Every year the worldwide booming steeldrum (or pan as we would call it) scene is meeting for the annual Panorama in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, the most important competition for this beautiful instrument. The pan, invented in the Trinidadian Carnival during the 30s when there was a prohibition to play drums, is nowadays known all around the globe with orchestras even in Japan, Australia or Switzerland.
Usually the competitors of the Panorama, which is taking place during Trinidad Carnival, pick up current Soca and Calypso songs that will be arranged for steel pan orchestras with up to 100 or even more
The propably most popular and longest running compilation series with calypsos written esp. for the steel pan comes from MAJOR&minor Prod. in Trinidad and has been released with Faluma for many years. Many Panorama titles are based on songs from these compilations. With vocalists like Calypso Monarch Kurt Allen, soca diva Destra, songstresses Denyse Plummer and Lil Bits, furthermore the great Tony Prescott and Eunice Peters and many more, the music on our annual "Calypso Compilation" is rich in melodies, harmonies and arrangement. Pick up your piece of true Caribbean Carnival.