Melissa Doughty - Trinidad & Tobago Newsday
Last year, virtual events stepped in to fill the void left by the cancellation of physical events in the wake of the covid19 pandemic.
Panograma was one of those virtual events.
It is being held again this year even as the world cautiously reopens and events begin happening again. It has also seen increased interest.
A media release said, “The Panograma Entertainment team is excited to announce that audition submissions for this year’s competition more than doubled the previous staging’s total number of competitors.”
This year 45 pannists auditioned for a place in 30 that would compete in the preliminaries. Defending champion Earl Brooks Jr is among the 30.
The release added that the 45 participants came from 13 countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, UK, France, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, TT, the US Virgin Islands and the US.