Reigning Panorama

Champs: Renegades.


Today’s world requires mutually beneficial partnerships to leverage creati­vity, experience and resources. This is the philosophy behind the collaboration of five of the world’s most celebrated steel orchestras.

The International Steelband Foundation’s “Big 5—The Steelband Concert 3rd Edition”, brings together WITCO Desperadoes, Massy Trinidad All Stars, BP Renegades, HADCO Phase II and Republic Bank Exodus. The much-anticipated annual event takes place at the Paddock, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on October 26.


Diabetes is a lifelong health condition in which the body’s levels of blood glucose and the hormone insulin are out of balance. Symptoms include increased thirst, increased frequency of passing urine, and fatigue. There are two main forms

The ever-increasing popularity of Carnival festivals across the US and around the globe has also led to increased interested in our national instrument, the pan. So says ace Trinidad All Stars player (and Pan Trinbago’s External Relations Officer), Dane Gulston. Speaking to Kitcharee at a recent event, 

VAUGHNETTE Bigford will forever remember 2004 as the year her dream of finally becoming a professional jazz singer began to take shape and morph into reality. It all began with a simple demo of her music which led to her debut at the Steelpan and Jazz Festival, that was followed up by a performance at the San Fernando Jazz Festival.

An accomplished music producer and musician Paul has worked with virtually every major calypso and soca act including Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Sparrow, David Rudder, Baron, SuperBlue, Byron Lee, Arrow and Crazy, just to name a few. He also famously helped launch soca king Machel Montano’s career in the 80s with his first hit song “Too Young to Soca”.

That was the sentiment expressed by host Omari Ashby following calypso veteran Pink Panther’s poignant performance of his kaiso classic “Misprint” at the Trinbago Unified Calypso Organisation (Tuco) gala and awards ceremony, last Thursday evening, at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.