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by Doris GreenGlobal - He is a steelpan music icon, respected, award-wining, and a global ambassador of the steelpan art form. In addition, he is a founding…Continue
St. George’s, Grenada, W.I. - It is said that you can judge a society by how it treats its young, its elders and its culture… In one fell swoop, Grenada disrespected and threw much shade on all three of these factors. And the Pan season in Grenada…Continue
Wyn Baptiste grew up in Notting Hill believing his dad Selwyn, a Trinidadian steel pan player who arrived in Britain in 1960 and was the first Chair of Notting Hill Carnival Committee, was the man who started Carnival. But the truth isn't quite that…Continue
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The GuardianFollowing the fire at the west London tower block, there were new calls for the Notting Hill carnival to be relocated. But counting down to this year’s event, locals and carnival makers remain adamant that it should stay put – and pay…Continue
Now Grenadaby Donella HostenOn the evening of Saturday, 12 August 2017, Panorama was postponed. 8 steel bands came out to the National Stadium with the intention of vying for the coveted title of 2017 Panorama champs, only to be informed, after…Continue
We note the passing of Lionel “Tanker” George on June 17, 2017. He was originally a member of the Casablanca Steel Orchestra and a part of that exodus led by Philmore “Boots” Davidson which established City Syncopators. He was an acknowledged skilled player of the guitar pan before he moved to the five bass with equally acclaimed accomplishment.
He is seated on the right and next to him is Carlton “Zigilee” Barrow Constantine of Bar 20 (centre) and Oscar “Bogart” Pile of Casablanca…Continue
(1) FROM 1973 THROUGH 2015, TUNES WITH PAN AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES AT CONVENTIONAL PANORAMA FINALS.
(2) BANDS HAVE WON MORE PERFORMING AT POSITION #1 AT PANORAMA THAN POSITIONS 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 and 13.
(3) OUT OF THE 54 YEARS OF PANORAMA FINALS, ONLY 3 YEARS STEEL ORCHESTRA PERFORMED A DIFFERENT TUNE. THE YEARS ARE 2006, 2015 and 2016.
(4) RAY HOLMAN and DESPERADOES ARE THE ONLY NAMES THAT WERE PANORAMA FINALISTS IN 1960'S, 1970'S, 1980'S, 1990'S,…