Four-time Panorama champions Republic Bank Exodus Steel Orchestra has changed their tune of choice for the upcoming Panorama finals, as arranger Pelham Goddard believes the judges are not interpreting his arrangement of Austin "Super Blue" Lyons' Rag Storm the way he would like them to.
Instead, Exodus will now be playing Kees Dieffenthaller's Savannah Grass in the final on March 2.
Exodus will be entering the Panorama finals in the second to last position with 265 points.
Soca superstar Machel Montano is the latest artiste to show support for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), by donating 40 tickets for his premier event, Machel Monday, to its ‘I Support Our Service’ (ISOS) initiative.
During a brief meeting with Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith, at the CoP’s office, at the Police Administration Building today, Montano shared his excitement to see the various innovative ways the TTPS has chosen to address crime in the country.
Bp Renegades has retained its lead in the National Panorama competition topping the semi-final round three points ahead of pan rival Desperadoes with an aggregate of 279 points.
The defending champion playing a Duvone Stewart arrangement of Batson/George/Galt/Hilsmeier/Henry collaboration of “Hookin Meh” vocalized by Farmer Nappy performed at position four in the large band category.
Also maintaining its lead in the medium band category was Pan Elders.
The North Park at the Queen’s Park Savannah got mixed reviews from patrons at yesterday’s National Panorama semi-finals for medium and large bands. The facilitieswere introduced this year by the National Carnival Commission (NCC) in an effort to increase profitability at Carnival events.
Some patrons complained about the lack of information on the new rules and policies at the venue.
Controversial calypsonian Cro Cro (Weston Rawlins) has failed to make into the semi-finals of this year’s Calypso Monarch competition.
The four-time monarch was notably missing from the list of 40-semifinalists released yesterday the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) who will compete in Calypso Fiesta at Skinner Park, San Fernando, next Saturday.
Machel Monday 2019 “The Greatest of All Time” welcomes Havana, Cuba to T&T in a bid to promote Caribbean identification and Caribbean Unity.
This was announced by the soca king of T&T Machel Montano during a media conference held at the National Carnival Commission’s VIP Lounge, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
Montano said he recently visited Cuba upon an invitation from the Cuban Ambassador in T&T and was able to share soca music to the locals there and able to get a taste of their culture in return.
There are no new procedures for music trucks, being used for Carnival, to get approval from the Licensing Authority, according to Transport Commissioner Basdeo Gosine.
In a telephone interview with Guardian Media on Thursday, Gosine said: “Over the years, we have a long established procedure to deal with that issue and that procedure has not changed since I assumed office.”
According to Section 49 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act:
Videographers, photographers, broadcasters and social media users (including members of the public) who intend to capture any aspect of work of mas use in any form of commercial intent directly or indirectly without proper accreditation for this year’s Carnival can face a hefty fine of $250,000 or a ten-year imprisonment.
This was the warning sent yesterday during a media conference by president of the T&T Copyright Collection Organisation Dr Vijay Ramlal.
BP Renegades has topped all large bands in the preliminary stage of this year's Panorama competition.
Renegades amassed 273 points, well ahead of Shell Invaders which came in second.
The top 14 large bands will perform in this Sunday's semi-finals at the Queen's Park Savannah.
The following is how the large bands placed.
1. BP Renegades - 273
2. Shell Invaders - 265
3. Trinidad All Stars - 264
4. Phase II - 261
5. First Citizens Supernovas - 260 tie
5. Desperados - 260 tie