 ext 2009.
 
Ray Funk is a retired Alaskan judge who is passionately devoted to calypso, pan and mas. Andrew Martin is an ethnomusicologist, percussionist, pannist, and associate professor of Music at Inver Hills College in St Paul, Minnesota.
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Re: T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 10:48:48 AM »
For your enjoyment once again.
Pantrinbago has recordings of ALL the panorama. From prelims.

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South bands Skiffle Bunch & Fonclaire prepare for The Big Yard - Feb. 10, 2014
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 04:49:07 PM »
South bands Skiffle Bunch & Fonclaire prepare for The Big Yard - Feb. 10, 2014, Trinidad & Tobago
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Lets hope they judge us fairly this year!  :beermug:
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 09:06:28 PM »
Small Band Semi Finalists

   Position      Band      Selection      Arranger      Score   
   1      Supernovas      In De Minor      Amrit Samaroo      277   
   2      Laventille Serenaders      Pan Scandal      Arddin Herbert      269   
   2      Arima Golden Symphony      In De Minor      Terrence "BJ" Marcelle      269   
   4      Siparia Deltones      Play More Local      Carlton 'Zanda' Alexander      267   
   4      Fascinators Pan Symphony      Big In The Dance      Daryl Reid      267   
   6      Nutones      Spankin' - A Tribute      Jamal 'Meck' Gibb      265   
   6      Crescendoes Musical      Spankin - A Tribute      Curtis Edwards      265   
   6      Southern Marines      Marajhin      Malomo Joseph      265   
   9      Moods      Shakin It      Ken 'Professor' Philmore      264   
   9      Codrington Pan Family      EPIC      Cary & Keisha Codrington      264   
   9      Pandemonium      Pan In Yuh Pwefem      Akua Leith      264   
   9      LH Pan Groove      This Melody Sweet      Kion Robinson      264   
   13      Tamana Pioneers      In De Minor      Andre White      263   
   13      Merry Tones      Excitement      Richard Gittens      263   
   15      New East Side Dimension      Long Time      Marlon White      259   
   15      Tornadoes      Musical Tornadoes      Shervon Edwards      259   
   17      Old Tech      Pan Scandal      Sean Ramsey      258   
   17      Tobago Pan-Thers      Toco Band      Robert Tobitt      258   
   19      Golden Hands      Old Time Days      Vanessa A. Headley      254   
   20      Potential Symphony      Spankin      Carlan Harewood      251   
   20      Humming Birds Pan Groove      Men Of Steel      Michael Cupidore      251   
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 09:13:48 PM »
Medium Band Semi Finalists

   Position      Band      Selection      Score   
   1      Pan Elders      Family      270   
   2      Sound Specialists of Laventille      Poison      267   
   3      Couva Joylanders      Free Up      264   
   3      Valley Harps      Happiest Man Alive      264   
   5      Katzenjammers      Spankin’ - A Tribute      259   
   6      Steel Xplosion      Dus’ In Dey Face      257   
   7      Buccooneers      Madness      254   
   8      Arima Angel Harps      In De Minor      253   
   9      Hatters      Live Yuh Life (Like Yuh Playing Mas)      250   
   10      Power Stars      Take Me With You      248   
   11      Dixieland      This Is It      244   
   11      Melodians      The Hammer      244   
   11      Curepe Scherzando      We Come Out to Play      244   
   14      St. Margaret’s Superstars      In De Minor      242   
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Re: Panorama 2014
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2014, 11:32:41 PM »
All Stars Prelims: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xh833gCj4w

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Re: T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 08:47:32 AM »
National Panorama Semi-Finals Order of Appearance


