Calypso music from years gone by is the preferred selections of the majority of the steelbands participating in this year’s edition of Panorama Single Pan Preliminaries which commences on Friday 16th and runs until Monday 19th January.
Less than five (5) bands have opted for current releases inclusive of Sound of Music of Morvant with “The Holy Grail” composed and sung by Thecia Rodriguez.
Selections from the repertoire of Aldwyn Roberts(Kitchener), Alston Cyrus Becket (Becket) Austin Lyons (SuperBlue), Chris “Tambu” Herbert, Winston Bailey (Shadow), Alphonsus Cassell (Arrow), Robert Nelson (Lord Nelson), to name a few are some of more popular choices of the bands.
In fact, Aldwyn Roberts has the most plays to date. These include: “Ka Ka Roach”, “No Wuk For Carnival”, ”Pan In A Minor” and ”Rainorama”.
The National Single Pan Preliminaries in all Regions begins on Friday January 16th in the North at The Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah at 6:00pm. Then it’s onto the East at The Arima Velodrome, Arima.
On Sunday, bands in South/Central will take centre stage at the Petrotrin Sports Club Car Park, Guaracara, Point-a-Pierre. Showtime is 7:00pm.
Tobago bands will face the judges’ panel on Monday 19th January at the Buccoo Integrated Facility, Bucco, from 7:00 pm. Admission to each of the competitions is $60.
A total of seventy (70) steelbands have registered for this category.
From the news desk of Pan Trinbago