Wow! This says a lot. Kudos to Boogsie, Smooth and Quarless (RIP). Outstanding contributions to the art form!
It is AMAZING how THE STATISTICS eliminate THE EMOTIONALITY!!!
Very sobering. Very revealing.
Even from second place the Big Five is still the Big Five pretty much. Maybe it time for folks to come terms with just how good they are.
Maybe its TIME for the International Steelband Foundation (BIG5) to run dey own PANORAMA, free up the competition for those up and coming arrangers and their bands. Just ask Tropical Angel Harps what its like always in the last FIVE...
Pan Dispute - Tropical Angel Harps
Patrick Arnold has take responsibility for what we see today. His institution of categories stunted the growth of the other bands Trinidad and Tobago. Bands that should have experienced a natural death are still around for no good reason. Bands that could have developed into powerhouses never did because of the siphoning off of the talent pool. The suspension of the zonal panoramas killed the community spirit.
So long I eh see you
I Thought Yuh Hiding
Ah Thought Yuh LEAVE FOREIGN
Look How Ting Does Happen Nah
Look How THE WARRIORS DOES HAPPEN nah -- IN APRIL!!!
Remember Prince said that sometimes it snows in April... LOL
Don't want to give you worries so early... But I heard a rumor that said Durant is heading east.
Tropical Angel Harps - Pan For Beethoven
Steelband Panorama Finals 2015
Arranger Clarence Morris “The Mad Monk of PAN”
Add another 2nd place for desperadoes. in 1967 (Governors Ball) and remove Fonclaire, 1991 (they placed third that year)Great post though.
I think that was a TIE (with Renegades) for second place in 1991 -- so technically they came both second and third.
You are are correct. Desperadoes did come in second in 1967.
However, Fonclaire and Renegades shared second place in 1991.
Thanks for the correction.