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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Clean Sweep for Golden Hands in Soloists and Ensembles Finals

Pan Trinbago has released the names of the winners of the both the Soloists and Ensemble categories of the National Steelband Music Festival Pan Is Beautiful XII held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, on Friday 08th November.
Eight (8) Soloists and six (6) Ensembles competed in the Finals of their respective categories. At the end of the exercise, two new champions were declared, both from the same steel orchestra, Golden Hands, from San Fernando.

Joshua Jabari Bedeau of Golden Hands earned the top spot (280 points) for his performance of “Call Me Hero” in the Soloists class while Golden Hands the Band amassed 542 points for their renditions “Respect the Calypsonian” and “Earth Song”. The winning selections were adapted by the band’s leader Vanessa Alexandra Headley.

In second berth the Codrington Pan Family soloist Keisha Codrington received 278 points, and third Khari Codrington received 267.

The first three places in the Solo category received $10,000., $8,000., and $7,000. while the first three placings in the Ensemble category received $100,000., $75,000. and $65,000. respectively.

Judges in the Soloist category were Dr. Anne Marion Osborne, Mrs. Michelle Huggins-Watts, Ms. Mia Gormandy and Mrs. Joslynne Sealey with Mr. Lambert Phillip, Mrs. Joselynne Sealey, Mrs. Merle Albino-DeCoteau and Mrs. Michelle Huggins-Watts adjudicated in the Ensemble category.

In addition to the competition aspect of the Pan Is Beautiful XII series, Pan Trinbago has earmarked Friday 15 November 2013 as a Workshop for all music conductors. Venue is Theatre One, UTT, Knox Street, Port of Spain, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Theme is “The Maestro At Work”. Facilitator is internationally acclaimed conductor, adjudicator, lecturer and consultant for instrumental music education, Dr. Ronnie Wooten. Registration at Pan Trinbago is required as there are limited spaces.

CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS: SOLOISTS FINALS.

CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL RESULTS: ENSEMBLES FINALS.

 

 

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