Published by: The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The Codrington Pan Family has won The First Citizens International Steelpan Jazz Challenge, taking home the first prize of $50,000. The other six finalists—Starlift, Couva Joylanders, Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille, Redemption Sound Setters, Renegades, and Exodus—each received $20,000. Held at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, on Friday, the Codrington Pan Family edged out former Panorama champs Exodus and Renegades, who placed third and second, respectively, in the finals.
....Playing Austin Lyons’ Ethel and Andre Tanker’s Forward Home, arranged by Keisha and Khari Codrington, the eight-member band got a standing ovation from the small crowd for playing a variety of conventional instruments.
Indeed you are Jacqueline. We appreciate these sincere comments, it's truly a joy to read.
Thank you Brian, means alot.
Must express special thanks to When Steel Talks for posting this article and for continuing to be the top website in promoting steelpan news Worldwide.
I agree with Jacqueline ... years ago, I saw the family perform at UTT (O'meara campus) graduation accompanied by Boogsie, and it was clear they have something highly musical to say with pan. Congrats especially to the father/leader of the group.
Thank you for your well wishes T. Andre. It's a joy to know of the impact we have on people who hear and see us perform. We will continue to do great things to take the steelpan further.
Thank you Peter and yes we have a picture taken with Boogsie from that graduation in our living room.
Thank you Bede.