Saturday February 15, 2014

Single Pan
   1      Nu Pioneers Pan Groove   
   2      Trinidad Nostalgic   
   3      Stardust   
   4      Brimblers   
   5      Shades in Steel   
   6      New Age Trendsetters   
   7      Tiger Tanks Fyzabad 4th Dimension   
   8      D' Original Woodbrook Modernaires   
   9      Sea Lots One Love   
   10      La Creole Pan Groove   
   11      T & T Fire Service   
   12      New Vision   
   13      San Juan East Side Symphony   
   14      Belmont Hi Larks   
   15      Trinidad East Side Symphony   
   16      Chord Masters   
   17      Uni Stars   
   18      Nostrand Symphony   
   19      St James Tripolians   
   20      Metro Stars   
   21      Magic Notes Rebirth   
   22      Carib Woodbrook Playboyz   
   23      Gonzales Sheikers   
   24      Hope Pan Groovers   
   25      Curepe Polyphonics   
   26      Pan Jammers   
   27      Scrunters Pan Groove   
   28      Pan Elites   
   29      Highlighters   
   30      City Sun Valley Pan Groove   
   31      Selp Help Marines   
   32      Scorpion Pan Reflections   

Small Bands
   1      Southern Marines Steelband Foundation   
   2      Laventille Serenaders   
   3      Fascinators Pan Symphony   
   4      Tamana Pioneers   
   5      Golden Hands   
   6      Potential Symphony   
   7      Humming Birds Pan Groove   
   8      Pandemonium   
   9      T & TEC New East Side Dimension   
   10      Nu Tones   
   11      Codrington Pan Family   
   12      Crescendoes Musical   
   13      Tornadoes   
   14      Tobago Pan-Thers   
   15      Merrytones   
   16      Moods   
   17      Arima Golden Symphony   
   18      Old Tech   
   19      L H Pan Groove   
   20      Super Novas   
   21      Petrotrin Siparia Deltones   
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2014, 08:47:50 AM »
National Panorama Semi- Finals Order of Appearance   

Sunday February 16, 2014

Medium Bands

   1      Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille      Poison   
   2      Pan Elders      All  Ah We Is One Family   
   3      Curepe Scherzando      Pan In the Atmosphere   
   4      Arima Angel Harps      In De Minor   
   5      Melodians      The Hammer   
   6      NGC Couva Joylanders      Free Up   
   7      NLCB Buccooneers      Madness   
   8      St. Margaret's Super Stars      In De Minor   
   9      Petrotrin Hatters      Live Your Life Like You Playing Mas   
   10      Power Stars      Take me with you   
   11      Petrotrin Katzenjammers      Spankin   
   12      Steel Xplosion      Dust In dey Face   
   13      Carib Dixieland      Dis Is It   
   14      Valley Harps      Happiest Man Alive   
   

Large Bands

   1      Caribbean Airlines Invaders      Jam It   
   2      T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps      In De Minor   
   3      Witco Desperadoes      Spankin   
   4      BP Renegades      In De Minor   
   5      Skiffle      The Wedding (Shaadi)   
   6      Solo Harmonites      Men of Steel/2014   
   7      Birdsong      We Kinda Music   
   8      Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars      Excitment   
   9      PCS Silver Stars      The Reason   
   10      White Oak Starlift      Happiest Man Alive   
   11      NLCB Fonclaire      Big In The Dance   
   12      Republic Bank Exodus      Pan isCarnival   
   13      NGC La Brea Nightingales      Pan In the Atmosphere   
   14      Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove      Jump High   
   15      RBTT Redemption Sound Setters      Excitment   
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Re: T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2014, 12:14:34 PM »
They are currently coming up to no.7 in the medium bands. Check this link: Power102fm.com Live Video Stream

This C-TV link should also be carrying the Large Bands live a bit later on: http://www.ctntworld.com/stream.html
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2014, 02:03:00 PM »
They are currently coming up to no.7 in the medium bands. Check this link: Power102fm.com Live Video Stream

This C-TV link should also be carrying the Large Bands live a bit later on: http://www.ctntworld.com/stream.html

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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2014, 03:57:55 PM »
Any live video links? Can't not carrying this

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2014, 04:57:49 PM »
I missed Invaders. But of the first 5 Bands I like Skiffle and Despers so far.

