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Curry Tabanca - Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra

Perhaps the most popular Panorama arrangement to have never won the competition - the 1987 ground-breaking performance of Trini's "Curry Tabanca," arranged by Leon "Smooth" Edwards for the Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra.

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Comment by Noel on March 17, 2014 at 4:36am

I went back to listen to this after hearing 'excitement' this year.  The latter may, as an overall arrangement and performance, be better. But this one came almost 'out of the blue' and I said at the time 'this boy will never do something like this again!" he clearly has, but nothing can beat the magic of that night. It replaced Guiness Cavaliers (Also 'out of the blue')  'Mas' (Melody) in the early 60s as my most memorable panorama moment. I think it still is!

Comment by J.A.T on February 26, 2014 at 5:20pm


Comment by Martin Maitland on February 26, 2014 at 12:10pm

People rate Boogsie as the best or the Boss… He could never have arranged this tune as the master of Smooth could. Boogsie could only play his music. The best Arranger in pan history is Smooth, because he took tunes outside of the pan realm and made it winning performances. Smooth has been the only one to do this in the history of Pan not once but four times. This did not win in the Judges eyes but it won People’s choice that year… I was there that night and the crowd were hysterical after that performance.

Comment by colin phillips on September 27, 2011 at 8:06am

Pure Smooth Innovation The judges didnt understand it

Pan and Tassa Blending Sweet music

Comment by Ron Deane on September 23, 2011 at 7:59am
Comment by iman on September 22, 2011 at 9:31pm
OMG!!!!!!! After all these years this is still the BEST to date.
Comment by William Angmar on July 28, 2010 at 9:28pm
Holy cow!!!!! What a piece of inspired genius!!!
Comment by winston mauricette on July 20, 2010 at 10:02am
What a beautiful arrangement of this tune.Congrats to the arranger.
Comment by Teddy Kalla on November 23, 2009 at 2:13pm
Maybe d only reason they did not win was because they went over the ten minutes limit?????
Comment by Raymond Anthony Elias on November 5, 2009 at 4:28am
ALL STARS what can I say " CURRY TABANCA " the best arrangement for that year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I say no one , on one won that Panorama besides " ALL STARS " . Just did not want to give them the Title . In my mine ALL STARS won. ( True Champions)

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