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RENEGADES STEEL ORCHESTRA - Lord Kitchener's "Sweet Pan" Panorama winner 1984

Jit Samaroo"s arrangement of Kitch's salute to panorama won the tight (my opinion, though not the judges') panorama race of 1984.

Renegade's performance of "Sweet Pan" is an all time pan classic, and one of many winning performances by Renegades.

It is a testament to the greatness of both band and arranger.

Much respect to the Renegades organization, and to the Maestro, Dr Jit Samaroo.

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Comment by Michelle N. Joseph on September 30, 2010 at 1:14pm
Good Stuff!
Comment by David Edghill on September 30, 2010 at 8:54am
Rainorama made me an All Stars fan in the 70s as a teenager and I can still today hear big chunks of the arrangement in my head. I never played pan. I became a fan of Renegades through their 80s and 90s performances. I particularly liked Iron Man. Looking back I became a fan of other bands too, and this year was blown away by Zanda's work with the Tobago band in the medium category. I now realise after so many years that I am not a fan of any one band, but of Pan. I listened to All Stars "Doh back back" and Renegades"Sweet Pan" and reaffirmed how different were the approaches to the music but both masterpieces. It again suggested to be how pointless it is to compare bands over time. I would always point out to friends at the Finals that there was a unique political context to each Panorama competition which explains the impact of a performance, but which is impossible to include for purposes of comparative analysis. I can go on and on but won't. Thanks Pan Times for feeding my addiction.
Comment by Gus Hinkson on September 29, 2010 at 6:34pm
Amazing!
Would love to hear this in full surround sound. Wishful thinking?

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