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[VIDEO] BpTT Renegades takes home 10th Panomara title


Trinidad and Tobago is proud of its national instrument, the steelpan. Every year, thousands turn out to enjoy the electric atmosphere at the National Panorama Championships; where the finalists of large and medium bands compete for the winning title. Many foreigners come to Trinidad and Tobago just for this event, joining the locals in dancing to the sweet music.

BpTT Renegades copped first place in the Large Band category this year, after a 21-year drought and being the first and only band to complete a hat-trick of Panorama victories. This is the 10th win for the widely popular band. Arranger Duvone Stewert led the band to victory with the song “Year for Love” by Soca Monarch winner – Voice. In the Medium category, the world-class steelpan composer and arranger from Tobago also led Pan Elders to the top with Brigo’s “Limbo Break.”

Panorama Large Band Champions

National Panorama Championship 2018 results

Large Band

  1. BpTT Renegades – “Year For Love”/Duvone Stewart – 287
  2. CAL Skiffle – “Hello”/K. Williams, M. Brooks, O. Franklin – 280
  3. Desperadoes – “Year For Love”/Carlton “Zanda” Alexander – 279
  4. SHELL Invaders – “Inside The Festival”/Arddin Herbert – 278
  5. Massy Trinidad All Stars – “lightning Flash”/Leon “Smooth” Edwards – 277
  6. Silver Stars – “Lightning Flash”/Liam Teague – 277
  7. Phase II Pan Groove – “Hello”/Len “Boogsie” Sharpe – 276
  8. Supernovas – “Sweet Fuh Days”/Amrit Samaroo – 275
  9. Exodus – “Sweet Fuh Days”/Pelham Goddard – 273
  10. MHTL Starlift – “Full of Vibe”/Robert Greenidge – 270

Medium Band

  1. Pan Elders – “Limbo Break”/Duvone Stewart – 285
  2. Petrotrin Katzenjammers – “Lorraine”/Terrance “BJ” Marcelle – 274
  3. Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille – “Swing”/Akiba “Panman” Joseph
  4. NLCB Buccooneers – “I Love Being Me”/Selon Gomez – 271
  5. Petrotrin Siparia Deltones – “Leave Me Alone”/Carlton “Zanda” Alexander – 267
  6. NLCB Valley Harps – “Sweet Soca Man”/Michelle Huggins-Watts – 266
  7. Curepe Scherzando – “Buss Head”/Yohan Popwell – 266
  8. Potential Symphony – “Government Boots”/Akua Leith – 264
  9. Sangre Grande Cordettes – “Meet SuperBlue”/Ken “professor” Philmore – 263
  10. Arima Angel Harps – “Pan In ‘A’ Minor/Aviel Scanterbury – 262

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Dizzanne Billy

Dizzanne is a Creative Director at Paradox Studios and LIFEINTRINIDADANDTOBAGO Marketing Limited.
Writer. INFP. Aquarius. Nature lover.
She has a chronic case of wanderlust and a mind that is a constant playlist of all types of music, from Bossa Nova to Broadway showtunes. One of her greatest aspirations is to see Coldplay perform live.

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