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Pan On A Higher Note

National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) presents 'Pan On A Higher Note'
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The Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism’s National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) presents “Pan On A Higher Note” at Lord Kitchener Auditorium, NAPA – June 04-05, 2011
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Revellers kiss big stage

Revellers kiss big stage
REVELLERS dropped to their knees and kissed the big stage with reverence as Carnival returned to Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain with a bang yesterday after an absence of several years.

FORMER Junior Calypso Monarch Karene Asche yesterday morning became the first woman to win the National Calypso Monarch crown in almost a decade, and in the process made history by taking home the competition’s largest ever cash prize of $2 million.
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By Corey Connelly
March 7 2011 –

WITH a score of 278 points, Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars yesterday morning created history by becoming the first steelband to receive a hefty $2 million for winning the National Panorama competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.

In winning the prestigious title, All Stars, a highly popular band whose panyard is at 46-48 Duke Street in Port-of-Spain, dethroned last year’s champion PCS Silver Stars, by a mere three points during Saturday night’s keenly-fought Panorama finals. Silver Stars was awarded $750,000 for its effort.
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Kurt Rules Calypso

Warner congratulates Silver Stars for 2nd National Panorama title

Kurt Rules Calypso
KURT Allen convincingly won the 2010 Calypso Monarch competition on Sunday night with a lively song, “Too Bright” that hit profligate politicians.

King Kurt …too bright for Chalkie
Calypsonian/soca artiste, Kurt Allen, dethroned defending monarch Chalkdust on Sunday to become the 2010 National Calypso Monarch.

…Allen too bright for rivals

…Sweet victory for new Monarch
Daughter Choc’late: I know he is a passionate person. My dad loves music and there is nothing more that he likes than to go on stage and to sing and perform.
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Panorama 2008 Finals Results

Medium Band Results

Place / Band / Points

1 / Courts Sound Specialists / 465.5

2 / Steel Explosion / 459.5

3 / Clico Sforzata / 444.5

4 / NLCB Buccooneers / 441

6 / Sangre Grande Cordettes / Arima Angel Harps / 437

7 / HCL Valley Harps / 436

8 / Carib Dixieland / —
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Pan prelims at Savannah today

For the first time in six years, preliminary judging of the North/East conventional steelband competition for Panorama 2008 will take place at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain today.

Due to a recent three-day retreat organised by the Ministry of Culture for the National Steel Symphony, the usual panyard judging did not take place.
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Renegades has new arranger for Panorama

Celebrated musician Jit Samaroo is not arranging for BP Renegades Steel Orchestra for this year’s Panorama competition due to illness…
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Govt in charge of pan

Rebutting National Carnival Commission (NCC) chairman Keston Nancoo’s statement that it was PanTrinbago who took decisions on the staging of Panorama. The national pan body president Patrick Arnold, yesterday emphatically declared that pan competitions are a part of the Carnival programme and Government is in charge of Carnival.
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Red hot Phase II the band to beat

By Gary Cardinez,
Tuesday, February 6 2007

DEFENDING Panorama champions HCL Phase II Pan Groove emerged as the top band in the Large Band category of the semi-finals held on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah and undoubtedly are favourites to regain the title at the finals to be held on February 17.

Phase II literally shared licks to all and sundry as the band, led by Keith Serrette and playing in position number 14, performed Len “Boogsie” Sharpe’s arrangement of “Sharing Licks” to the delight of the fans.
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San Fernando bands fail to qualify for pan finals

In an effort to placate the steel orchestras from San Fernando, none of which has made it to the finals of the 2007 bmobile National Panorama Championships, Pan Trinbago is considering taking ten bands to the finals instead of the initial eight.

Pan Trinbago president, Patrick Arnold, told the Express yesterday that this would mean two smaller shows rather than the one main event at Skinner Park, San Fernando, on Carnival Saturday.
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South Panorama fans disappointed

There was major disappointment in South Trinidad yesterday, after a South steelband failed to make it to the National Panorama finals for the first time in decades.

Southerners were said to be upset that there would be no representative in the final, which will be held in San Fernando for the first time.
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