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Tropicans at the first New York Panorama
The TROPICANS at the first New York Panorama

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1972 - In the Brooklyn, New York the first Panorama took place in 1972. Sometime in the 1960s, Rudy's steel orchestra consisted of twenty-something players, now known as the Tropicans. The arranger was Denzel "Belt" Botus. They won the first annual 'Panoramas behind the museum' (the Brooklyn Museum) - soundly trouncing the six or seven other challenging steelbands which were a bit larger. The Tropicans later evolved into New York's Moods Pan Groove. --- Rudy King |see more|


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