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International Steelband Panorama Stage Set

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International Panorama 2015 Order of Appearance

Twenty-four steel orchestras from across the globe have registered to participate in the first-ever International Panorama.

The bands, twelve local and twelve from the wider Caribbean, United States of America, Canada, France, Japan and England - will compete at the “Mecca of Pan,” the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on Sunday 9th August 2015.  Starting time is 3:00 p.m.

Bands will be vying for the first prize of US $250,000. and the “World Steel Pan Trophy” designed by Kemal Manickchand.

The seven Adjudicators for this competition are Dr. Shannon Dudley (USA), Dr. Larry Snider (USA), Ms. Claudette Vincent-Stewart (St. Vincent & The Grenadines) with Lambert Phillip, Roger Sardinha, Damion Phillip and Lennox London from Trinidad & Tobago.

The International Panorama, produced by Pan Trinbago, embraces all steelband playing-countries from which champion bands have been invited to compete alongside the winning Panorama 2015 (competition) bands.

For the competition all participating steelbands must comprise a minimum of seventy-five percent (75%) of players who are citizens of the country which they represent. Each band will be permitted to perform with sixty (60) players maximum and forty (40) players minimum. For the purpose of the competition, each participant may select and perform any calypso or soca of their choice. No performance shall exceed eight minutes.

The order of playing positions is listed below:

Order   Country Band Tune Arranger Leader
1 St. Martin Gunslingers Steel Orchestra Pan Revivi Aldric Benjamin Aldric Benjamin
2 Trinidad & Tobago Renegades Steel Orchestra Like Ah Boss Duvone Stewart Candice Andrews-Brumant
3 Trinidad & Tobago Steel Xplosion Thunder Arddin Herbert Aaron Reid
4 France Calypsociation Steelband Prophet of Pan Mathieu Borgne
& Laurent Lalsingue
Coline Hammel
5 Virginia, USA Mosaic Steel Orchestra Pan In A Rage Jit Samaroo Dr. Anthony Hailey
6 Trinidad & Tobago Curepe Scherzando Bassman Yohan Popwell Teddy Neptune
7 England, UK Ebony Steelband Ah Feeling Duvone Stewart Pepe Francis
8 Trinidad & Tobago Phase II Pan Groove Woman on the Bass Len “Boogsie” Sharpe Errol Skerritt
9 Trinidad & Tobago Pan Elders Steel Orchestra Party Time Again Duvone Stewart Hollister Smith
10 Japan Panorama Steel Orchestra Dance of Phoenix Yoshihro Harada Yoshihro Harada
11 Jamaica UWI Panoridim Steel Orchestra Ten Commandments of Pan Orane Shaw Augustus Peters
12 Trinidad & Tobago Supernovas Steel Orchestra Dr. Samaroo Amrit Samaroo Amrit Samaroo
13 Canada Pan Fantasy Lucy Al “Allos” Foster Wendy Jones
14 Trinidad & Tobago Buccooneers Steel Orchestra Gold Seion Gomez Anthony Hopkins
15 New York, USA Brooklyn Steel Orchestra Ah Feeling Odie Franklin,
Kendall Williams
& Marc Brooks
Travis Roberts
& Kernel Simon
16 Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad All Stars Curry Tabanca Leon “Smooth” Edwards Beresford Hunte
17 Trinidad & Tobago Exodus De ‘Puna Band Pelham Goddard Ainsworth Mohammed
18 St. Lucia Pantime Steel Orchestra Aunty Pam Amrit Samaroo Cecil ‘Tortee’ Philgence
19 Trinidad & Tobago Silver Stars Steel Orchestra Edwin's Legacy Liam Teague Christine Pouchet
20 Maine, USA Pan Coalition Outta De Box Nigel Chase Nigel Chase
21 Trinidad & Tobago Arima Golden Symphony Steel Orchestra Ah Feeling Terrance “BJ” Marcelle Vernon Morancie
22 flag flashcard St. Vincent & The Grenadines Starlift Steel Orchestra Teaser Duvone Stewart  
23 Trinidad & Tobago Tropical Angel Harps Pan For Beethoven Clarence Morris Phillip Morris
24 Canada Salah’s Steelpan Academy Outta De Box Salah Wilson Salah Wilson

Tickets are on sale in Trinidad at Cleve’s (Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain) Crosby’s St. James, Kam’s (Long Circular Mall), WACK 90.1fm, Atherly’s - San Fernando and Pan Trinbago’s Head Office at Park Street, Port-of-Spain (Reserved), and also at the venue on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2015 from 8:00 a.m. Admission is TT $400.00; Reserved, TT$ 300.00.  General Admission (Grand Stand) and North Black are TT $200.00.

From the News Desk of Pan Trinbago

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