Jah Roots to go first in South

Jah Roots to go first in South

Jah Roots will be the first south-based band to be judged as the National Panorama Single Pan Band Preliminaries continues.

Playing the band’s arrangement of Aldwyn Roberts’ “Sixty Seven”, Jah Roots which hails from Ernest Gardens, Warden Road, Point Fortin, is led by patriarch Jessy Lessey.

Nine (9) bands are listed in this region and will be judged before a four-person panel at their respective panyards starting Friday January 20th with the first four(4) bands while the next five (5) will be heard on Saturday  January 21st.

Of which, three (3) have opted for songs/tunes composed by Austin Lyons. They are Highlighters (“Fete”), New Age Trendsetters (“Nani Wine”), and Pan Angels (“Signal To Lara”).

The order of appearance is as follows:-

Friday January 20th, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Band                                                       Selection                              Composer                                              Arranger

1 Jah Roots                                            Sixty Seven                            Aldwyn Roberts                                    The Band

2. La Romaine Super Vibes                 Full Extreme                          Ultimate Rejects                Garvin Williams/Hudson Henry

3.Highlighters                                       Fete                                        Austin Lyons                                         Jason Farell

4. Shades In Steel                 Showdown (Band Meets Band)         Machel Montano/Peter Lewis           Dante Pantin


Saturday January 21st  - 2:00 pm

5. Rio Claro Koskeros                          Johnny                                   Robin Imanshah/Gary Dore                Kenny Pascall


6. Kings Row Retro Riddum                Judith                                     Owen Reyes Johnson                          Aquil Arrindell


7.Edinburgh 500 Steel Ensemble      Don’t Stop This Party           Leston Paul                                           Andre Bolden


8. New Age Trendsetters                    Nani Wine                           Eddie Ayoung/Austin Lyons         Myles Phillip/Curtis Jones


9. Pan Angels                                        Signal To Lara                        Austin Lyons                                         Junior Jackman



The competition continues on Sunday 22nd January and Monday 23rd January in the Eastern Region from 3:00 pm.



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17th January 2017

Media Release

Nineteen (19) bands affiliated to the Eastern Region will be judged as the National Single Pan Bands Preliminaries reaches its fourth day of competition.

Last year’s joint winners, Marsicans will play at number 10 on Sunday January 22, with Trinidad East Side Symphony performing in the last spot on Monday January 23, at their respective panyards.              


First off the starting block on Sunday at 3:00 pm is North Eastern All Stars of Valencia. The band under the baton of Leston Paul. Their tune of choice is “Melosian Rhapsody” composed by Winsford “Joker” Devine and sung by Timothy Watkins aka The Baron.

The judging process will take place over two days with the first twelve (12) bands on Sunday and the rest (seven) on Monday January 23rd.

Listed below is the order that the bands will be adjudicated.

Sunday January 22nd - 3:00 pm

Bands                                                     Selection                               Composer                             Arranger

1. North Eastern All Stars                    Melosian Rhapsody             Winsford Devine                  Leston Paul

2. Star Sapphire                                    Fire Down Below                  Len Sharpe                            Patrick Moreno

3.East Phonics                                       Teaser                                    Alston Cyrus                          Gary Raymond

4.Pan Stereonetts                                Shakin It                                 Ronnie McIntosh                  Anslem Campbell

5.Brazil RX4                                           Kaka Roach                            Aldwyn Roberts                    Akil Browne

6.Magic Notes Rebirth                        Tell Me Why                         Winsford Devine         Rishi Depoosingh/Jerome Jones

7.Pan on the Move                              Oh God, Oh God            Edwin Ayoung/W. Devine         Joseph Rivers

8. Trinidad Nostalgic                            Flag Party                               Austin Lyons                         Amrit Samaroo

9.Nu Pioneers Pan Groove                 Drive It                                   Edwin Ayoung                       Shaun & Simon Marcano

10. Marsicans                                       Thunder                                 Kelvin Pope                           Marlon White

11.Arima All Stars S/Orch.                  Get Something & Wave      Austin Lyons                         Brian Austin

12. Pan Elites                                        Hammer                                 David Rudder                        Kevin Guishard


Monday 23 January  - 6:30 pm

13. St. Thomas Silver Stars                  Sugar Bum                             Aldwyn Roberts                   

14. T&T Prison Service                        Nah Do Dat                            Iwer George                          Terrence Sealy

15. Pan Jammers                                  Different Me                         Jovan Jones                           Robert Tobitt

16. Chord Masters                              

17. San Juan All Stars                           Johnny                      Gary Dore/Robin Imanshah             Atiba Joseph

18. Platinum                                          This Party Is It                        Christopher Herbert           Natasha Joseph

19. Trinidad East Side Symphony      Pan In Danger           Dennis Williams Franklyn       Jerod Lett/Sheldon Harewood

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