Exodus wins the Trinidad & Tobago Panorama playing the tune A Happy Song

Harmonites win Antigua Panorama

No Grenada Panorama

Toronto Panorama – New Dimension wins

Ebony wins the UK Panorama

No Panorama competition in St. Vincent

St. Lucia Panorama – Diamond Steel Orchestra win

The United States Steelband Association (USSA) is formed. A non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, also registered with the Charities Bureau of the Attorney General Office in New York State, was originally formed under the name United Steelband Association in 1998. In 2001 the name was changed so that membership could be sort, not only in the New York metropolitan area, but the whole of the United States of America.

Steel Bands Plan Boycott of Brooklyn’s West Indian Parade

USSA hosts its first New York Panorama; twelve bands participate

Pantonic wins the USSA New York Panorama competition – as one of the twelve competing bands

Cover of 2001 USSA Panorama Double CD First ever CD and DVD of New York Panorama produced by Basement Recordings, Inc.

There are two New York Panoramas this year

CASYM wins the WIADCA (West Indian American Day Carnival Association) version of the Panorama – as one of the three competing bands


2001 20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Everlast

One and the Same by Everlast (2001)

Vocals / Lyrics
Rock / Pop


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

Giving Myself Away (P-Nut Remix)by Faithless (2001)

Vocals / Lyrics
Electronic / Dance