MARK LOQUAN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF PANORAMA MUSIC!
In 2019 Mark Loquan will be celebrating 20years of contributing music for the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, nineteen of those years for Panorama and one for Pan is Beautiful.
Mark has produced several popular songs for Panorama, which have been performed in Trinidad, and across the globe in main pan events as well as in schools and universities. Starting with songs like Passion for Pan, Fire and Steel, Identity, Frenzy, Colours Again, he has also collaborated musically with Amrit Samaroo, Edwin Pouchet, Ken “Professor” Philmore, and Seion Gomez to produce songs like Celebration Time, Hooked, Dangerous, Surrender, Calling Meh, Vibes, Dr. Samaroo, Outta De Box, Bass on Fire, and Breakthrough. He has also worked with a multitude of singers, writers, and performers and has enjoyed long term collaborations with Denyse Plummer and Destra Garcia over his musical journey. His music has won awards in in several categories, including COTT Pan Song of the Year and International Soca Awards, and has been performed by winning bands in Pan is Beautiful 1998 (Ensemble Category), Small and Medium Band in the National Panorama, primary and secondary school Junior Panorama bands over the years. In 2015, his song Dr.Samaroo, arranged by Amrit Samaroo, was performed by Supernovas which placed 2nd in the first International Panorama held in Trinidad and Tobago in August 2015.
Mark was also the Musical Director of the first resident steelband in Perth, Western Australia, Perth Pandemix which started in early 2013 and continues today with a wide repertoire of music. He has produced/co-produced works such as Passion for Pan Album (2000), and the pioneering products of Pan In Education (2004), and Pan in Education 2 (2011). Mark is also Honorary Founding Director of the Music Literacy Trust (ref. Guardian), a not-for-profit organisation established in 2004, which has assisted several young talented pannists in education with scholarships, preserved the music of cultural pan icons, and helped to introduce music education programmes for youth.
For 2019, he has composed a song, "Professor Say" with lyrics and vocals by Destra Garcia, as tribute to the late Ken "Professor" Philmore, who had been a close friend and co-composer of 11 Panorama songs. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY7o0PG_BM0)
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