Scholar, educator, exceptional musician and champion Panorama arranger Beverly Griffith has passed

 When Steel Talks extends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Beverly Griffith on his passing.

Champion arranger Beverly Griffith

Griffith was a pianist with the Clarence Curvan Orchestra when he made his mark in the steelband world after his classic arrangement of Lord Kitchener's "Mama Dis Is Mas" landed Desperadoes second place in the 1964 Panorama competition. Desperadoes returned in 1966 to take the Panorama title with his arrangement of Mighty Sparrow's "Melda." After migrating to New York, USA, in the late-1960s, Griffith returned to Trinidad in 1985, at the request of Desperadoes' leader Rudolph Charles, to team up with Robert Greenidge to lead Desperadoes to a joint share of the Panorama title with Renegades. The following is a summary of Griffith's record in the Panorama competition:

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