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Ebonites Steel Orchestra Triumphs as 2014 Champion in Antigua & Barbuda Panorama

Third time’s the charm
for arranger Dayne “Wadeka” Gomes

St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda, W.I. - With tears of joy flowing down the faces of grown men, Ebonites Steel Orchestra players both young and old gleefully danced on the stage in exhilaration as they celebrated their ‘win’ as the 2014 Antigua & Barbuda Panorama champions. The reason for the tears? The orchestra’s first and sole Panorama championship—up until this night—was back in 1977; thirty-seven years had passed before the band tasted this type of success once more. And they came close last year, snagging the second spot. But 2014 year was Ebonites’ year. The band went with a Claudette “CP” Peters’ track for the second year in a row - All Ah We; Peters also had a cameo on stage as Ebonites performed.
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Congratulations to Ebonites on their win in Antigua & Barbuda.


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