Republic Bank Exodus durring their semi-final performance of Superblue’s “ Rag Storm” at the Queen’s Park Savannah, on Sunday.
Four-time Panorama champions Republic Bank Exodus Steel Orchestra has changed their tune of choice for the upcoming Panorama finals, as arranger Pelham Goddard believes the judges are not interpreting his arrangement of Austin "Super Blue" Lyons' Rag Storm the way he would like them to.
Instead, Exodus will now be playing Kees Dieffenthaller's Savannah Grass in the final on March 2.
Exodus will be entering the Panorama finals in the second to last position with 265 points.
They are 14 points behind current leaders and defending champions bpTT Renegades.
Is a band allowed to change tune for the Panorama Finals? I am just asking for clarification
Exodus is very smart.
dont blame the judges
exodus lucky to be in the finals
I didnt know you were allowed to changed song. But finally somebody playing this gem.
Can the bands eliminated from the Panorama finals challenge the recent decision made by Exodus to change the song they were judged on to qualify? This may be a next point of contention. Exodus decision in my opinion is a very strategic one (take a page from Donald Trump’s tactics....shift the focus), with many asking, ‘Can Pelham do it?’ - This now lends a new ear and interest that can benefit them.
"The judges are not interpreting his arrangement"...."as he would like them to". Arrangers put on a play in their arrangement, and judges must be in tune (pardon the pun) with what they are trying to do. Duvone was communicating with the judges while the band played.
Mercer: Is ALL FOURS dey playing or what? Arranger giving signs to JUDGES? What kinda thing is this boy? But yuh that KUENT ROSE (a musician I respect) said the same thing recently in a more general way. I will dig up the post and put it up for you. And years ago ANDY called that conducting MIMICRY (that is not the word he use eh, but the implication was the same. So ah was glad to see that LIAM TEAGUE not in THAT STUPIDNESS with SILVER STARS.
Who yuh like to win MERCER?
Invaders, but Duvone is crazy.
Back in the early 1970s, I believe Solo Habonites changed songs. They changed from "My Connie" by Sparrow to "Steel and Brass" by King Wellington. I think another band had changed at some point too.
To each his own; unless the Steelband Association in their by-laws (writings) stipulates these guidelines, who say arrangers can’t give the judges signs, or even erect signs to achieve their means. If you have judges who can be influenced by the signs of an arranger, then they should not be judging Panorama but conducting traffic. Excuses don’t garner points in this competition, execution does. Renegades thus far must be beaten, and old talk and signs short of miracle can’t stop them.
Khuent Rose the conductor is conducting the audience and judges not the band
There is THE GOSPEL from a HIGHLY EDUCATED MUSICIAN!!!