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‘Pan In The Atmosphere’

sung by “The Original DeFosto Himself”
composed by Winston Scarborough & The Mighty Jamma

pan performance by “BJ” Marcelle
arranged by Leston Paul



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Verse 1

Is Pan in the Atmosphere
This year we all will be there
Everybody coming down with dey band,
We can’t wait to hear dem play,
The ‘rama is on its way,
Steelband everywhere all over the land,
This rivalry never end,
Year go and year come my friend,
Pan is we blood we sweat and we tears
And now we are back again,
On that musical plane,
Is Panorama time
And music flowing like beers


Is Panorama, get in the groove, people
Get on the move, people,
Bring out the booze, people,
Is Panorama and the action is tight
Meh head done feeling right
Pan all ah round tonight.
We sure coming down to hear pan play
Every band will be strong in their own way,
It is competition down in sweet T and T,
Steelbands from all over,
Coming down - remember,
We come out to rock the stage tonight
Is pan in the atmosphere that's right.

Verse 2

Is pan in the atmosphere,
The vibes all around is clear,
Every steelband preparing for the stage,
We all would be there to see,
We pride and we legacy,
Pan in harmony, yes, on the rampage,
When you reach the barber green,
Make sure that yuh sounding clean,
Soon you would be next to face the judges,
This is your moment to shine,
Make sure yuh sounding refine,
Is Panorama time
The crowd come to jump and wine.


Verse 3

Is pan in the atmosphere,
East, west, north and south beware,
Tobago say dey winning tonight,
The east and south want to clear the air
They say once the fight is fair,
We coming to regain the spotlight,
But the west and the north dey say,
They could talk and then dingolay,
We are the mecca everybody know,
Well they all done say dey ting,
Fight it out in the battle ring,
Is panorama time tonight
Who you think could win (yea)


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“Pan In The Atmosphere”
“The Original DeFosto Himself”

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The Original DeFosto Himself
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Winston Scarborough is considered by many to be one of the all-time great composers of steelband ‘panorama tunes.’

A performer artist himself, 2014 will mark the 36th year that Trinidad & Tobago’s Winston Scarborough (The Original DeFosto Himself - as he loves to be called) has been singing calypsos.  For him it was an uphill struggle to be recognized by the fraternity and public at large.

Abandoned by both his parents at the young age of 6 months, Scarborough was sent to the Tacarigua Orphanage in east Trinidad where he remained until age 17.  The experience in the orphanage would place an indelible stamp on him.

One of the most important aspects of DeFosto’s work as a calypso- nian is the tributes he has paid in song to many of Trinidad & Tobago’s cultural icons; the late Lord Kitchener (calypsonian Aldwyn Roberts) would be one such with whom people are most familiar. 

The last several years continued to be fruitful for The Original DeFosto Himself, with the release of such hits as “Smooth Sailing;” “A Raging Storm;” “In She Rainorama” and  “Boogsie Sharpe.”

For 2014 the man of music is on the ball again with two tracks -  Pan In The Atmosphere —the track featured here—and In De Minor.

The Mighty Jamma

Mighty Jamma has been playing pan for the past 36 years and is a full-time panist based in the UK. Jamma has won the title of Steelpan soloist Champion of Great Britain on three separate occasions and continues to spread his music worldwide.

Working as a composer, arranger, performer, promoter he frequently visits ‘The land of Pan’ - Trinidad & Tobago - throughout the year, and at Carnival time.

With the success of the Jamma collaboration with “The Original DeFosto Himself” and Leston Paul in 2013 with We Come Out To Play having the most bands in the Trinidad & Tobago Panorama perform the composition, the team felt it necessary to repeat the collaboration again for 2014 hence Pan In The Atmosphere.

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