2004 New York
Panmen Reign Supreme
J'Ouvert Competition Results
was easily one of the best moments for the pan fraternity as New York panmen
and pan women
dominated the scene. The music was solely steelpan music, and the
hundreds of thousands of J'Ouvert revellers stretched as far back as the eye
could see. Indeed the iron and steel musicians reigned supreme.
What you had was a beautiful combination of
iron men, Pan, people and Ole Mas. Character
playing by the Ole Mas brought back to the forefront an extremely important part of our
culture, the pageantry which is the performing arts comprising live
musicians and the theatrical representation of descendants of Caribbean and
The opportunity was here
to see the performing arts as part of the people's
culture, and a natural celebration of their everyday life.
humour, politics, music and spirituality of the New York pan
fraternity were on full display as 'Whap Cocoyea', 'Celebrate' and 'War'
battled each other for road march popularity by some twenty-odd bands.
This year the winner of the steelband Bomb competition lays claim to the
Neville Jules Challenge Trophy and the Mas band winner will be awarded the
Alva Maund Challenge Trophy. Click for >>
J'Ouvert Competition Results...
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