The Master Does It Again...
Desperadoes Take Pan In The 21st Century
Trinidad - Last night Desperadoes Steel Orchestra won the Pan In The 21st
Century competition with their rendition of John Legend's Ordinary People
arranged by master musician Clive Bradley. It was just one of those
performances. The audience seemed to know within the first 30 seconds that
it was going to be special. When it was over the audience erupted with
applause and a partial standing ovation. They knew indeed that it was one
of those memorable, very special performances and Clive Bradley and
Desperadoes had done it again - with a classic performance and arrangement
that will be
talked about for the ages. The love-hate romance that has endured for over
30 years has again reproduced a gem. Desperadoes beat into second place,
this year's 2005 panorama champion Phase II Pan Groove, who did a version
of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean arranged by the great Len "Boogsie"
In an exclusive follow-up, Bradley told When Steel Talks that "In all my
experience, I was never called upon to do that type of work, changing
tempos and stuff. The selection (the version I worked from) was made for
that type of thing.
Question of the week?
Should the canopies be removed from the steelbands at panorama?
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