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The first Panorama in Brooklyn was held in 1972, and on August 31st, 2019 was the 45th in the 5 decades. The winning arrangers & bands:

1972<>TROPICANS with DENZIL "Belt" BOTUS

1973<>PAN MASTERS with DAVE LA BARRIE

1974 Panorama was rained out

1975<>BROOKLYNAIRES with LEON STERLING

1976<>EXIBITS with ANTHONY LYNCH

1977<>MOODS with LEN "Boogsie" SHARPE

1978<>SATISFIERS with TREVOR KING

1979 and 1980 Panorama was cancelled

1981<>SONATAS/PAN SONATAS with HILARY BORNEO

1982 was a tie: SONATAS/PAN SONATAS with KEN "Pro" PHILMORE and METRO STEEL/DESPERS USA with CLIVE BRADLEY

1983<>SONATAS/PAN SONATAS with KEN "Professor" PHILMORE

1984<>GOLDEN STARS with KNOLLY "Panther" NICHOLAS

1985<>SONATAS/PAN SONATAS with KEN "Professor" PHILMORE

1986 Panorama was cancelled.

1987<>METRO STEEL/DESPERS USA with CLIVE BRADLEY

1988 & 1989 SONATAS/PAN SONATAS with KEN "Pro" PHILMORE

1990<>METRO STEEL/DESPERS USA with CLIVE BRADLEY

1991 & 1992<>METRO with CLIVE BRADLEY

1993<>DESPERS USA with KNOLLY "Panther" NICHOLAS

1994 through 1998 DESPERS USA with DENZIL "Belt" BOTUS and

SCIPIO "Sarge" SERGEANT

1999<>PANTONIC with CLIVE BRADLEY

2000<>CASYM with ARDDIN HERBERT

In 2001 and 2002, there were 2 different panoramas<>CASYM with ARDDIN HERBERT won at the Museum; PANTONIC with CLIVE BRADLEY won at Flatlands

2003 & 2005 PANTONIC with CLIVE BRADLEY

2004, 2007, 2009 and 2010 SONATAS/PAN SONATAS with

YOHAN POPWELL

2008, 2011 and 2012<>ADLIB with ANDRE WHITE

2013<>CASYM with DUVONE STEWART

2014, 2015 and 2016<> D'RADOES with TERRANCE "Bj" MARCELLE

In 2017, Rain & WIADCA caused Panorama to be a pan jam

2018<>DESPERS USA with ODIE FRANKLIN

2019<>D'RADOES with TERRANCE "Bj" MARCELLE

JUST SOME TIDBITS:14-different bands have won panorama, 17- names have arranged panorama winners, 6-arrangers have placed 2nd and 3rd, 5-arrangers have placed 2nd only, 6-arrangers have placed 3rd only, 75-males and 1-female have arranged panorama tunes. Clive Bradley has arranged 10 winners for 3 different bands, Knolly "Nickky" Nicholas has played with the panorama winner 15 times and Junior "Man" Samuel has played 13 times. Miss Iman Pascall has played with 21-different bands at panorama.

I have published a 23 page booklet entitled "BRROKLYN PANORAMA from 1972 to Present"

LOVE PEACE and PAN  

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Comment by Ian Franklin on September 15, 2019 at 6:30pm

Thanks Hazel John,

                                 I just saw your comment on 9/15/19; I will email you now.

Thanks

Love Peace and Pan

Comment by HAZEL JOHN on September 13, 2019 at 9:36am

I am so pleased to see that someone recorded and created BROOKLYN PANORAMA.  I have often thought about this part of our history.  My warmest congratulations!  Would love to obtain a copy of your published works. Please connect @ moysheefun@yahoo.com 

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