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Trinidad & Tobago Newsday: PanoGrama teaches Earl Brooks Jr to practise

Updated: Aug 15, 2021

Melissa Doughty - Trinidad & Tobago Newsday

Pannist Earl Brooks Jr. poses for a photo after completing an electric performance for the inaugural PanMotion concert series
Earl Brooks Jr.

PANNIST Earl Brooks Jr has several accomplishments to his name and he recently added PanoGrama champion to that list.

PanoGrama was an innovative, virtual pan

competition for individuals held at the height of the covid19 pandemic last year. It attracted many local, regional and international pannists especially as the entertainment industry was at a standstill.

The virtual competition will take place again with the prelims running from May 7-9, the semifinals on May 13 and the finals on May 22.

After winning the PanoGrama title, Brooks Jr received a lot of attention and support, he said in a phone interview.

Brooks said the virtual competition has encouraged network building, investing, knowledge and elevation.

“I really loved the fact that it kept people in suspense. No one knew what to expect when the next performer came on. The online brought a different approach to the artform.”


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