Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A night of Pan In Sando

Singers Raymond Edwards and Nigel Floyd accompanies the Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra, during a performance at the International Steelband Foundation concert titled "We Going Down Sando" held at the Southern Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando, on Thursday night. -Photo: DEXTER PHILIP


Reigning National Panorama champions Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra stole the show with a diverse set during the We Goin Down Sando steel pan show, on Thursday night, at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando.

Members of the Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra, during a performance at the International Steelband Foundation concert titled "We Going Down Sando" held at the Southern Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando, on Thursday night. -Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

 All Stars rocked the sold out auditorium with a flawless up-tempo interpretation of Might Trini's (Robert Elias) “Curry Tabanca” that had sections of the audience out of their chairs.

 

Soca artist Rodney "Benjai" Le Blanc accompanies Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra, while performing his hit song "Phenomenal" during the International Steelband Foundation concert titled "We Going Down Sando" held at the Southern Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando, on Thursday night. -Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

 They soon reclined, if momentarily, into their bucket seats for a tear jerking duet performance of “This is the Moment” by tenors Ray Edwards and Nigel Floyd. But quickly found both their feet and voices as the Duke Street-based band recreated their 2017 title winning performance of Ultimate Rejects featuring MX Prime's (Edghill Thomas) “Full Extreme”.

 Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra, during their performance at the International Steelband Foundation concert titled "We Going Down Sando" held at the Southern Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando, on Thursday night. -Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

 Vocals and steel found perfect harmony, as arranger Leon “Smooth” Edwards directed his tenor frontline into the 2017 Road March chorus. The band dedicated the performance to their long-time manager Beresford “Berry” Hunte.

Vocalist John Thomas accompanies Supernova Steel Orchestra, their performance at the International Steelband Foundation concert titled "We Going Down Sando" held at the Southern Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando, on Thursday night. -Photo: DEXTER PHILIP

 Skiffle Bunch and Supernovas, were also featured at the International Steelband Foundation-staged event which showcased a night of slick stick work, sterling vocals and full audience participation.