Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
Time: February 24, 2020 from 6pm to 11:45pm
Location: St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road
Street: Western Main Road
City/Town: St. James , Trinidad
Event Type: parade
Organized By: Pan Trinbago Inc. in collaboration with the St. James Community Improvement Committee (CIC)
Latest Activity: Feb 24
Steelbands return to the streets of St. James on Carnival Monday night (February 24) as Pan Trinbago Inc. in collaboration with the St. James Community Improvement Committee (CIC) stages “the Carnival Monday Nite Steelband Parade & Bomb Competition.”
Participants are required to play two (2) selections ie any calypso (non-Panorama tune) and a non-calypso (Bomb). The former will be judged in front of the St. James Post Office, while the latter judging point is at the St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road.
Competition is open to both Single Pan and Conventional Bands in the Northern Region and runs from 6:00 pm to 12 midnight.
Coordinator and Pan Trinbago’s interim Vice-President, Keith Simpson,said:’ The idea to revive the competition was simple and an easy sell. We (Pan Trinbago) wanted to bring steelbands “back in Carnival”, giving people the opportunity to jump with a steelband and return pan on the road.”
He added that there was a similar competition (las lap) hosted by the Northern Region many years ago at the Harvard Roundabout.
The musical form was not a new idea as pannists were known to “drop a bomb” on the road at Carnival and other music events prior to 1963.
All bands will receive an appearance fee in addition to cash prizes.
Registration continues at the Northern Region office, Jerningham Avenue, Belmont or call 270 0185