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A few days before the 2009 New York steelband music panorama, Basement Recordings captured Sonatas Steel Orchestra in their panyard in Brooklyn, New York. Sonatas would go on to win the 2009 championship a few days later. This is a 3-minute sample of the ten-minute slow version of their panorama selection 'Bandoleros.'

This year, there will be two Pan In New York CDs released. Pan In New York 2009 - the CD, will feature the orchestras performing at tempo.

The other CD, "Pan In New York - the Cooldown Version" will feature the bands playing at reduced tempo (including the slow version you are listening to now from Sonatas), an aspect which has always been in demand over the years, so that the arrangements and execution may truly be savored at a slower pace performance.

The up-tempo release, Pan in New York 2009, will feature the musical skills of Despers USA, Sonatas, CASYM and Pantonic (all four have been panorama champions in their own right over the years), in addition to CrossFire, D'Radoes and Sesame Flyers.

These two CD releases are of course, a continuation of the Pan-4-Life series from Basement Recordings.

You will be able to pre-order these CDs within the next 48 hours from www.Pantonic.com/cds

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Comment by SHACQEEM on September 18, 2009 at 9:44pm
i am proud that my son is a part of the wondeful young people who play for sonatas. It brings back culture and keeps him very occupied and off the streets.
Comment by sweetface266 on September 16, 2009 at 3:38pm
This is great!!! Will you be putting up a Casym recording too?
Comment by miguel reyes on September 16, 2009 at 12:06am
thank you .....am looking forward to that...both the slow and up tempo..
Comment by kurel mattis on September 15, 2009 at 9:41pm
where is CASYM sample???? CASYM 4LIFE
Comment by Michael Browne on September 15, 2009 at 12:36pm
Very nice Recording. Wheres the Despers Sample??? LOL
Comment by Bugs on September 15, 2009 at 10:15am
This is awesome. It sounds huge in my headphones. Great job.
Comment by miguel reyes on September 14, 2009 at 9:33pm
as the composer of the song, sonatas played. bandoleros ''..hearing the slow version. is sweet ''
i would like to purchase the dvd that was made the final night..

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