Panorama 2020 kicks off next month

Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 01:15

Pan Trin­ba­go launched Panora­ma 2020 on Sun­day at Had­co Phase II Groove Pan The­atre in Wood­brook.

In her wel­com­ing ad­dress, Pan Trin­ba­go Pres­i­dent Bev­er­ley Ram­sey-Moore spoke about the changes to the an­nu­al Na­tion­al Panora­ma com­pe­ti­tion.

Start­ing ear­li­er for the first time to avoid clash­ing with over 200 Car­ni­val events, Panora­ma 2020 will have its first pre­lim­i­nary on No­vem­ber 4, with the judg­ing of Sin­gle Pan steel­bands in pa­n­yards.

The fi­nals are sched­uled for the end of No­vem­ber.

Cit­ing the late Mer­chant’s ca­lyp­so Caribbean Con­nec­tion, Ram­sey-Moore re­mind­ed the large turnout that Mer­chant’s Caribbean Con­nec­tion was held in To­ba­go and that the fi­nal of the Na­tion­al Panora­ma (Small Bands) will be held in To­ba­go in 2020.

Among the Car­ni­val dig­ni­taries in at­ten­dance were Port-of-Spain May­or Joel Mar­tinez, Na­tion­al Car­ni­val Com­mis­sion (NCC) CEO Col­in Lu­cas and NCC Com­mis­sion­er Ros­alind Gabriel, as well as mul­ti­ple Road March cham­pi­on Su­perBlue and Dread Wiz­ard (Shar­lan Bai­ley, son of late ca­lyp­so icon Dr Win­ston Gar­land Bai­ley (Mighty Shad­ow).

In his ad­dress, Lu­cas com­pli­ment­ed Ram­sey-Moore on the in­no­va­tions she and her com­mit­tee have brought to the Na­tion­al Panora­ma com­pe­ti­tion and T&T Car­ni­val.

Lu­cas said that the NCC was al­so in­tro­duc­ing changes to Car­ni­val 2020.

The live en­ter­tain­ment pro­gramme of the launch in­clud­ed 2019 Na­tion­al Panora­ma (Small Bands) cham­pi­on T&T Reg­i­ment, Road Block, Melo­di­ans, First Cit­i­zens Su­per­novas and Phase II Pan Groove.

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Story by PETER RAY BLOOD

Image by ANISTO ALVES

Image caption: Members of the Defence Force Steel Orchestra perform during the launch of Panorama 2020 at Phase 11 Pan Grove, Pan Theatre, in Woodbrook, yesterday.

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