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Trinidad All Stars - It's Showtime

2011 Trinidad Panorama Champions

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Comment by Rum-Pan on March 6, 2011 at 3:54pm
Congrats to Trinidad All Stars:I mean maybe name was Augury!So,just now.It`s SHOWTIME! All over the Steel-Pan-Music World.All Together!!!
Comment by S. F. Thomas on March 6, 2011 at 2:37pm
I am well pleased with this result. Normally I favor Phase II, but on an emotional level, I liked this performance better. Something about Phase II was a little too plaintive for a Panorama performance -- it's carnival after all! (But Huggins-Watts had the right idea, and turned the plaintive quality of the piece into an advantage with her gospel-like variation -- that had to be the biggest hit of the evening). However, not being a musicologist, I cannot justify my preference other than by ear and emotion. In a music festival setting, Boogsie might well have won on musicality. But Panorama is still a carnival event, after all! Congrats to All Stars!

- Big Sid
Comment by Zaina Forsyth on March 6, 2011 at 2:25pm
am not sure if we all saw the same performances but am gonna say it str8.....they sounded good...but not good enough to win.........who don't like it bite it....my opinion is mine
Comment by Michael C. Smith on March 6, 2011 at 12:53pm

It is about the music as so many of the experts said an I agree, however the presentation really pulls it all together. I am not sure if that is one of the judging criterion, but the judges are humans and i am sure their eyes played a part in their decision. I agree with the choice for 2011 panorama champs. (Try going to a restaurant and the place is not clean and the food is not pleasing to the eye)

I would like to also say the international broadcast was well done especially visits to the steel-pan theater prior to the band playing on stage. It was well taught out with heavy emphasis on the international audience, not just TnT nationals. - Great job Carnival TV!!!

Comment by aubrey hoyte on March 6, 2011 at 12:36pm

Congratulations to Trinidad All Stars for a fantastic and varied performance of the tune "It's Show Time";after

coming so close in recent years.It's nice for them to be Champion of 2011.                Aubrey Hoyte. 

Comment by BEDE LOPEZ on March 6, 2011 at 12:17pm

congrats to all stars. I am not an all stars fan, but they will be always be in the 1st four, because smooth is a very smart man, he stays with the tune, his arrangement is mostly base on chromatic scales so he can never go wrong.

Even tho we may not like his arrangement but he takes the money and run to the bank laughing.

Comment by glenford peters on March 6, 2011 at 11:56am
Nice, nice,nice. Congrats. Nice tempo, clean and a lots of texture. It was a Great show by all the participants, they were all winners both conventional and medium bands. Cyah wait for more bachanal next year.
Comment by Hollis Marcelle on March 6, 2011 at 11:43am
Hats off to All Stars on a very good performance, my band is Desperadoes however i love steelpan in general

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