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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2014, 09:13:24 PM »
Large band Semi-Finals results (I'll update later with results for all the categories)

1      Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars (274 pts)
2      Republic Bank Exodus (271 pts)
3      Witco Desperadoes (263 pts)
3      BP Renegades (263 pts)
3      Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove (263 pts)
6      Caribbean Airlines Invaders (262 pts)
7      PCS Silver Stars (257 pts)
8      Skiffle (255 pts)
9      NLCB Fonclaire (254 pts)   
10      T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps (253 pts)
10      NGC La Brea Nightingales (253 pts)
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12      Solo Harmonites (251 pts)
12      RBTT Redemption Sound Setters (251 pts)   
14      White Oak Starlift (249 pts)
15      Birdsong (248 pts)
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Re: T&T 2014 Panorama Thread!!
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2014, 03:13:34 AM »
Trinidad All Stars - 'Excitement' Semi Final winner 2014 (274 pts)
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Winning Semi Final performance of Panorama 2014, composed by Clive Telemaque, sung by Shirlaine Hendrickson, arranged by Leon 'Smooth' Edwards.
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2014, 09:49:18 AM »
Pan Splash fails to attract
Monday, February 17 2014
http://newsday.co.tt/news/0,190800.html

IT may have been an ambitious try by PanTrinbago to attract “younger” pan enthusiasts, but the pan body’s Pan Spash pool initiative failed to attract patrons of any age at the National Panorama Semi-Finals at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

Apart from a handful of persons who purchased the $700 ticket to splash in the 70 foot inflatable pool, there were mostly security guards and lifeguards in the enclosed area up to late yesterday.

Even the better organised, enclosed ‘Greens’ area seemed to not have attracted much of the pan party-goers.

Massive television screens and large speakers were strategically placed throughout the “Greens” to allow the pan party-goers to still take in the pan.

Instead, pan enthusiasts appeared to have chosen to enjoy the ‘Savannah party’ in the North Stand, which up to late last night appeared to be packed to capacity.

President Anthony Carmona and his entourage were also given their own section in the popular party stand.

The North Stand filled up first. Pan ‘posses’ could be differentiated by the colour of their t-shirts.

There was every colour imaginable from lime green to blue, white, pink and red.

Rhythm sections kept the crowd entertained between the performances of each competing steel orchestra and on some occasions appeared to have gotten carried away as they were hampering some steel bands.

In the Grand Stand the crowd was sedate, with patrons enjoying the music of the competing steelbands.

Vendors around the Queen’s Park Savannah said business picked up for them late in the day, and late into the evening some patrons were complaining of the long wait to get into the Savannah.
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2014, 09:49:59 AM »
‘Noise’ from North Stand disrupts large bands
By Andre Bagoo Monday, February 17 2014
http://newsday.co.tt/news/0,190804.html


NOISY festivities from both the North Stand and the now infamous “Greens” yesterday resulted in complaints that they were hindering the Panorama semi-finals which was well underway at the Queen’s Park Savannah last night.

The problem appears to have started at the very start of the semi-final for the large steel-band category when the first band due to take the stage, Invaders, was about to perform at about 5.05pm.

The Tragerete Road, Woodbrook band, was all set to play its arrangement of Roland “Rembunction” Yearwood’s “Jam It” when things seemed to turn sour. A dull, low, but clearly audible thudding sound could be heard.

An MC at the competition said the band was ready to start but noisy tassa from the North Stand was hindering this. However, after patrons informed the MC that the noise was actually the bass from the music being played at the Greens – to the West – the MC corrected this.

“Forgive us North Stand,” he said. “The sound is actually coming from the Greens. We’ll just wait for that to calm down.” They had to wait for about three minutes. Valley Harps went on to bring the house down, earning loud cheers from both the Grand Stand and the North Stand for their rendition of Michelle Huggins-Watts’ arrangement of the popular soca Happiest Man Alive by Machel Montano.

However, when the second band, Tropical Angel Harps, came on and began its performance of Winston “De Fosto” Scarborough’s “In De Minor”, the same noise could be heard. The band played on, and there was no remark from the MC.

But as the sun began to set and the revelry began to reach new highs at the North Stand, there was once more a call for order.

Desperados was due to perform at 6pm when they too were asked to wait until the noise – this time identified as tassa drumming from the North Stand – dissipated. The MC asked the North Stand to tone it down. It wasn’t clear that this was going to happen and so the show went on. Despers went on to perform for 7 minutes and 35 seconds, earning plaudits for Superblue’s “Spankin”.

