CONGRATULATIONS TO DESPERS USA ON ITS WIN AT BROOKLYN'S PANORAMA 2018. THE BAND IS NOW TIED WITH SONATAS FOR THE MOST BROOKLYN VICTORIES WITH 10 EACH.. DESPERS USA WAS ON A 20 YEAR DROUGHT, ITS LAST WIN WAS IN 1998 ENDING A 6 CONSECUTIVE WINNING STREAK WHICH BEGAN IN 1993.
SPECIAL KUDOS TO MY NEPHEW, ODIE FRANKLIN; HIS ARRANGEMENT GOT THENOD ON HIS 7TH COMPETITION. ALSO, CONGRATS TO CASYM &.KENDALL WILLIAMS, PAN EVOLUTION & ANDRE WHITE AND ADLIB & MARC BROOKS.
THE 4 TOP PLACED ARRANGERS ARE AMERICANS AND YOU ALL SHOULD KNOW THAT ODIE, KENDALL AND MARC ARE THE ARRANGERS WHO HELPED SKIFFLE TO A 2ND PLACE FINISH AT TRINIDAD & TOBAGO'S PANORAMA IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR. D'RADOES, WINNER OF PANORAMA 2014, 2015 & 2016 PLACED 5TH.
LOVE PEACE & PAN.
Please check you information on the number of Despers USA Panorama championships. At last count, there have been SEVEN (7) to date.
Congratulations to Despers USA! This victory is long overdue.
Good go Odie, Bumpy, Pedro, Roy and the other "backbone" members.
This is indeed "The Year for Love!"
That's the way to do it odie we knew it was a matter of time we was overdue being patient thanks for the win despers usa party time tonight
WST is not aware of anytime in the history of Sonatas and Pan Sonatas that they were ever both simultaneously active and or performing in any Panorama.
WIADCA has there list of Panorama champions. USSA has their list of Panorama champions and you have yours.
When Steel Talks validating CASYM’s 2001 and 2002 ‘wins’ would bring seriously damage to the credibility of When Steel Talks, given the historical significance and atmosphere prevailing in New York at that time. In addition, the stated testimonies by two of the three ‘competitors’ themselves, as to why they even participated in those “competitions” essentially discredits those two events.
Simply put, champions must compete against the best challengers available. A cursory glance at the New York Panorama Results tabulation ( http://www.panonthenet.com/history/NewYorkResults.htm ) shows that CASYM did not compete against the best challengers available in those two events in 2001 and 2002.