Web Posted - Friday February 23, 2024
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Panorama – The Real Carnival All-Inclusive

An Opinion

by Garvin Blake

DNA - Desperadoes Steel Orchestra 2024

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Panorama is never short on drama. This year (2024) was no exception. A first-place tie and a last-place judgment have generated endless debate. But despite the annual tension, frustration and hints of conspiracy, the competition continues to resonate with the people, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
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Web Posted - Saturday February 17, 2024
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Live Stream - Carnival Lagniappe 2024

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Performances by Steelband champions for the annual Panorama season, along with Mas, Soca, Calypso, Chutney, Extempo, Brass Champs and more.

The venue for the event is the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. The event has an advertised start time of 7:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time).
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Web Posted - Tuesday February 13, 2024
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Live Stream - Carnival Tuesday 2024 on Synergy TV

Carnival Tuesday on Synergy TV - February 13, 2024 - Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Carnival Tuesday on Synergy TV

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Synergy TV is live-streaming in Port-of-Spain on Carnival Tuesday.
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Web Posted - Tuesday February 13, 2024
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Radicle Tube Live Stream - Carnival Tuesday 2024

Exodus Steel Orchestra - South Quay, Carnival Tuesday, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Exodus Steel Orchestra - South Quay, Carnival Tuesday, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Two live streams from Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, by Radicle Tube on Carnival Tuesday, February 13, 2024.
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Web Posted - Tuesday February 13, 2024
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Live Stream - Carnival Tuesday 2024 Parade of The Bands

Live Stream - Carnival Tuesday 2024 Parade of The Bands
Queen’s Park Savannah, Carnival Tuesday

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Tuesday February 13, 2024. Parade of The Bands from Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.
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Web Posted - Monday February 12, 2024
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Live Stream - Brass Bacchanal 2024 -- Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

On stage at Brassorama 2024 for the Carnival season
On stage at Brass Bacchanal 2024 for the Carnival season

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Brass Bacchanal 2024 features ten of the country’s best brass bands in  competition on Carnival Monday night.
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Web Posted - Monday February 12, 2024
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Live Stream - Queen’s Park Savannah - Carnival Monday 2024 Parade of The Bands


Ancestral Warriors on stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain - Carnival Monday 2024

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Parade of The Bands from Carnival City, Queen’s Park Savannah.
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Web Posted - Monday February 12, 2024
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Radicle Tube Live Stream - Carnival Monday 2024


The Lost Tribe - Carnival Monday 2024 - South Quay

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Two streams from two judging points. South Quay - and Victoria Square in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
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Web Posted - Monday February 12, 2024
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Calypso Monarch 2024 Results - Machel Montano is the 2024 National Calypso Monarch

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Machel Montano is the 2024 King of Calypso after performances from twelve finalists at the Dimanche Gras showcase on Carnival Sunday night. The Calypso Monarch competition was organized by the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO).
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Web Posted - Sunday February 11, 2024
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Panorama 2024 Results - Renegades and Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestras Tie For First - Trinidad & Tobago

Panorama 2024 Results - Renegades and Trinidad All Stars

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - After a season of competition in the 2024 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama, there are new Panorama champions. Yes, that’s right - there is a tie for first place in this year’s Panorama, so it is celebration time in two pan yards. The 2023 champions Renegades Steel Orchestra did what they set out to do: they retained the title, and became the band with the most national Panorama titles in the history of the competition - thirteen in all.
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Web Posted - Saturday February 10, 2024
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Panorama LARGE Steel Orchestra Finals - Live Broadcast

WST Steelband Panorama 2024 logo

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Eleven large steel orchestras are performing in the 2024 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama finals.

The competitive performances can be experienced, live and as they unfold, via respective link(s), from the venue of Carnival City, QPS (Queen’s Park Savannah), Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
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Web Posted - Thursday February 8, 2024
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FINALS: Order of Appearance for LARGE Steel Orchestras - Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama 2024

Semi-Finals: Order of Appearance for MEDIUM Steel Orchestras - Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama 2024

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Eleven large steel orchestras compete in the ultimate steelband music competition - the annual Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama. After preliminary and semi-finals rounds, these bands which made the cut are expected to deliver stunning final night performances on stage at ‘Carnival City,’ Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.

...For the record, there is no large steel orchestra representation from sister isle Tobago in the 2024 Panorama finals. Buccooneers Steel Orchestra has been the Tobago qualifier in the recent past.
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Web Posted - Thursday February 8, 2024
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Pan and Carnival on D Runway during NYC’s Fashion Week

Mum and Me Productions aims to bring vibrant energy - Earl Brooks, Jr. featured

New York, USA - For those not in Trinidad and Tobago to have a taste of Pan and Carnival for 2024, there is that opportunity to have both, if you are in New York come Saturday February 10. Happening during New York’s Fashion Week, on the calendar is Pan with fashion and flair at one of the city’s premiere event venues - the Triangle Loft, 5th floor, at 675 Hudson Street in New York City.

Pan and Carnival on D Runway is presented by Mum and Me Productions (in the persons of talented mother-daughter duo Mum Laura and daughter Jolanta Kissoon Young).
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 7, 2024
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South/Central Pan Champs 2024: Order of Appearance

San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The event that showcases steelband in the southland aka ‘South/Central Pan Champs’ is back after a 19-year-hiatus. Re-introduced by the current administration of Pan Trinbago, it has been renamed in the honor of late national steelpan icon, the beloved Ken “Professor” Philmore.

