Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 3rd 2014 Contents DAVID CUFFY
A small crowd of pan supporters
showed up for the National Single
Pan Panorama preliminaries at The
Paddock, Queen s Park Savannah,
Port-of Spain, on Saturday.
Twenty-eight of the 29 bands reg-
istered for the six-hour-plus event
performed before the judging panel
in a bid to secure places in the semi-
final round of event, which was hosted
by Pan Trinbago s Northern Region.
The T&T Defence Force Steel
Orchestra had to withdraw from com-
petition following the Ministry of
National Security s suspension of all
sporting activities by members of the
security forces until further notice,
due to the alarming number of mur-
ders occurring in the nation. The band
placed second in last year s final.
The competing bands selections
included works from the late Grand-
master Aldwyn "Lord Kitchener"
Roberts (Sixty Seven, Rainorama),
Kenneth Charles/Alvin Daniell (Men
of Steel), Clive Telemaque/Shirlane
Hendrickson (Excitement), Ian Alvarez
(Carnival Tabanca) Austin Lyons
(Rebecca, Spankin, Fire Coming Down,
Breakaway), Scrunter (Sing In She
Party) and Ronnie McIntosh (Shakin
It, Happy), as well as Crazy, Stalin,
Johnny King, Duke, Neil "Iwer"
George, and Len "Boogsie" Sharpe.
The contest started one hour later
than the advertised 5 pm with the
performance by Music Makers from
Straker Village, Laventille.
Led by David De Roche, the band
played a Kenneth Charles arrangement
of Men of Steel, a 2014 composition
from the pen of Kenneth Charles/Alvin
Daniell, and sung by Kees Dieffen-
thaller, on instruments tuned by
Gabriel "Doyle" Robley.
After 14 orchestras had showcased
their songs in just under three hours
before the adjudication panel, com-
prising Giselle Alexander, Kenrick
Noel, Rojelle Granger and Hugh Borde,
an intermission was taken at 8.45 pm.
A slight drizzle on the resumption
did not deter the bands from per-
The event ended at 12.30 am yes-
terday. The semifinals are scheduled
for the Grand Stand, Queen s Park
Savannah, on February 15 from noon.
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Pan Trinbago north region prelims
Poor support for
single pan bands
A Scorpion Pan
gets into his band's
performance of Super
Blue's Fire Coming Down
during the Pan Trinbago
Northern Region's Single
preliminaries at the
Queen's Park Savannah,
PHOTO: CLYDE LEWIS
Music Makers --- Men of Steel (Kenneth
Spree Simon Harmonics --- Nah Do Dat (Neil
Uni Stars --- Woman Is Boss (Len "Boogsie"
Belmont Hi Larks --- Spankin (Austin Lyons)
Gonzales Sheikers --- Free Up (Chris "Tambu"
St James Tripolians --- Doh Try Dat (Edwin
Stardust Steel Orch --- Pan Redemption (Jason
D'Original W/brook Modernaires --- Sing in She
Party (Owen Reyes Johnson)
Freelancers Pan Groove --- Feeling to Party (Leroy
City Sun Valley --- Shaking It (Emanuel
Nayal Hill School of Music --- Spankin (Austin
Blanca 47 --- Iwer Butterfly Shadow (Colin Lucas)
Brimblers --- Ah Want It (Johnston King)
Nuttin Big Pan Groove --- Happy (Ronnie
One Love Steel Orch --- Sixty Seven (Aldwyn
DUntouchable Pan Groove --- Rebecca (Austin
World Wide --- Pan In Yuh Rookunkertungcung
La Famille United Steel Orch --- Ah Wine Is Ah
Wine (Neil "Iwer" George)
Scrunters Pan Groove --- Breakaway (Austin
Pierre Nostrand Symphony --- Excitement (Clive
T&T Fire Service --- Rainorama (Aldwyn
Roberts/Terrence BJ Marcelle)
La Creole Pan Groove --- Carnival Tabanca (Ian
Scorpion Pan Reflections --- Fire Coming Down
Belmont City Kids --- Dr Wine (Bunny Bynoe)
Carib W/brook Playboyz --- Spankin (Austin
All Aces --- Mind Yuh Business (Len "Boogsie"
Harlem Syncopators --- Breakaway (Austin
Ice Water --- Carnival Tabanca (Ian Alvarez)
ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
This La Creole Pan Groove bass player wore some interesting eyewear during his band's rendition of Ian
"Bunji Garlin" Alvarez's Carnival Tabanca at the Northern Region Single Pan Panorama preliminaries at the
Queen's Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday.
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