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sung by Joanne Foster
composed by Miguel Camps
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Come and feel de magic, Panorama magic
Isabella said, “this ting is sensational”
She coming to play de pan.
She come from Santa Cruz up in Aruba
Going crazy, in pan semis
A vibe and energy a magic melody
Euphoria up and down Bella in d rama
feel d magic
Pan magic, feel d magic
Pan magic, mystically fine
Astounding twisting of the mind
Isabella want pan magic
Steel band music really mystic
This ting really have her grooving
When she come down from Aruba
Go in de savannah
Magic on dem tenors
When she feel de magic, Panorama magic
This so scintillating, paranormal to her mind
She jamming down on de pan
Pa dang pang pang de pang on the tenor pan
In a frenzy, enchantment on steel
Isabella in a trance, dreaming ‘bout this pan romance
Alchemy mojo and presto, on d steel
wand for Pan-o-ra-ma
When you feel de magic, Panorama magic
I tell Isabelle this is not a hex, oh no
It’s D spirit of carnival
The pan jumbie will get you but that’s normal
It’s no logic, this is magic
Issy said she staying down, till d season comes around
This magic, has become d true Trini surround sound
Joanne Foster was the 2013 Calypso Queen of Trinidad and Tobago - a title won singing More Than An Oil Drum. Joanne first stepped into the entertainment spotlight in 1988 as a vibrant young teenager, immediately announcing her potential by being awarded ‘Best Soloist & Dancer’ at the San Fernando Arts Festival for Schools. The following year she placed second in the National Teen Talent Show.
In 1994 Joanne Foster emerged as one of COTT’s (Copyright Organisation of Trinidad & Tobago) National Song Festival Winners. She made her 1995 debut at the Spectacular Forum, copping the National Carnival Commission (NCC) award for the ‘Most Promising Female Calypsonian.’ Joanne was also a Calypso Fiesta semi finalist in her first appearance at that Skinner Park event. She would make five subsequent appearances at the Semi Finals: 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008. Additionally, from 2003 she was in the South Monarch Competition finals for eight consecutive years.
A background vocalist attached to the Junior “Ibo” Joseph Dancing Dread Studio for many years, Joanne has sung background vocals for many of the top calypsonians in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2012 she made her debut in the ‘Pan Tune’ genre with an exciting tribute to Pan women everywhere called Pan Woman Jammin’.
Joanne returns for the 2017 Panorama season with, The Magic, featured here.
Panist/composer/ producer/ and recent songwriter Miguel “Mario” Camps – a BA in musical arts graduate began his musical career at age 9 when he started to play the steel pan with Free French Steel Orchestra from San Fernando, Trinidad. Some years later after a long lull in his involvement in playing pan, during his adolescent years, he hooked up with San City Steel where he broadened his musical scope particularly in improvisation and arranging for pans.
Over the years Miguel has judged and performed for several competitions, two of which were Shades in Steel’s 2002 winning panorama rendition of ‘Dulahin’ and the 2013 Calypso Queen Competition as soloist for Joanne Foster who stole the show with a victory. Miguel Camps is currently a music teacher at Marabella South Secondary School and manages a home studio.
The Magic is Miguel’s fourth outing in composing, writing and producing a “pan tune.” His previous works are 2016’s A Groovy Pan Song, 2015’s Take It Higher and 2014’s Jam De Pan. Since the steel pan is his ‘first love’ he looks forward to writing many more pan tunes designed for the Pan.
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