Saturday 28 March, 2020

Despers take 2020 Panorama crown

Desperadoes Steel Orchestra Manager, Finbar Fletcher (center) flanked by band members and Minister of Culture Nyan Gadsby-Dolly (left). Photo: Dillon De Shong

Desperadoes Steel Orchestra Manager, Finbar Fletcher (center) flanked by band members and Minister of Culture Nyan Gadsby-Dolly (left). Photo: Dillon De Shong

Desperadoes Steel Orchestra copped their 12 Large Band Panorama title, last night, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

Carlton "Zanda" Alexander’s arrangement of Nailah Blackman’s "More Sokah" earned 286 points (Pts).

BP Renegades and Massy Trinidad All-Stars tied for second place with 282 Pts.

Band Manager Finbar Fletcher was excited about the victory and told the media that they had a lot of pressure on their shoulders coming into the finals

“When you are performing at that level there is always pressure. Desperadoes is a band that has gone through all sorts of pressures so I think we coped well,” Fletcher said.

 

 

This year is turning out to be one of progress for the band since Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced last Thursday that they will be getting a pan theatre at the corner of George and Nelson Streets.

Construction is expected to start in April and be completed by Christmas.

The band moved from the hills of Laventille to the capital city in 2015 due to crime near their spiritual home.

Fletcher said he was thankful that the band will finally have a safe space to call home.

Here are the full results: 

1. Desperadoes - 286Pts
2. Massy Trinidad All Stars - 282Pts
2. BP Renegades - 282Pts
4. HADCO Phase II - 281Pts
5. Shell Invaders - 279Pts
6. Caribbean Airlines Skiffle 277Pts
7. First Citizens Supernovas - 276Pts
7. Republic Bank Exodus - 276Pts
9. T&TEC Tropical Angel Harps - 274Pts
10. RBC Redemption Sound Setters - 273Pts
11. NLCB Fonclaire - 268Pts

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Captain - Mr Adrian Glasglow 🥳🏆 Job well done to you❤️

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