Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Pan Trinbago Inc. T.C. has embarked on two workshops with the aim of improving the adjudication process at the Panorama competitions and to produce a cadre of professionally trained judges.
The first in the series is a workshop earmarked for Arrangers. The forum will be conducted by Ms. Nubia Williams on October 8, 2019, at the Laventille Community Complex, Trinity Avenue, Eastern Main Road, Laventille from 5:00—8:00 p.m.
Arrangers are invited to share their views on the adjudication process in a bid “to improve the judging criteria for implementation at the 2020 Panorama competitions.”
Ms. Williams is a music educator, adjudicator for steelband and calypso, steelpan examiner and panist. She has taught music at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and was Regional Coordinator for seven years with the Pan in the Classroom Unit, Ministry of Education and has been judging music at home and abroad for the past 25 years.
Coming on the heels of this initial workshop is the second in the series, this time geared to judges/adjudicators.
The Judges’ Workshop venue has been updated: it will now take place at the NCC (National Carnival Commission) VIP lounge, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The discussion will be held over three days i.e. Saturday October 12, Sunday October 13 and Saturday 19, 2019.
Individuals who are interested and who wish adjudicate at Panorama 2020 are invited. However, they must attend all three session in order to be eligible for selection. Participants are advised to bring their laptops/tablets for this exercise.
Who is going to teach honesty and integrity?
Mercer Ramdoo: When THE OIL MONEY start running in GUYANA in 2020 (provided there is no CIVIL WAR -- strong possibility) me and you should retire down there and start a STEELBAND PROGRAM. You could handle the LIVE BANDS but I want to be in charge of developing SYNTHESIZED PAN MUSIC for GLOBAL AUDIENCES.
OIL MONEY FLOWING, GEORGETOWN ROCKING SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK with PAN JAMMING in dem clubs from DUSK TO DAWN!!!.
That is the life, BRO. But ah doh want yuh bothering meh head with all this HONESTY and INTEGRITY OLE TALK.
I hear yuh, Claude, loud and clear. Doesn't work with Pan ppl or politicians.
I'm afraid that there will always be people that don't agree with the judges. that's plain old fashion human nature.