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PanoGrama 2022 Prelims span May 6–8: Order of Appearance and Tune Selections

PanoGrama 2022
Global - History was made on April 24, 2020, when the Inaugural PanoGrama became the first-ever online steelpan competition. Now, two years later, the stage is set for the competition’s third edition, which will see a total of nine countries represented. Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Canada, France, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA, will all feature through twenty-four talented steel panists. Deja Cain of Trinidad & Tobago will be the first to perform.

As a prelude to the competition, each participant had the opportunity to participate in a series of development workshops, organized by PanoGrama Entertainment (PE). They were able to engage Professor Liam Teague to receive career guidance and advice on a wide range of topics, while Natasha Joseph delivered a detailed musical session that covered various tools and techniques used in arranging music. The workshops took place between March 19 – April 2, 2022, culminating with personal and professional development delivered by Dr. Steffon Campbell.

Dr. Mia Gormandy-Benjamin will make her debut in the competition as an adjudicator this year, and teams up with Professor Teague and Adjunct Professor Victor Provost to form the main judging panel. Ojay Richards and Andy Chichester are ready to fill in as substitutes.

“I have witnessed the competition in the past, and know that PanoGrama attracts a high quality of panists from various countries around the world. Ultimately, I expect well-prepared performances from well-trained musicians,” Dr. Gormandy-Benjamin shared.

Founder and CEO of PE, Nevin Roach, was happy to share that this year’s winner will be travelling to the Bahamas.

“The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – Bahamas is keen on having us conduct some workshops to help develop the artform over there, and so, the winner will travel in that capacity”, Roach said. He also added that this year’s winner will also receive a brand-new tenor pan from Perfect Steel, $1,000 USD cash and a private session with a world-renowned steel panist.”

“While PanoGrama grows from strength to strength, and for that I could not be prouder of my team’s accomplishments, I am most pleased that we are able to help panists through the development workshops we host, and provide quality training to our student interns throughout the competition. I look forward to all pan enthusiasts tuning in to enjoy all the amazing talent.”

PanoGrama 2022 will be streamed on YouTube and persons interested in watching the shows can join PanoGrama’s mailing list via to receive show links via email. Prelim: May 6-8, Semifinals: May 29 and Finals: June 12. Each panist will perform their own arrangement of any tune of choice, and be judged on criteria that includes variations, execution and performance.

Order of Appearance, and Tune Selections for preliminaries follow.

NIGHT #1 - May 6, 2022 - 8:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time)

Position Name Country Tune of Choice/ Performer
1 Deja Cain Trinidad/
September   (Earth, Wind & Fire)
2 Alexander Evans Belize Love Nwantiti   (Ckay)
3 Tevin Shockness Trinidad/
This Melody Sweet   (Baron)
4 Thadel Wilson Canada Big People Party   (Farmer Nappy)
5 Jamel Cadette Trinidad/
Out and Bad    (Voice)
6 Al Alexander St. Lucia Billie Jean   (Michael Jackson - Tony Succar ver.)
7 Christopher Neale Trinidad/
Three Amigos   (Caribbean Jazz Project)
8 David Yundi USA Pan in ‘A’ Minor   (Lord Kitchener)


NIGHT #2 - May 7, 2022 - 8:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time)

Position Name Country Tune of Choice   (Performer)
1 Emmanuel Joseph Trinidad/
When Somebody Loves You Back   (Teddy Pendergrass)
2 Mikiel Smith Grenada Ribbon in the Sky   (Stevie Wonder)
3 Marcus Prince Trinidad/
Ain’t Nobody   (Chaka Khan)
4 Gabriel Chartrand Canada Love in Portofino   (Andrea Bocelli)
5  Jaron Woodsley Trinidad/
Leave (Kité Sa)   (Teddyson John)
6 Maurisha Potter Antigua/
Say Say   (Baron)
7 Aquila Pereira Trinidad/
Peace of Mind   (Voice)
8 Mathieu Borgne France Happy   (Pharrell Williams)


NIGHT #3 - Sunday May 8, 2022 - 8:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time)

Position Name Country Tune of Choice/ Performer
1 Simeon Superville Trinidad/
 I Have Nothing  (Whitney Houston)
2 Hanif Goodridge Trinidad/
Buss Head  (Machel Montano & Bunji Garlin)
3  Olivier Wiren France Armando’s Rhumba  (Chick Corea)
4 Devon Atherley Trinidad/
Magic Drum  (Machel Montano)
5  Aaron Mentos  St. Kitts & Nevis Boo’d Up  (Ella Mai)
6 Sachelle Thomas Trinidad/
Passion   (Militant)
7 Malik Smith Antigua & Barbuda  Best Part  (H.E.R. ft. Daniel Caesar)
8 Shaquille Forbes Trinidad/
Hips Don't Lie  (Shakira)

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