Congratulation to Ebony Steelband on winning Panorama 2016


Ebony wins Panorama

Carnival weekend has kicked off this afternoon with the world-renowned steel pan competition, Panorama.
It is showcased at Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance; a cosy park tucked inside Westbourne Park, the heart of the Carnival.
The turnout is excellent. The old and the young, families and tourists, have come to watch this emblematic contest, won last year by Ebony Steelband.
The weather is clement, and the crowd is sitting on the grass to view the contestants on a big screen.
It is disappointing that the layout of the park only allows a very small standing crowd to view the competing bands.
An event of this importance should showcase the music, live, in front of the audience.
Nevertheless, the atmosphere is of excitement, as Carnival has officially started!

UK National Panorama 2016 ranking:

1. Ebony Steelband

Performing Cheers to Life by Voice
Arranger Duvone Stewart
Tuner Dudley Dickson
Manager Pepe Francis MBE
Captain Anesha Carbon

2. Mangrove Steel Band

Performing Different Me – 5Star Akil
Arranger Andre White
Tuner Bertrand ‘Birch’ Kellman
Manager Debi Gardner
Captain Andrew Facey

3. Metronomes Steel Orchestra

Performing Different Me – 5Star Akil
Arranger Annise ‘Halfers’ Hadeed
Manager Eversley Mills
Captain Vivian Miller

4.Real Steel

Performing Nostalgia by Carlton ‘Panman’
Arranger & Manager Leroy Clarke
Tuner Toussaint Clarke

5. Endurance Steel Orchestra

Performing Different Me by 5Star Akil
Arranger & Manager Marlon Hibbert

6. London All Stars

Performing Soca Ruption by Simon Superville
Arranger Phil ‘DBL’ Rollock
Tuner Franck Rollock
Manager Franck Rollock
Captain Shanai Rollock

7. Croydon Steel Orchestra

Performing Different Me by 5Star
Arranger Akil David Ljaduola
Tuner Emily ‘Bacchanal’ Lemmerman
Manager Paul Dowie
Captains Jody Moosetach-Humphries and Temitayo Ken Afolabi

8. CSI Steelband Trust

Performing Pan By Storm by Designer
Arranger & Manager Brent Holder MBE