Trinidad and Tobago government raises first prize in Panorama to TT $2,000,000.00

Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama 2011 –  Trinidad all stars Trinidad All Stars wins playing the tune Show Time

Pan in The 21st Century 2011 – cancelled


St. Vincent 2011 Junior Pan Fest – Starlift Juniors & Girls High School steel orchestras win in Community-based & School-based categories, respectively

St. Vincent & Grenadines Panorama 2011 – Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra wins

Sion Hill Euphonium Steel Orchestra

Sion Hill Steel Orchestra

Montreal 2011 International Panorama – Salah’s Steelpan Academy wins 2011 Panorama title

Grenada National Panorama 2011 – Angel  Harps Steel Orchestra wins 2011 Panorama title

St. Lucia National Panorama 2011 – Babonneau Steel Orchestra wins 2011 Panorama title

Antigua & Barbuda Panorama 2011 – Hells Gate Wins 2011 Panorama title

UK Panorama 2011 – Mangrove Steelband Wins 2011 Panorama title

Toronto Panorama 2011 – Afro Pan wins 2011 Panorama title

New York Panorama 2011 – ADLIB Steel Orchestra wins 2011 Panorama title

Dr. Roy Cape Roy Cape  the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from The UWI St, Augustine Campus – DLitt

Pat Bishop  8-20-2011 – Cultural icon and Trinity Cross recipient Pat Bishop passed. She is best known for her work with Desperadoes Steel Orchestra of Trinidad & Tobago. Click for more on Pat Bishop

Dr. Geraldine Connor 10-22-2011 – Dr. Geraldine Connor passed.  She wrote, composed, directed and produced the very successful Caribbean musical called Carnival Messiah. She arranged for Ebony in the UK and Invaders Steel Orchestra in Trinidad and Tobago.

10-30-2011 – Pan pioneer Rudolph ‘Fisheye’ Ollivierre passed.  Born on October 28th 1927 to Richard Ollivierre and Matilda Goodridge

Pan lovers my cousin Rudolph ‘Fisheye’ Ollivierre has passed away on Saturday 30th OCTOBER 2011.May his soul rest in peace.

Comment by Neil Lambie on November 3, 2011 at 6:42am

Condolences to the Olliviere family and to members of the Steelband Movement on the departure of one of the Movements early prominent  pan-players.     Most persons knew Rudolph Olliviere by this appropriate nick-name  “Fisheye”.      No mention was made of his brother Hamil in the Death Announcement.   I do recall that he had migrated to the USA many years ago.  Is Hamil still with us ?

Comment by Julian McDavid on November 3, 2011 at 12:25am

88 Charlotte Street is my place of birth, I as a youth visited every yard on charlotte street, I am sadden in hearing of the news that Mr. Rudolph “fisheye” Ollivierre has passed away, my condolences and prayers are with the Ollivierre’s. I remembered going up to 104 charlotte street/hellyard, and playing with Bunny, monkeyman, barry and others my age.Sometimes we had a float and saltfish from Miss. Popo as she sold her fried foods.  Looking up to Fisheye/Rudy and his jokes, Also in Hamel yard where all stars was located for a while, there was so much pan music, I had to be involved with pan. Well fisheye was a co-inventor of the Tenor pan, I believed so, he had a grapefruit can with 2 or 3 notes playing nursery rhymes..He showed me to play the bass, when my grandmother was not around, yes on carnival days he was a good bassman, fleets in.


Yes..he will be truly missed byour age group.May his soul rest in peace.


Comment by Neil Lambie on November 2, 2011 at 6:33pm

I saw a Death Announcement in todays Newspapers for Rudolph Ollivierre.   No mention is made of “Fisheye”  the nickname-name by which most persons 70 years and over will know him.  As a youth, I am now aged 78 years, together with some other pals from Belmont would go down to Piccadilly Street to listen to “Hell Yard ” Steelband which was beating pan on the Bank across  the Dry River  in the back of “Hell Yard ” , we knew of the popular “Fisheye” who was beating the  “First Pan” before we knew his name was Rudolph Ollivierre.

We got to know of the presence Neville Jules in “Hell Yard” Steelband much later.   At that time the entrance to “Hell Yard” was at 102 Charlotte Street opposite to Crown Bakery and not at Duke Street as popularly believed..

Condolences to the Ollivierre Family and to the Steelband Fraternity on the passing of “Fisheye”.  He was a memorable character to me.          Ian Lambie

Comment by Neil Lambie on November 2, 2011 at 6:33pm

Comment by Beresford Hunte on November 2, 2011 at 5:32pm

Condolences to the Ollivierre family from the Management and members of the Trinidad All Stars family. This is the loss of a true icon from the pan fraternity. R.I.P. Daddy Eyes.

Comment by Hamilton web lexander on November 2, 2011 at 10:36am

My Condolences to the Ollivierre family.I did not know Fisheye personally, but as a former leader of All Stars, I certainly heard a lot about his early involvement with the band. May he rest in peace.

Comment by kenneth clarke on November 2, 2011 at 9:33am

My Condolence to the family and friends May he R.I.P.

Comment by VINCENT HUELOY LILA YIP YOUNG on November 1, 2011 at 9:41pm

…..My heartfelt condolences to his family………

Comment by Ian Franklin on November 1, 2011 at 9:33pm

Condolences to the Ollivierre family. I never saw “Fisheye” in person. I heard of his involvement with All Stars.

I do have a video with him in a local movie. One of his lines was, “yuh know how much money was a $100.00 fine in them days”


Comment by HAZEL JOHN on November 1, 2011 at 9:23pm

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Rudolph “Fisheye” Ollivierre and the significant and historical role he played in the steelband movement of Trinidad & Tobago, HOME OF THE STEELPAN.


Hazel John


Ralph MacDonald 12-18-2011 Ralph MacDonald passed. Ralph’s music is world-renowned; he is the co-composer of such hits as Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers), Where Is The Love (Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway) and Calypso Breakdown from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – to name but a few. Together with ace steelpan artist Robert Greenidge, Ralph was a visual and dynamic driving percussive force with the iconic Jimmy Buffet band.  Click for more on Ralph MacDonald

2011  20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by L Swift

Puttin in Work (Demo) by L Swift (2011)

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2011  20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Guilaume & the Coutu Dumonts

You’re the One by Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts (2011)

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2011  20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Brief an Mich by Hiob

Brief an Mich by Hiob (2011)

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2011  20th Century Steel Band’s “Heaven & Hell Is On Earth” is sampled by Styles P

Children by Styles P and Pharoahe Monch (2011)

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