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Pan Trinbago releases 50th Anniversary Panorama DVD & CD

Global - Scintillating music and band performances from the Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama Medium & Large Conventional Steel Orchestra competition have been captured “live” on DVD and CD.

Cover image for Panorama Finals 2013 DVD

Panorama Finals 2013 – The DVD is produced by Pan Trinbago in collaboration with Advance Dynamics which has already demonstrated its capability to deliver a high-end quality product. The DVD promises to be a collector’s item with sights, sounds, interviews and music never before experienced in digital format. It also promises to fill the void for many Trinbagonians at home and abroad, and those who want a souvenir of national culture and heritage – PAN – revered and displayed like never before. Retail price is TT $300.00.

“Panorama, a competition for the best playing Road March Steelband, was introduced by the National Association of Trinidad & Tobago Steelbandsmen (NATTS) in the season of the first Carnival after Trinidad & Tobago gained Independence on August 31st, 1962.

“The competition was held at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday 17th February 1963, with the Grand Finals on Friday 22nd February. The competition was won by Pan Am North Stars led by Anthony Williams with Slinger Francisco’s (The Mighty Sparrow) composition “Dan Is the Man.”

The DVD albums were recorded, mixed and mastered by Yoichi Watanabe and Katsunari “Kats” Imai of University of Trinidad & Tobago’s (UTT) Academy for the Performing Arts/Music Technology, and duplicated by Advance Dynamics while the CDs were duplicated by Crosby’s.

The CD features the Medium & Large Steel Orchestra finalists and bonus tracks of the Small Conventional Steel Orchestra and Single Pan Band winners as they performed at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, and Skinner Park, San Fernando, respectively. The CD package will be sold at TT $300.00. Panorama 2013 - in addition to being the 50th Anniversary - was in tribute to pan maestro Bertie Marshall ORTT (The Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago).

The 2013 Panorama DVD and CD are available at most of Trinidad & Tobago’s major music stores i.e. Cleve’s One Stop Music Shop; Crosby’s Music Centre, Western Main Road in St. James; Kam’s Record Store, Long Circular Mall; Piarco International Airport and Pan Trinbago’s Head Office, Park Street, Port of Spain.

From the News Desk of Pan Trinbago
Angela Fox - Media/Communications

Click for WST’s Trinidad and Tobago Panorama 2013 coverage