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The 2005 Steelpan panorama season is in full swing.  When Steel Talks continues it series of interviews with the top steelband music arrangers in the world. The upcoming Trinidad and Tobago music event is one of the most prestigious and competitive arenas for the art form.  Feel and hear the intelligence, emotions, passion and dedication of these talented people through our live interviews . 


Web Posted - Wednesday January 12, 2004
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Panorama 2005 * EXCLUSIVE *

Len "Boogsie" Sharpe
Phase II Pan Groove
2005 T&T Panorama Season

Veteran champion Panorama arranger Len "Boogsie" Sharpe of Phase II Pan Groove,  sees the 2005  Pan season as one with a lot of challenges for him and his steel orchestra.  He says it has been rough.  One of his concerns is that Phase II's tune of choice - an original composition penned by Boogsie himself and sung by Colin (Dollar Wine) Lucas - is not receiving airplay on the radio waves of Trinidad.   So much so in fact that he says he has had to hire a DJ to play the song "Trini Gone Wilde" in the pan yard for the players to become familiar with the tune.

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Trinidad and Tobago 2005 Steelpan Music Panorama Competition


by Khalick J. Hewitt, President & Founder
International Steelpan & Calypso Society


From Blakie’s introduction to calypso he established his “Warlord” credentials. His first road march tune “Steelband Clash” recorded the steelband clash between the Invaders and Tokyo steelbands.  Blakie was the first calypsonian, to my knowledge, that identified with a steelband. The second was Sparrow who was a mas playing member of the 1960s Trinidad Al Stars Steel Orchestra.  Blakie was a mas playing member (some said that he was also a member of their gang) of the then San Juan All Stars Steel Orchestra.  At the time of their existence, San Juan All Stars was known as a badjohn band.  They became infamous for the Carnival riot with the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra.  [full story] http://www.panonthenet.com/articles/khewett/blakie.html

Pelham  Goddard
Exodus Steel Orchestra
2005 T&T Panorama Season

Reigning National Steelband Panorama champions Exodus Steel Orchestra, looks forward to repeating their championship ways for the third consecutive year in this 2005 Panorama season.   Ace arranger Pelham Goddard gives a candid inside look into the season from his perspective in an exclusive interview with When Steel Talks 

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Robert Greenidge
Pan Knights Steel Orchestra
2005 T&T Panorama Season

Continuing the When Steel Talks  series of interviews with the arrangers for the 2005 Panorama season in Trinidad and Tobago, Robert Greenidge, arranger for Pan Knights Steel Orchestra is next in the line up of exclusives.   As is characteristic of all the pan yards, the case is no different in terms of the excitement that is being generated amongst the players and arrangers alike.   With the first phase of competition - the preliminaries - beginning from Thursday January, 13 for the conventional steel orchestras in the large band category, Greenidge is looking forward to the performance of his band and shares the infectious youthful enthusiasm of his musicians.   

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Silver Stars Steel Orchestra
2005 T&T Panorama Season

Reigning 'medium' conventional steelband champions Silver Stars Steel Orchestra pan players are looking to retain their title for the 2005  Panorama season.   So says arranger Edwin Pouchet during an interview with When Steel Talks.   Pouchet is confident of his band's upcoming performance beginning at the preliminary stage on Friday 14 January, and said that the players are very upbeat.  They fully  expect to make it to winners' row once again at the finals on Saturday February 5, 2005 at the Queen's Park Savannah. 

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Panorama 2005 Rules & Regulation


Trinidad and Tobago Steelband Music Panorama 2005
Preliminary Rounds of Judging Schedule

Latest Steelpan Music News www.News.PanOnTheNet.com 

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  • Trinidad - Edwin Puchet, Arranger - Silver Stars Steel Orchestra 2005 T&T Panorama Season
  • New York - Arddin Herbert, Arranger - Invaders Steel Orchestra 2005 T&T Panorama Season
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  • Live Performance - CASYM Steel Orchestra in The Pan House
  • United Kingdom - Next stop Trinidad!
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