The North Stand was yesterday packed, almost to capacity. Even President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona turned up with his security detail (Minister of National Security Gary Griffith was spotted behind the stand at one point). There was tassa, and patrons enjoyed music played by the DJ between performances. A sign that the ruction was getting heavy came when the North Stand almost exploded after the Valley Harps, from Morne Coco Road, Petit Valley, took to the stage at the end of the medium-steelband category.

Over at the Greens, which was a good distance to the west of the North Stand and Grand Stand, there was a high degree of activity. Though the much discussed pool party seemed to have not made a splash (at about 4 pm patrons said the pool was still empty), young people came in droves. There were different sections with different sponsors, playing their own music. Somewhere in between the crowd were monitors playing pan. But the vibe was, in fact, more akin to a big fete married with a beach-party.

However, there was a major hitch at the entrance point, with only one set of gates being used for both entrance and exit of patrons. Persons wanting to exit were, at one stage, asked to wait, provoking cries of, “what? This is prison?” Tickets with barcodes had to be scanned and photographs of each patron were also uploaded upon both entry and exit.

There were hundreds of “scalpers” on the outskirts of the event at the Savannah, offering last minute tickets to anyone who happened to be walking in. As expected, things were relatively sedate in the Grand Stand, with many taking in the music, seated in their chairs wearing caps and visors.

Efforts to contact PanTrinbago president Keith Diaz last night were unsuccessful. When the Greens was first introduced a few years ago, there were complaints that noise from the event was interrupting the Panorama competition. In later years, however, organisers said they had worked out how to rectify the problem.
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2014, 10:07:46 AM »
Medium Bands Semi-Finals Resuts

   Place      Points      Band      Song   
   1      278      Pan Elders      Family   
   2      272      Buccooneers      Madness   
   3      270      Katzenjammers      Spankin’ - A Tribute   
   4      269      Steel Xplosion      Dus’ in Dey Face   
   4      269      Valley Harps      Happiest Man Alive   
   6      267      Couva Joylanders      Free Up   
   7      264      Arima Angel Harps      In De Minor   
   8      263      Dixieland      This is It   
   9      262      Sound Specialists of Laventille      Poison   
   10      259      Melodians      The Hammer   
                        
   11      257      Curepe Scherzando      Pan in the Atmosphere   
   12      256      Power Stars      Take Me With You   
   13      255      Hatters      Live Yuh Life (Like Yuh Playing Mas)   
   14      253      St. Margaret’s Superstars      In De Minor   
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2014, 10:16:02 AM »
Small Bands Semi-Finals Results

   Place      Band      Song   
   1      Supernovas      “In De Minor”   
   2      Siparia Deltones      “Play More Local”   
   3      Arima Golden Symphony      “In De Minor”   
   3      Laventille Serenaders      “Pan Scandal”   
   5      Crescendoes Musicale      “Spankin - A Tribute”   
   6      Moods      “Shakin’ It”   
   6      Pandemonium      “Pan In Yuh Pwefen”   
   8      Codrington Pan Family      “E.P.I.C.”   
   9      La Horquetta (LH) Pan Groove      “This Melody Sweet”   
   10      Fascinators Pan Symphony      “Big In De Dance”   
                  
   11      Humming Birds Pan Groove      “Men of Steel”   
   12      Golden Hands      “Old Time Days”   
   13      Nutones      “Spankin - A Tribute”   
   13      Potential Symphony      “Spankin - A Tribute”   
   13      Tamana Pioneers      “In De Minor”   
   16      Southern Marines Steelband Foundation      “Marajiin”   
   16      New East Side Dimension      “Long Time”   
   18      Old Tech      “Pan Scandal”   
   18      Tobago Pan-Thers      “Toco Band”   
   20      Merry Tones      “Excitement”   
   21      Tornadoes      “Musical Tornadoes”   
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2014, 08:29:04 PM »
Hi, my Name is Ravie Bhagwandin and I was born in Arima, Trinidad  on March 27 1996. I want to play for the national team. Its my dream. I’m 17 years old and now live in the united states. I need your help in leading me to towards my dream, if you can. I don't know what to do. I'm so far away from my birth place. How can i get to play or tryout or something torwards playing for my National team?
 
