Panograma, the most innovative pan event since the start of the pandemic, premieres its third season on Friday, May 6. The brainchild of Barbados-based Tobagonian Nevin Roach, this pan soloist competition is done virtually.
Panograma has attracted scores of participants from across the globe, each an accomplished musician. The first edition was won by US-based pannist Earl Brooks Jnr and the second by Keishaun Julien of bpTT Renegades. Prior to the actual competition, workshops were held between March 19-April 2, culminating with personal and professional development delivered by Dr Steffon Campbell.
Panograma 2022 will feature pannists from nine countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Canada, France, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, USA and Trinidad and Tobago.
Young Desperadoes/Road Block pannist Deja Cain opens the May 6 preliminary. She's followed by Alexander Evans (Belize); Tevin Shockness (T&T); Thadel Wilson (Canada); Jamel Cadette (T&T); Al Alexander (St Lucia); Christopher Neale (T&T); and, David Yundi (USA).
The May 7 participants are Emmanuel Joseph (T&T); Mikiel Smith (Grenada); Marcus Prince (T&T); Gabriel Chartrand (Canada); Jaron Woodsley (T&T); Maurisha Potter (Antigua & Barbuda); Aquila Pereira (T&T); and, Mathieu Borgne (France).
Competing in the final preliminary, on May 8, are Simeon Superville (T&T); Hanif Goodridge (T&T); Olivier Wiren (France); Devon Atherley (T&T); Aaron Mentos (St Kitts & Nevis); Sachelle Thomas (T&T); Malik Smith (Antigua & Barbuda); and, Shaquille Forbes (T&T).
Panograma 2022 is being adjudicated by stalwart T&T music/pan luminaries Dr Mia Gormany-Benjamin and Professor Liam Teague, and Adjunct Professor Victor Provost of the US Virgin Islands. Substitute adjudicators are Andy Chichester (Grenada) and Ojay Richards (T&T).
Panograma 2022 will be streamed on YouTube. The semi-final is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, with the grand final billed for Sunday, June 12.