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Newtown Playboys retain single pan title

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The first Panorama title of the 2018 season has gone to Angostura Newtown Steel Symphony.

The band retained the National Panorama Single Pan Band title on Sunday night, earning 286 points for their performance of a Carlan Harewood arrangement of David Rudder’s Hammer.

Pan Jammers was a close second a score of 285 point for Signal To Lara and there was a tie for third place between Marsicans (Party Time Again) and T&T Fire Service (DuDu Yemi) with 282 points.

Front-runner in the preliminaries, Woodbrook Playboyz tied with San Juan East Side Symphony for the sixth spot with a total of 278 points.

The finals took place at the Princess Royal Basketball Court, Arima, with 20 bands competing for the title.

Judges were Dr Audley Timothy, Brendon Moore, Dexter Asson, Cuthbert Matthews, Vorbin Cordice and Joslynne Sealey.


1. Angostura Newtown Playboys Steel Symphony—The Hammer—286
2. Pan Jammers—Signal To Lara—285
3. Marsicans—Party Time Again—282 T&T Fire Service—Du Du Yemi aka Natasha—282
5. Trinidad Nostalgic—By All Means—280
6. San Juan East Side Symphony—Dis Party Is It—278 Woodbrook Playboyz—Ah Want It—278
8. Shades In Steel—Bounce—275
9. San Juan All Stars—Iron Man—274 Curepe Polyphonics—Leave Me Alone (Rmx)—274
11. Metro Stars—Rant and Rave—273
12. La Famille United—Golo—272
13. La Creole Pan Groove—Signal To Lara—271 Nu Pioneer Pan Groove—Black Man Feelin To Party—271
15. Platinum—Soca Baptist—269
16. Uni Stars—Bun Dem—267
17. Star Sapphire—Black Man Feeling To Party—265
18. Chord Masters—Stranger—264
19. Pan Fanatics—Doh Back Back—258
20. Edingburgh 500 Steel Ensemble—Rock It—257
The champions were presented with the Pan Trinbago Trophy by Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and The Arts, Colin Lucas, Executive Chairman of the National Carnival Commission and Keith Diaz, President of Pan Trinbago Keith Diaz. Arima Mayor Lisa Morris-Julian and councilors from the Arima Borough Councilors were in attendance.


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