“A Blue Crescendo,” “Dr. Jit” and
“Wild and Wonderful” are the main tunes of choice in this
year’s Panorama with six plays each.
The first two are penned by Winston Scarborough, sung by
De Original De Fosto Himself, while the third is an Edwin Pouchet/Alvin Daniell composition with vocals by
Not far behind and with five ‘plays’ each are: “Brazilian Flag Woman”
composed by Amrit Samaroo and Mark Loquan and sung by Anselm
Douglas; “Dangerous” - also composed by Mark Loquan,
this time in tandem with Ken
“Professor” Philmore, vocalized by Anselm Douglas and
Colin Lucas and; “First in De Line” composed by Alvin Daniell
and Edwin Pouchet, and sung by Eunice Peters.
While Conventional Bands have selected 2009
compositions, the majority of Single Pan Bands have
chosen calypsoes of yesteryear.
Several Conventional bands have opted for specially
commissioned songs. These include reigning champions
Phase II Pan Groove who are going with “Magic Drums” - a Machel Montano/Len
“Boogsie” Sharpe collaboration,
while Sagicor Exodus will play “Festival Time,” written
and performed by Pelham Goddard & 3 Canal, respectively.
This year, it is a Leon “Smooth” Edwards
composition for Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars, called
“Pan Rivalry;” it will be the first year that “Smooth” wears
two hats - he is also, as expected, the band’s arranger. Courts Sound
Specialists of Laventille is also coming with a
selection from their arranger for 2009, Ken
“Professor” Philmore - “D Trini Way.” WITCO Desperadoes
has decided to continue with the music of Jason
“Peanuts” Isaacs for a consecutive year, with the
latter’s “Pan Redemption.”
At the close of registration TCL Group Skiffle Bunch,
Pamberi, Birdsong, Tokyo and Power Stars are yet to
decide their music selections.
Panorama Preliminaries will once again be staged in
Regions at the various panyards/theatres commencing
Friday 23rd January, with those for Single Pan Bands
being held in the
North. Conventional Bands will face their adjudication
panel from Tuesday 27th January.