BPTT, Renegades Celebrate 50th Anniversary – Newsday Jan 23rd 2020

Newspaper: Newsday
Writer: Joan Rampersad
Date Published: Jan 23rd, 2020

BPTT and the Renegades Steel Orchestra marked the start of their 50th anniversary partnership with a concert, Beethoven meets Renegades –A Classic Steel Experience, at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, on Monday.

The concert highlighted the repertoire of the band’s stage side which left on Wednesday for France.

The evening opened with the airing of To Be A Renegade, a short film highlighting the band’s history, and more so, the last 50 years from when Amoco signed a sponsorship agreement with Renegades back in 1970, with the Charlotte Street, Port of Spain band.

In her remarks, BPTT president Claire Fitzpatrick said any relationship that has endured for 50 years is indeed a special relationship and good reason to celebrate the success of that partnership.

She told the audience: “We are paying tribute to one of the most successful steelbands in TT and one of the most world-renowned steel orchestras.”

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