Ellie Mannett Mr. Elliott “Ellie”  Mannette the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from The UWI St, Augustine Campus  – DLitt… On October 28, 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Letters from the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad

Major Panorama rule change in Trinidad and Tobago – An arranger can only work with one band; previously an arranger could arrange for more than one orchestra in the competition

Desperadoes win the Trinidad & Tobago Panorama playing the tune Picture On My Wall

Rainbow City All Stars win Grenada Panorama

Mangrove wins the UK Panorama

St. Lucia Panorama – Diamond Steel Orchestra win

No Panorama competition in St. Vincent

The [New York] Steelband Raids – Has the City Declared War on the West Indian Carnival? – the Giuliani-Kerik era

New York Panorama 1st prize is raised to USD $9,000.00

Dr. Dawn Batson Dr. Dawn K. Batson – Original work “Black Holes do Exist” premiere at the 2000 World Steelband Festival in Trinidad. Under the direction of Dr. Batson, the Florida Memorial Steel Ensemble at the 2000 World Steelband Festival earned the honor of being the first ensemble outside of Trinidad & Tobago to win or tie for first place in a competition in the land of its birth. The Florida Memorial Steel Ensemble earned this honor performing Dr. Batson’s original work “Black Holes Do Exist”.

CASYM wins New York Panorama

NCC under the UNC Gov’t announce plans for building a Carnival Centre in the Savannah. TIDCO Report recommends against Carnival in the Savannah. Halcrow report recommends public consultation/referendum on future of the Savannah

Pan Poodium MagazinePan Podium — In the summer of 2000, The British Association of Steelbands launched their official magazine, Pan Podium. Pan Podium magazine grew very quickly, it documents steel band activities and highlights individuals within the steel band communities particularly in the United Kingdom as well as Europe (Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark), Africa, Canada, Japan, USA and the Caribbean.


‘The high-quality Pan Podium magazine publication features articles that identify heroes and sheroe’s of the steel band movement, in tandem with its accompanying web site of the same name.  Dedicated to promoting the work of steel bands and pannist’s in the United Kingdom and around the globe.  It is an invaluable and unparalleled experience and commitment in the realm of the steel band culture and art form.  The engaging and relevant stories highlight the glory of pan people and their craft; along with many critical issues the pan community faces within the United Kingdom and worldwide’. – panonthenet.com

* Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) – the greatest composer of music for the steelpan – passes away February 11, 2000

2000 20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Endo & Xzibit

Los Angeles Times by Endo and Xzibit (2000)

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