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Renegades celebrates 70 years of producing sweet pan music

Published: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Former prime minister Basdeo Panday, centre, his wife Oma and Giselle Thompson, vice president corporate operations at bpTT.

Dressed in their Limited Edition bpTT Renegades T-shirts, specially invited guests filled the Renegades Pan Yard on Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain on Thursday, February 1 when sponsor bpTT hosted its annual Pan Yard Lime.

This year, Renegades is celebrating its 70 anniversary and, to mark the occasion, Norman Christie, Regional President of bpTT, joined with leaders of the band in a special toast and the cutting of a cake.

Entertainment during the evening included performances by the bpTT Renegades Youth Steel Orchestra and the bpTT Renegades Festival Side.

Guests were also treated with a special performance by reinging International Soca Monarch and 2018 National Calypso Monarch finalist Aaron “Voice” St Louis. Voice performed several of his past soca hits followed by his 2018 song Year for Love, bpTT Renegades’ National Panorama tune of choice.

Pictures: Andre Alexander

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