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Kurt Allen T&T Calypso Monarch 2010

Kurt Allen dethroned defending monarch Chalkdust on Dimanche Gras and became Trinidad & Tobago’s 2010 National Calypso Monarch. With his sharp-tongued political commentary “Dey too bright” he convinced the audience as well as

the jury.

Kurt Allen’s winning Calypso Monarch performance on sunday night:

Sources: Trinidad Express, Bandwagonist

National Panorama Semi Finals

SteelpanCarnival is coming closer and closer and today are the semi finals for the greatest annual steelpan event, the National Panorama competition in Trinidad & Tobago. 45 conventional bands (small, medium and large) are performing at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.
Even if you are not in Trinidad you have the chance to listen to the event live on panonthenet.com.
Below are the names of the steel bands and their tunes in order of appearance.

SMALL CONVENTIONAL BANDS
Steel Orchestras – Tune – Composer

1 Flamingoes – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
2 Tamana Pioneers – Pan on Fire – Winston Scarborough (DeFosto)
3 Antillean All Stars – Musical Fire – Atiba Sherwood
4 Arima Golden Symphony – Smooth Sailing – Winston Scarborough (DeFosto)
5 Panasonic Connection – Pan On Fire – Winston Scarborough (DeFosto)
6 Crescendoes Musicale – Pan War – Curtis Edwards
7 Codrington Pan Family- Pandemic – Cary Codrington
8 Tornadoes – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
9 Longdenville Claytones – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
10 Fascinators Pan Symphony – I Music – Len “Boogsie” Sharpe
11 Merrytones – Pan War – Curtis Edwards
12 Golden Hands – Dingolay – Winston Bailey (Shadow)
13 Tipica – Spreading Hands – Kenrick & Kenneth Headley
14 Laventille Serenaders – This Melody Sweet – Winsford Devine

MEDIUM CONVENTIONAL BANDS

1 Pan Elders – I Come Out To Play – Winston Bailey (Shadow)
2 Couva Joylanders – Smooth Sailing – Winston Scarborough (DeFosto)
3 Steel Xplosion – Radica – Kenneth Salick
4 Dixieland – Somewhere in Tobago – Amrit Samaroo/ Avis Bruce
5 West Side Symphony – Somewhere in Tobago – Amrit Samaroo/ Avis Bruce
6 Sforzata РWild and Free РAndr̩ White/ Kadeem Alleyne
7 Tokyo – Vibes – Jason “Peanut” Isaac
8 Valley Harps – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
9 La Brea Nightingales – Surrender – Mark Loquan/ Destra Garcia/ Ken Philmore
10 Sound Specialists of Laventille – Surrender – Mark Loquan/ Destra Garcia/ Ken Philmore
11 Katzenjammers – Lightning Strikes Twice – Alvin Daniell
12 Curepe Scherzando – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
13 Arima Angel Harps – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
14 Buccooneers – Surrender – Mark Loquan/ Destra Garcia/ Ken Philmore

LARGE CONVENTIONAL BANDS

1 Siparia Deltones – Pavement – Darryl Henry/ Kerwin Du Bois
2 Exodus – Pan In De Mas – Pelham Goddard
3 Renegades – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
4 Trinidad All Stars – Large Is Large – Leon “Smooth” Edwards
5 Our Boys – Something Special – Brian “Bean” Griffith/ Alvin Daniell
6 Fonclaire – Rewind – Mark Loquan/ Destra Garcia/ Ken Philmore
7 Invaders – Tell Dem – Arddin Herbert/ Ricardo Jones
8 Harmonites – Smooth Sailing – Winston Scarborough (DeFosto)
9 birdsong – Vibes – Jason “Peanut” Isaac
10 Pamberi – Sweetness – Winston Bailey (Shadow)
11 Desperadoes – Musical Magnum – Robert Greenidge
12 Redemption Sound Setters – Pan On Fire – Winston Scarborough (DeFosto)
13 Silver Stars – Battle Zone – Edwin Pouchet/ Alvin Daniell
14 Starlift – Pandemic – Cary Codrington
15 Skiffle Bunch – Pan On Fire – Winston Scarborough (DeFosto)
16 Phase II Pan Groove – Pan Army – Len Sharpe/Kernel Roberts
17 Tropical Angel Harps – Battle Zone -Edwin Pouchet/Alvin Daniell

A great many of the tunes played today are to be found on the 2010 Calypso Compilation – Something Special that is already available in all major download stores.

Source www.news.co.tt , www.panonthenet.com and www.pantrinbago.co.tt