St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - Five of Antigua & Barbuda’s best known steel orchestras each take their place in the spotlight on Thursday July 29 as they vie for championship honors in the annual steel band music panorama competition. The event unfolds at ‘Carnival City’ at Antigua’s Recreation Grounds in the country’s capital, St. John’s.
The 2009 Panorama champions, Hell’s Gate, return to the competition with their winning arranger of last year, the talented Khan Cordice.
....Hell’s Gate has copped the most Panorama championship titles in Antigua & Barbuda - thirteen in all, including their last four in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Not far behind is Halcyon Steel Orchestra with ten national steelband panorama championships, their most recent time in winner’s circle being 2008.