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South/Central Small Conventional Steel Orchestra Preliminaries - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2020

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Twelve South/Central Region steel orchestras will show off their musical chops, as they strive to make the semi-finals in the small conventional steel orchestra category of the 2020 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama.

On Sunday December 15, 2019, the first six:  Music Makers Steel Symphony, Motown, Swavic, Panosonic Connection, Morne Diablo Philadelphians Funk-a-Delic and Starland - will perform in their respective panyards beginning at 4:00 in the afternoon before judges.

Their fellow competing orchestras:  Longdenville Claytones, Old Tech, Kalomo Kings, Fusion Steel, Mt. Moriah Pan Movement, and Golden Hands have their turn the following day Monday December 16 from 6:00 p.m. in the same format.

Addresses are listed below.

In this ‘small steel orchestra’ category, bands are permitted to perform with between 40 to 60 players for a maximum of eight (8) minutes.

  Sunday December 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
1. Music Makers Steel Symphony   Carib Street, San Fernando (Antillean All Stars panyard)
2. Motown 2 Motown Jadoo Trace, San Fernando
3. Swavic   3 Swavic Rushworth Street, San Fernando
4. Panosonic Connection   Macoon Street, San Fernando
5. Morne Diablo Philadelphians Funk-a-Delic   258 Quarry Road, Morne Diablo   ***
6. Starland    Techier Village, Point Fortin  ***
  Monday December 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
7. Longdenville Claytones    Depot Road, Longdenville, Chaguanas
8.  Fusion Steel Pleasantville Secondary School, Pleasantville
9. Old Tech   Chaconia Avenue, San Fernando
10. Kalomo Kings   Pleasantville Avenue, San Fernando
11.  Mt. Moriah Pan Movement   Wharton Street, Vistabella   ***
12.  Golden Hands   Independence Avenue, San Fernando

In all, fifty-four steel orchestras from the four regions—Northern, Eastern, South/Central and Tobago—are expected in these preliminaries to compete for the top 30 positions available and move on to the National Semi-finals on Saturday January 4, 2020 at Victoria Square, Park Street, Port of Spain.

*** Dropped out (after initial publication)

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