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2014, 03:00:16 AM »
What are we taling about Ravie? pan, cricket, football?

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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2014, 12:32:48 PM »
‘Pan Splash’ will be back
Organisers: We broke even in spite of negative publicity...

By Nigel Telesford
Story Created: Feb 17, 2014 at 9:32 PM ECT
Story Updated: Feb 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM ECT
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Pan-Splash-will-be-back-245903361.html


“Pan Splash” was a success and will be back in 2015!

This, yesterday from Michelle George, official spokesperson for the entities behind the concept area (Jus Juices, Aqua Fun Park and the Blue Waters Group of Companies), which was introduced as part of “The Greens” section during the National Panorama Semi-Finals on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

The competition saw 14 medium bands and 15 large bands performing before thousands of fans in the competition which is organised by Pan Trinbago. The move to have the “Pan Splash” which was reported exclusively in last Thursday’s Express, was heavily criticised by steelband arrangers as having nothing to do with pan and as being disrespectful to the national instrument.

Contacted by the Express yesterday, George said despite the negative publicity and public controversy surrounding the initiative, the organisers were encouraged by the interest shown and had already indicated their willingness to return with the initiative next year. She said:

“We suffered from a lot of bad publicity, which I think is more about the way some people feel about the phenomenon that is The Greens itself —and not necessarily the pool or the Pan Splash idea.

“However, based on the amount of interest, curiosity and questions that were generated, I have already been advised that all things being equal on the business and logistics end, Pan Splash will definitely be returning in 2015...and for the record, we broke even! We knew what we were getting into before hand and what numbers we needed in order to avoid a loss and we’re happy to have achieved our objectives safely and successfully.”

George expressed the belief that once the “novelty” of the initiative was gone, by next Panorama, the real issues would be addressed by all the detractors. She said:

“I think a lot of people used the pool as a forum to gripe about The Greens. We understood that coming into this and we took our licks, but to them I say: ‘What are you going to gripe about next year?’ We stood up bravely and took our blows, whilst people hid behind their issues and used the pool to create a bacchanal. Next year, you will have to find something else to hide behind though because this won’t be a novelty anymore.”

George thanked Pan Trinbago and all the relevant authorities for their support throughout the day and said the organisers remain “undaunted” after achieving a “standard that was unparalleled”.

“In spite of all the negative chatter and assumptions, we were able to deliver on everything that was promised our patrons and the only people using the pool yesterday were those willing to function under the rules and regulations. Many people wanted to use the facility but were unwilling to remove their make-up and lime gear etc., so they had to be denied access to the pool. We were very clear about the rules upfront and we stood by them throughout the day. Many children came and were allowed to swim for free and the only logistics issues we encountered were those that were beyond our immediate control.”
George added that live entertainment had also been provided as promised and said that area served as an additional source of interest to many patrons and visitors on the day. She said:

“We had performances from Rhapsody, K Rich, Preedy, Denise Belfon and a newcomer who asked to grace the stage on the day—Sharada—and she was quite good. The Attorney General came and spent a bit of time. Minister Bharath came and took photos with people and was very complimentary to our organisation. Dr Tim Gopeesingh as well... Lots of people were curious and came in… Machel came but did not perform because he had other obligations and ran out of time, but nevertheless, he still took pictures and signed autographs for his fans. Overall I’m proud of the product and even under pressure it was not compromised in anyway. Everything that was under our control, we provided. On behalf of the organisers, we must thank Pan Trinbago and Mr Serette, as well as Lyle and AMCO for supporting the initiative and working with us to ensure that everything ran smoothly.”
 
Speaking with the Express at about 10 p.m. on Sunday, Pan Trinbago’s vice-president Byron Serrette said, “I feel The Greens was successful, yes, Pan Splash was not well patronised but it was an experiment.
“I feel the bigger disrespect to pan was on a day when all this music was performed on stage, the media chose to focus on a pool.

“What was I to do with the thousands of young people who came to the Greens? The North Stand has its 9,000, the Grand Stand has its 3,000 and the Drag was filled to capacity. I created a space for them to be a part of the Savannah Party. Pan Trinbago will continue to strive to make the Panorama a better and safer event as time goes by,” Serrette said.

