Melissa Doughty - Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
THERE are six TT solo pannists among the ten competitors in the Panograma finals. The top ten were chosen in the April 30 semi-final to move on to the final on May 3.
Panograma is an online pan competition held live on Instagram. It is the brainchild of TT pannist Nevin Roach. Roach came up with the idea to assist pannists in wake of lockdowns and the cancellation of events caused by the covid19 pandemic.
The event began with preliminaries on April 24 and 25 and 20 pannists performed. Fifteen were selected for the semi-final.
Roach in WhatsApp responses to Newsday said the semi-final was amazing. “All pannists brought their A-game and I was very happy that I was not tasked with judging the performances.
“The viewers created a vibrant and exciting atmosphere with their friends in the comments, thoroughly enjoying all Panograma had to offer,” he said.