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Congratulations to Trinidad All Stars - 2011 Large Band Conventional Category
click for Panorama 2011 Results: Large Band category -http://www.panonthenet.com/tnt/2011/results/2011summaryresults.htm#...
I agree that the Valley Harps arrangement was the most interesting of the night. The intro wasn't much but the development of the melody variations was great rhythmically and melodically. I also thought it was ingenious to visit the swing blues feel in middle jam. Good transitions and good key choices. Michelle should be proud. She's got a great voice and feel for pan. I like the arrangers that try new things.
The All Stars had more cliche devices but I love the blend of pans they get in Smooth's arrangements. When all the pans are in harmony you hear the best of each instrument playing at the heart of their range. Powerful sound. As an older pan player, I love seeing a band with alot of "mature" players out jamming the younger kids! LOL
Congratulations to all the winners. Katezenjammers has been consistent right through the competition Congrats Katezenjammers and Valley Harps with a special CONGRATS to the Female arranger you did yourself and the music justice
.CONGRATULATIONS ALL STARS you crept up and passed Phase 11 and Silver Stars and they got a sound thrashing by all. The Nayers the Negative by profession and the thief accusers will all be out today blaming the judges the Pan-Trinbago and any thing that they can find to blame. Most people go to Panorama to hear their band and when that band has played then they leave. Listening is an art especially to music
unfortunately the All Stars haters have lots to say, if any one can say their music was not good, they are lying to them selves. Exodus was boring as usual, Phase 11 was good to me did not hear Invaders and silver stars performance was good but not musically better than All Stars in my opinion.
So who vex hard luck, reminds me of all those Manchester Uniters haters just because they have worked hard to where they reach.
Is this the First time a Panorama finals band(Silver stars) lost to another band(Trinidad All Stars) playing Their original Compositon(Silver Stars)
Time for the competition organizers to share the entire breakdown of the scoring of each judge. We need to know what score each band received from each judge and in all categories. This is the only way to have any kind of conversation while obtaining a basic knowledge of what is expected of each steel band. I believe the pan public wants to learn much more about the scoring. Time for transparency.
I agree totally. This call has been made for decades now. The judges' identities though must, in my view, remain anonymous. Judge 1, 2, 3, 4 or A, B, C, D would suffice.
Had this system been in place especially this year, everyone would have had the opportunity to scrutinize the semi-finals score sheets and draw their own conclusions after having seen the allocation of marks and read the remarks, after having listened themselves to the performances.
I won't hold my breath though for that could infuse fear of possible 'people power'. 'Tis better to be safe than sorry. So, remain in the comfort zone shielded with confidentiality.