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The Finest Moment in New York Pan History - 2001 New York Panorama: “By Pan People - For Pan People”

Invaders/Ambassadors Steel Orchestra at the 2001 USSA New York Panorama
Invaders/Ambassadors Steel Orchestra at the 2001 USSA New York Panorama

Brooklyn, New York, USA - Undoubtedly the finest moment in New York steel orchestra Panorama history. The New York steelband community took their destiny into their own hands and momentarily discarded the shackles of WIADCA (West Indian American Day Carnival Association). Practicing a serious case of “FUBU” - (For Us By Us) - as every aspect of this Panorama was executed by the NY Pan community. The New York Times gives the figure of 20,000 people present at this event. In spite of untold obstacles the New York Pan community came together in a manner that has never been seen since, and pulled off demonstrating just what could be.