Born 3 years ago during the heights of the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, the history-making PanoGrama has and continues to captivate the international steelpan community.
Under the stewardship of Tobagonian Nevin Roach, the competition has seen 3 editions since its inception. However, those pannists eager to seize their opportunity to participate this year will have to wait, according to Roach.
“My team and I have done a great job with the platform to date. We have not only seen tremendous growth with the competition but also with many of the young participants who we try to impact in a positive way. I think now is the right time to step back for a bit to re-imagine the competition for the benefit of the participants and other major stakeholders.
When pressed about plans, Roach indicated that PanoGrama will shift from its regular virtual operations to a hybrid model.