**  TT$ 1,000,000 (approx USD $158,000) first place prize for Panorama Champions


Branches Steel Orchestra is the “House Band” for the January 4th Inaugural Ball of the newly-elected Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick – history was made with Governor Patrick – who is the second black Governor elected in the United States, and the first elected in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

First Panorama held in San Fernando, South Trinidad

Trinidad & Tobago Panorama 2007 – Trinidad all stars Trinidad All Stars win playing the tune Pan Lamentations

Pan in The 21st Century 2007 – Silver Stars win

The Rainbow Steel orchestra celebrate its 50th anniversary in Bath, England making it the oldest Black and Minority Ethnic organization based within Bath and East Somerset. The band is originally from Barbados

CALYPSOCIATION Steel Orchestra of France releases CD “Made It”

Steelband Pioneer & Great Neville Jules honored at Steelpan Jazz Concert

St. Lucia Panorama 2007 – North Stars win

Antigua & Barbuda Panorama 2007 – Hells Gate win

St. Vincent Panorama – Digicel Rhythmix Steel Orchestra win

Grenada Panorama 2007 – Commancheros win

Toronto Panorama 2007 – Salah’s Steelpan Academy wins

UK Panorama 2007 – Ebony wins

New York Panorama 2007 – Sonatas wins

New York Panorama 2007 Report Card


Pan in New York 2007 from the PanYard Recordings Series released



12th July 2007 – Trinidad and Tobago G-Pan Trademark application granted

13th July 2007 -First G-Pan patent filing to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

14th July 2007 – G-Pan product launched at JFK Quadrangle at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, played by the newly reformed National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) under the baton of Jessel Murray. All steelpans used by the NSSO to date are of GPan design.

July 2007 .. Unveiling of the Genesis Pan (G-Pan), the first product emanating from the Steelpan Initiatives Project

G-Pans development – 2007 to 2009 — Other tuners invited to do test and experimental G-pans include, inter alia, Lloyd Gay, Wallace Austin, Denzyll Fernandez, Mario Joseph, Andy Neils and Tony Slater (made the only GPan going down to G below Middle C)

* UK Steelpan Great Eziekel ‘Biggs’ Yearwood – passes away


* Trinidad Pan Arranger Ulvin Belfast – passes away


* Dominica Steelpan Arranger Allan Jno. Baptiste – passes away


* Hazel Henley founder of GIRL PAT Steel Orchestra – passes away – August 31, 2007


2007 West London Producer’s Jason Price & Tim Russell produce and record “Unfinished Business” for Michael Olivier at the Funky Bunker Studios in Acklam Road Notting Hill Gate. This album features a new version of Heaven & Hell Is On Earth which features his son, the talented rapper, Rising Son. Amid issues with the agreement to settle the outstanding royalties owed to Michael, ICE-PR LTD audit EMI Music Publishing. Jason employs music royalty Jay Mistry (Musical Sleuth) to conduct a forensic accounting investigation of the statements received from EMI. Many anomalies are found, EMI refuses to answer any questions relating to the statements they provide to ICE-PR LTD and Jason decides to employ Bevis & Co to audit EMI’s accounts on account of refusal to comply with requests to explain current royalty statements. For 3 further years EMI Music Publishing refuses to answer Bevis & Co. At this point we now had a measure of our adversary and the tactics deployed to dishearten our efforts for justice, but in true Scorpio we gave them 99 years and saved the last our the ultimate revelation of a hidden truth, always remember that the future always lies hidden in the past…………………….


2007 20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Ultimate Force

Supreme Diamond D by Ultimate Force (2007)

Vocals / Lyrics
Hip-Hop / Rap / R&B



2007 20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by The Rock Steady Crew

30 Years to the Day by The Rock Steady Crew (2007)

Multiple Elements
Hip-Hop / Rap / R&B