Sep 21, 2011

Pan-Jazz in the Savannah


Pan Yards are abuzz with activity as they prepare to challenge each other for this year's inaugural First Citizens International Steelpan-Jazz Challenge. The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper ran an article indicating that top bands Witco Desperadoes, Sagicor Exodus (final year of Sagicor sponsorship), bpTT Renegades and RbC Redemption Sound Setters will challenge each other in a lineup of some of the best bands in the country for Pan Supremacy in the Pan-Jazz music category. 

This is not Panorama but the competition has the same feel in the panyards. The size of the bands playing would not be the same as for the panorama competition with bands selecting between 8 and 12 musicians to use whatever selections of pan to get their unique sound. There will be a list of 20 songs to choose from with the preliminary round requisition of one song. Bands selected for the next round will then have to play two songs from the same list. This year marks the tenth year of the Trinidad and Tobago Steelpan and Jazz Festival and will be featured on the following dates: October 1st. and 28th. at the Queens Park Savannah. 

The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper article can be read in its entirety at this link: Top bands, arrangers take Pan-Jazz challenge.

 
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