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Pan, parang draw crowd to Lopinot

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GARY CARDINEZ

THE third edition of A Day in Surrey organised by Supernovas Steel Orchestra drew hundreds of pan and parang patrons to the quiet Lopinot village.

Voces Jovenes and Los Alumnos de San Juan Parang bands entertained the audience with some very special Spanish songs on April 27. Los Alumnos had the audience singing at the top of its voice as the band performed the 1973 Roberta Flack award-winning song Killing Me Softly.

The band also paid tribute to Massy Trinidad All Stars with its version of Scrunter’s Woman on the Bass –a signature song of the steel orchestra from Duke Street, Port of Spain.

After having its fill of parang music the massive audience turned to the national instrument as NGC Couva Joylanders opened that segment with Dancing Mood, and High Mas solicited great applause from the audience.

Los Alumnos de San Juan thrilled the audience with its performance.

Joylanders was followed by hosts FCB Supernovas who thrilled fans and supporters with a medley of calypsoes including Kitchener’s The Carnival is Over.

Massy Trinidad All Stars immediately had the crowd dancing and singing as its repertoire began with Rebecca. All Stars continued with Procol Harum’s 1962 hit Whiter Shade of Pale, Hey Pocky A-Way from The Meters 1974 album, Rudder’s Dedication, Nelson’s Disco Daddy, Explainer’s Lorraine and its 2019 Panorama song So Long.

When it was reigning Panorama champions BP Renegades’ turn, it was obvious that the masses stayed back to hear what the band had to offer. The champs’ repertoire included its winning song Hookin Meh, Robin Hood, So Much Trouble, Day One, Trouble in the Morning and its signature Pint o Wine.

Voces Jovenes starts the show in style.

After all the preparations for A Day in Surrey, Supernovas’ captain arranger Amrit Samaroo missed the event as his wife Terriann gave birth to their son sometime during that Saturday.

We extend congratulations to both parents on this joyous occasion.

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