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sung by Vanessa Alexandra Headley
composed by Vanessa Alexandra Headley & Franka Hills-Headley
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Call d team
We headin’ down to d Savannah
Leh we go!
At this time
Music fills the atmosphere
And every Steelband is victorious
Every player is in position to make
You got to
Move ya body
When d steelband play
To make you rock and sway
Time for action
So push yuh rack with passion
On Panorama day
Jus’ hold on to yuh rack and
De red light jus’ turn to green - Push!
De barrier cannot be seen - Push!
De DJ playin’ we theme
Just hold on to your rack and - Push!
Dey callin’ we steelband name - Push!
Dey say is we time fuh fame - Push!
We pushin’ up out on d stage
Get in line
We drillin’ it from de beginning
No room for skatin’
Time to play
build the dreams of the ones who’ve
And release a sound that was never heard
Give de people something to make their hearts sing
You got to
Count we in
We ready to rock de savannah
Let d rhythm
elevate you to higher heights
While every heart beating in harmony
Leh we push together under de bright lights
You got to
Vanessa Alexandra Headley
At the age of four Vanessa Alexandra Headley became the first member of the renowned Golden Hands Steel Orchestra, and is currently the radio hostess of Steelpan City on Trinidad & Tobago’s W.A.C.K. 90.1 FM. She is a virtuoso panist, and has won several Steelpan Festival championships.
Vanessa has been successfully arranging since the age of fourteen and placed first in the Caribbean in the CSEC Music Examinations. She is an honours graduate of The University of The West Indies and is the first panist to have received an academic scholarship by Berklee College of Music. Vanessa was also selected to perform in the College’s Five Week All Star Funk Fusion Band.
In 2015 Vanessa put forward Pan In D Galaxy as her tune for Panorama, while Young And Free was her tune of choice for Panorama 2016 - again written, vocalized and arranged by her for her band, Golden Hands.
For the 2017 Panorama season Vanessa is back with Push!, the track featured here, with lyrics by Vanessa and mom Franka Hills-Headley.
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