Pan Trinbago president Keith Diaz  said he was happy with the competition Sunday at the Savannah. “I am quite happy with how it turned out. We were finished by 11 p.m. I have no concerns coming out of Sunday’s event. A review will be discussed at our executive meeting. I want to thank the bands for their cooperation and effort,” Diaz said.

Diaz, however, declined to comment on the new Pan Splash all-inclusive section of The Greens.       
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« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2014, 09:59:42 AM »
Drummer ditches Starlift
By Darcel Choy
Wednesday, February 19 2014
http://newsday.co.tt/carnival_2014/0,190911.html

A member of the White Oak Starlift Steel Orchestra is claiming the band did not make it into the Panorama finals because they were set-up by their drummer last Sunday at the semi-finals.

Delano Arthur Seale, a member of the band for the past 51 years, said the drummer who they hired and paid did not show-up for the large band competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.

He said the drummer worked with the band each time for practice and played until the wee hours of the morning the day before the competition.

On the day, Seale said the band was prepping to play their rendition of Machel Montano’s “Happiest Man Alive” when they noticed the drummer had not arrived. He said a member of the band contacted the drummer and he assured him that he was on his way but he never showed up. The managers of the team were forced to make a last minute decision and placed the iron man in the drummer’s seat.

“That killed our chances, so we are now out the competition and the players and everyone in the band are not very happy right now,” he said.

An emergency meeting was held last night to address what happened on Sunday with members of the band. “I could imagine how the players are feeling right now. This will be the first time in four years we have not been in the finals and we knew we were sounding great this year.

“We knew this was our year the band would come and upset everybody and now this happened,” he said. “When we thinking we coming back strong, everything just come crashing down and it is really unfortunate.”
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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2014, 04:32:15 PM »
Mr. Seale is mistaken . Starlift was in the final only once (2010) in the last four years.

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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2014, 04:46:11 PM »
No sweat leh meh call it now in ' tongue and cheek ' fashion. South band done get thief as this is strictly ah set ah north band bias. All stars will be up dey then the  GAY Despers  and Rxodus. As far as I concern the winners picked already.

My south bands FOnclaire Hatters and all ah then could beat as much as they want the judges done have it in The bag for ah north  band.
Scramble and pick yuh north band winner from the following:

LARGE BANDS
               
Pos   Points   Band
 RBC Redemption Sound Setters
PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars
  CAL InvadersWITCO Desperadoes
Republic Bank Exodus
  Bp Renegades
Neal & Massy T’dad All Stars
   Petrotrin Phase ll Pan Groove


Medium band - one from Tobago done on the list to win

Doh matter how hard south band play we eh go be dey . Listen and hear  the commentary and the judging there is a distinct bias for the bands from the north. I say move the Panorama final to Skinner Park. Leah we at least get ah home field advantage. All hail Panorama !!!!!!!!!!


De finals was in South for several years and North bands STILL buss South bands tail.

Yuh prefer tekkin lixx in yuh own back yard?

It eh no bias against South bands.  They simply not good enough....especially for the past 10 years or so.

What you might not know is that a number of south players does play in north bands.  Some of the absolute best players in the land from South.  When I was playin regular.....yuh didn't want nutting wit south men.  Darren Sheppard, Ifill, Wentworth Richardson, Leon "Foster" Thomas (who is now Phase II drummer and a premier pannist in his own right) etc.  Bad Bad pan players.  And Fonclaire was HAPPENIN dem times.

Sadly....Fonclaire eh happenin anymore.

North bands may win Panorama.....but many of them have plenty players from south.  Some of the best tuners....Birch....Gay etc from South.  You might want to ask yuhself why South tuners does be having North bands soundin so much better than South bands.  :)

Time to get over that victim complex sah.  When a south band good enough...it will win.  The ONE year in relatively recent times  that yuh could say a South band get teef was Fonclaire with Pan By Storm.  But fuh each one a those....North bands could claim multiple times they get rob.

So it go.  All de bess to de bands this Panorama.

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