....Thirteen conventional steel orchestras and three single pan bands are in the contest to triumph in their respective grouping.
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 7, 2024
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Katzenjammers rocks Panorama to retain Medium crown

Katzenjammers rocks Panorama to retain Medium crown
Katzenjammers take the crown

Bacolet, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Katzenjammers Steel Orchestra has retained its National Medium band Panorama title.

The results were announced around 12.30 a.m. after a hotly contested final at the Parade Ground of the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, Tobago.
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Web Posted - Wednesday February 7, 2024
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THA Pan Champs 2024 - Results: Katzenjammers, New East Side Dimension & Metro Stars Steel Orchestras Repeat As Champions - All Led By Arranger Kersh Ramsey

Arranger Kersh Ramsey (red cap) receives trophy on behalf of Katzenjammers Steel Orchestra, from the Honourable Chief Secretary of Tobago, Farley Augustine
Kersh Ramsey (red cap) receives trophy on behalf of Katzenjammers Steel Orchestra, from the Honourable Chief Secretary of Tobago, Farley Augustine

Bacolet, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - A repeat of results - THA Pan Champs 2024 mirrored those of 2023, that is: arranger Kersh Ramsey kept his hold on all three categories at stake in the competition. Single pan, small and large steel orchestra glory - where Metro Stars, New East Side Dimension, and Katzenjammers, respectively - successfully defending titles - were all led musically by Ramsey.
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Web Posted - Tuesday February 6, 2024
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Live Stream - THA Pan Champs 2024

Bacolet, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Tobago’s very own steel orchestras are reveling in the music spotlight on Tuesday February 6, 2024. Two single pan Bands, eight small, and five large steel orchestras perform in the THA (Tobago House of Assembly) Pan Champs 2024. The event is hosted by Pan Trinbago in collaboration with the Tobago House of Assembly.
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Web Posted - Monday February 5, 2024
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Results - Katzenjammers Steel Orchestra Retains Medium Band Championship with Arranger Kersh Ramsey - Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2024

Bacolet, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Ten of the finest steel orchestras competing in the Medium category of the 2024 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama had their time to shine musically in the finals on February 4.

The Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago was the event venue where Sangre Grande Cordettes, the first steel orchestra heard from at 8:00 p.m., set the stage for an evening of performances before judges and steelpan music lovers alike.
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Web Posted - Sunday February 4, 2024
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Panorama MEDIUM Steel Orchestra Finals - Live Broadcast

Bacolet, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Ten medium steel orchestras perform in the 2024 Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama finals, each in quest of the championship title.

The competition venue is Parade Park, Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet, Tobago. The event has an advertised start time of 7:00 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time).
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Web Posted - Saturday February 3, 2024
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2024 Calypso Fiesta Semi-Finals - The Culture of Trinidad and Tobago - Live!

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Live audio stream/broadcast featuring performances by forty participants in the 2024 Calypso Fiesta aka the semi-finals of the National Senior Calypso Monarch Competition organized by Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO). The semi-final round takes place at Skinner Park in San Fernando on Saturday February 3.

The Semi-Finalists and respective song selections are listed in their order of appearance.
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Web Posted - Thursday February 1, 2024
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Calypso Fiesta 2024 Semi-Finalists - Order of Appearance - Trinidad & Tobago Carnival

Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO), organizers of the National Senior Calypso Monarch Competition has publicized the following list of the forty Semi-Finalists for the Semi-Final round of competition on February 3.

The Semi-Finalists and respective song selections are listed in their order of appearance..
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2024 Trinidad and Tobago National Steelband Panorama Info - Complete

WST Steelband Panorama 2024 logo

Global - PanOnTheNet/ WhenSteelTalks is Panorama Central! Complete information on the 2024 season of the Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama, and competitions:  Schedules, Orders of Appearance for preliminary, semi-final and final phases for large, medium and small conventional steel orchestras, and single pan bands; arrangers’ bios, bios of steel orchestras; full results, panyard addresses, history of previous Panoramas, and much more!
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Facebook got it wrong - Meta World and WST & SteelPan Are Friends Again

Facebook “Likes” sends PanOnTheNet Apology - “We got it wrong”

Metaverse - Facebook got it wrong. About three years ago without warning or reason all WST (When Steel Talks) steelpan-related accounts fell out of favor with the social media giant Facebook now known as Meta and its aligned consortiums (Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp). Because WST has all of our material hosted on our own shared servers, this ‘tag’ was not incurable or as problematic as it could have been. However, it was annoying to have people seeking critical steelpan music info diverted by Facebook AI (artificial intelligence).
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Technology Giant “Google” Celebrates the steelpan instrument via Google Doodle

Celebrating Steelpan - Illustration by artist Nicholas Huggins

Doodle of steelpan instrument ‘live’ on Google’s web site
Doodle of steelpan instrument ‘live’ on Google’s web site

Global - On Tuesday July 26, 2022 the steelpan instrument of Trinidad and Tobago is featured and celebrated on the site of technology giant “Google” via the famed Google ‘Doodle.’ The ‘Doodle’ is essentially an illustrative change made to the Google corporate logo “to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists” - and more. The doodle is then seen by users all around the world who access Google’s homepage on that day, and is available thereafter in the doodle archives.

....Trinidad and Tobago-based artist Nicholas Huggins is the creator of the illustrative artwork featured in the doodle, while Etienne Charles is the composer of the accompanying music performed by the legendary steelpan icon Len “Boogsie” Sharpe.
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