Jump High | Destra Garcia Phase II Pan Groove | Panorama 2014

This is the song that Phase II Pan Groove will be playing for Carnival 2014 Steel Band Panorama Competition. The song is a composition of Len "Boogsie" Sharpe. The lyrics were penned by Nigel Rojas and the song was produced by Leston Paul. The talent pool does not end there because on vocals we have the 'Queen of Bacchanal' Lady Destra Garcia bringing home the vocals in glorious style. 

The Panorama Semi-Finals got underway at the Queen's Park Savannah on Saturday and continued today with the medium and large bands performing for a place in the finals. The Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove Steel Orchestra was scheduled to play next to last on the schedule. 

If you wanted to listen to the competition you were limited to 'listening only' and you did not have a choice of radio stations to choose from either because only Power 102FM had the steel pan feed! After all these years and the desire to bring "Steel Pan Music" to the World there is no video feed. What a shame and one has to wonder what the government's tourism and marketing arm is thinking along with Pan Trinbago. This is definitely a sore point/topic for Trinidadians living abroad who want to see the show at "D'Savannah". How do they expect the people who love pan and live all over the World to do? Oh, I see, take a plane to Trinidad and be part of it! Well, not everyone can get away at this time and they should, at least, have a pay per view stream of just bring the show free of charge to promote the Panorama competition.

I got a little side-tracked there... this is about Destra beautiful singing style and a song that Len "Boogsie" Sharpe hopes will deliver the championship title once again. Just look at the Production Notes and you will see that you have an excellent group of people behind this song. Let's keep our fingers crossed that the finals come to us via a live video feed. Enjoy the music.

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Production Notes:
Song Title: Jump High
Played by: Phase II Pan Groove
Composed by: Len "Boogsie" Sharpe
Lyrics by: Nigel Rojas
Sung by: Destra Garcia
Produced by: Leston Paul

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debbie said…
i have been a tourist and guest and now have famiy in Trinidad. Panorama was always the biggest highlight for me...but how can I share it with my family in the uK and get them excited by Pan too? if you cannot provide any sort of videos or video links...in this day and age of technology and mobile phones PLEASE TNT DO SOMETHING nAH
Vushung said…
I was really looking forward to this song b/c of what Destra/Professor have done in the past, but it's a disappointment. It's a generic pan song with Destra singing some generic pan lyrics. Compare this to Rewind, Calling Meh, Vibes or De Player. Not even close. (De Player is a stupendous song btw)