Exodus changes tune for finals

Four-time Panora­ma cham­pi­ons Re­pub­lic Bank Ex­o­dus Steel Or­ches­tra has changed their tune of choice for the up­com­ing Panora­ma fi­nals, as arranger Pel­ham God­dard be­lieves the judges are not in­ter­pret­ing his arrange­ment of Austin "Su­per Blue" Lyons' Rag Storm the way he would like them to.

In­stead, Ex­o­dus will now be play­ing Kees Di­ef­fen­thaller's Sa­van­nah Grass in the fi­nal on March 2.

Ex­o­dus will be en­ter­ing the Panora­ma fi­nals in the sec­ond to last po­si­tion with 265 points.

Patrons complain about North Park

The North Park at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah got mixed re­views from pa­trons at yes­ter­day’s Na­tion­al Panora­ma se­mi-fi­nals for medi­um and large bands. The fa­cil­i­tieswere in­tro­duced this year by the Na­tion­al Car­ni­val Com­mis­sion (NCC) in an ef­fort to in­crease prof­itabil­i­ty at Car­ni­val events.

Some pa­trons com­plained about the lack of in­for­ma­tion on the new rules and poli­cies at the venue.

Pan Trinbago: Panaroma will succeed, despite $$ challenges

Pan Trin­ba­go pres­i­dent Bev­er­ly Ram­sey-Moore said de­spite all the chal­lenges fac­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion, she and her team would find a way to make this year’s Panora­ma com­pe­ti­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence a suc­cess.

She ad­mit­ted, how­ev­er, that to do so there would need to be some ma­jor changes.

In an in­ter­view on CNC3 Morn­ing Brew pro­gramme on Wednes­day, Ram­sey-Moore said this year, the or­gan­i­sa­tion was giv­en an al­lo­ca­tion of $20 mil­lion.

Golden Hands plays 'Trouble' to win Panorama Small Bands category

It was “Trouble” literally when the results of the National Panorama Small Band Finals were announced last night Thursday at Skinner Park, San Fernando just after 11:30 pm

When the dust cleared, Golden Hands led by Franka Hills-Headley with a Vanessa Alexander Headley arrangement of her composition “Trouble Sans Humanite” emerged victorious with the top score of 279 points.

Finishing behind the San Fernando based band was Laventille Serenaders with 278 points for their performance of Winston Bailey’s “Dingolay” arranged by Arddin Herbert.