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Trinidad - At least ten (10) Conventional steelbands in the South/Central (5) and Eastern regions (5) have selected Winston Scarborough’s “Latin on de Court” as their tune of choice in this year’s Panorama competition.

De Fosto, as he is also called, for the second consecutive year is the prime pan song composer and performer finding favour with the majority of arrangers.

Following a close second in terms of popularity with seven (7) plays is the Edwin Pouchet/Alvin Daniell’s “Thunder Coming” sung by Chucky while “Celebration Time” composed by Edwin Pouchet/Mark Loquan and sung by Steve Sealy will be played six times.

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Len ”Boogsie” Sharpe’s “Musical Vengeance” sung by Anslem Douglas is the choice of five steel orchestras in the Northern Region.

Other 2008 tunes performed by multiple bands are “Heat” (Amrit Samaroo), “Get Down” (Brian “Bean” Griffith/Alvin Daniell), “Puncenelli” (Winston Scarborough) and “Pimpilum Pilum” (Winston Bailey).

Several bands have elected to perform calypsoes from previous years including those of David Rudder, Chris Tambu Herbert, Sparrow, Kitchener, Baron, Machel Montano and Maestro.

Interestingly, Starland of Techier Village, Point Fortin, has chosen “Patrick We Stepping Up With You” composed and sung by Barnett “Preacher” Henry to perform before the judges.

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For the purposes of the competition, each participating steelband may select and perform any calypso (whether from the current year or any previous year), as long as the same composition has not been played by said band in a Panorama competition.

Preliminary judging for Conventional Bands with the exception of the Large Bands will take place at panyards from Wednesday 09th January to Tuesday 15th January 2008 inclusive.

Defending Panorama Champions (Large Band) Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars will perform “Thunder Coming”, Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille (Medium Band) has opted for “Hooked” with Petrotrin Siparia Deltones (Small Band) selecting “Whole Day” .

  From the News Desk of Pan Trinbago - Angela Fox

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