The birdsong team is elated to announce that our arranger for Carnival 2019 is Robert Greenidge. Robert has become synonymous with the success that 11 time Panorama Champions Desperados enjoyed in since the 1970s. Indeed, he was arranger and composer for two of these Panorama victories (1991- Musical Volcano and 1994 Fire Coming Down). Robert is also one of Trinidad and Tobago's most accomplished and versatile musicians. Currently a member of Jimmy Buffet’s legendary Coral Reefers but in a career that stretches back to the early 70s he has performed and recorded with numerous artist covering a wide range of musical genres ranging from Country and Folk (Jenny Chesney & Toby Keith), Classic Rock (Keith Moon, Robert Palmer, John Lennon, Ringo Star & JJ Cale ), Jazz ( Grover Washington, Wayton Marsalis & Taj Mahal), Pop (Carly Simon, Earth Wind and Fire & Lionel Richie) and many more. Consequently, it was felt that 2019 was the appropriate time to expose our young and talented band of musicians to Robert’s unique combination of musicianship and experience .
Panorama practice resumes on Monday, January 07, 2019 at 6pm, at the new birdsong Panyard at 3 St Vincent Street, Tunapuna (Corner Sapodilla and St. Vincent Street).