Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2009 –   Silver Stars win playing the tune First in The Line

Pan in The 21st Century 2009 – Skiffle Bunch wins

Montreal International Panorama 2009 – Salah’s Steelpan Academy wins

Antigua & Barbuda Panorama 2009 – Hells Gate wins

Toronto Panorama 2009 – Salah’s Steelpan Academy wins

Grenada Junior National Panorama 2009 – Commancheros Juniors win

Grenada National Panorama 2009 – New Dimension wins

UK Junior Panorama 2009 – CSI Steelband Trust wins

St. Lucia Panorama 2008 – Cancelled – Boycott –

St. Vincent National Panorama – Sion Hill Euphonium wins

UK Panorama 2009 – Ebony wins   *****  5 times in a row: 2005–2009

Andy Akiho  Andy Akiho — May 1, 2009 – 7:30, Borden auditorium – Manhattan School of Music – Billed as “Synesthesia Suite” – Works for Steel Pan with jazz combo and chamber orchestra – Andy Akiho successfully delivered a collection of music that redefined the accepted norm and conventional thinking of not only music for the steelpan instrument, but more importantly the context in which the instrument is viewed and used. read more — watch & listen to performance Listen to “We Kinda Music”

“The Bradley Years” Pantonic Steel Orchestra Releases Steelband Music CD:  7 Panorama arrangements by master arranger Clive Bradley.


“University of Calypso” an Andy Narell and Lord Relator Music Experience

New York Panorama 2009 – Sonatas Steel Orchestra wins

New York Panorama



“Pan in New York 2009” from the PanYard Recordings Series released


“Pan in New York 2009: the Cooldown Versions” from the PanYard Recordings Series released.  This is the first ever CD dedicated strictly to Panorama selections recorded at a slow tempo


Pan Trinbago votes in a new president – Patrick Arnold, at the helm of the organization for twelve years (3 terms,) is replaced after an October 25 vote – by challenger Keith Diaz, former head of the organization’s Northern Region office.

Master pan arranger and composer Len Boogsie Sharpe awarded Hummingbird Gold Medal

November 2009 — GPan Beta testing launch. Includes test pans given to Desperadoes, All Stars, Renegades, Phase 2 and Exodus based on number of Steelpan Panorama wins.





2009  20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Blahzay

Make a Livin’ by Blahzay feat. Uncle Murda (2009)

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20th Century Steel Band’s Heaven & Hell Is On Earth is re-released by Mr Bongo Records




20th Century Steel Band – Heaven & Hell Is On Earth album

Heaven & Hell Is On Earth  2 versions       Mr Bongo                                         2009

Heaven & Hell Is On Earth ‎(CDr, Single, Promo)    Mr Bongo            none      2009

Heaven & Hell Is On Earth ‎(12″, EP)          Mr Bongo            MRB12043          2009