Sixty-five (65) members of the Starlift Steel Orchestra and a contingent of the Youlou Pan Movement will represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the inaugural International Conference and Panorama (ICP) competition in Trinidad and Tobago. ICP is the world’s largest steel pan competition.
Starlift Steel Orchestra will compete with an 8-minute arrangement of Alston Beckett Cyrus’ “Teaser” and will come up against steel bands from all around the world including Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean.
The ICP will open with a ceremony on the 4th of August, followed by the grand opening of the Steel Pan Village on the 5th, 3 additional days of conferences, a Pastiche Steel day, Single Pan day and then concludes with the grand Panorama Competition on the 9th.
The ICP serves to commemorate over 75 years of pan and 50 years of Panorama in Trinidad & Tobago.