2017 will be Mark’s 18th year of contributing music for the National Panorama of Trinidad and Tobago, all consecutive years, save for 2014 when he decided to take a short break. This website features his music and performances over the years. His music was previously on Pan Jumbie by Monika Nicolleti-Tung, a Swiss pan enthusiast who decided to set up a dedicated page on Mark’s music over many years. Monika deserves special thanks, and recognition for featuring pan news around the world, for her contribution to keeping the global pan community informed through her website, Pan Jumbie.
Mark has produced several popular songs for Panorama, which have been performed in Trinidad, and across the globe in main pan events as well as in schools and universities. Starting with songs like Passion for Pan, Fire and Steel, Identity, Frenzy, Colours Again, he has also collaborated musically with Amrit Samaroo, Edwin Pouchet, Ken “Professor” Philmore, and Seion Gomez to produce songs like Celebration Time, Hooked, Dangerous, Surrender, Calling Meh, Vibes, Dr. Samaroo, Outta De Box, Bass on Fire, and Breakthrough. He has also worked with a multitude of singers, writers, and performers and has enjoyed long term collaborations with Denyse Plummer and Destra Garcia over his musical journey. His music has won awards in in several categories, including COTT Pan Song of the Year and International Soca Awards, and has been performed by winning bands in Pan is Beautiful 1998 (Ensemble Category), Small and Medium Band in the National Panorama, primary and secondary school Junior Panorama bands over the years. In 2015, his song Dr.Samaroo, arranged by Amrit Samaroo, was performed by Supernovas which placed 2nd in the first International Panorama held in Trinidad and Tobago in August 2015.
Mark was also the Musical Director of the first resident steelband in Perth, Western Australia, Perth Pandemix (see article) which started in early 2013 and continues today with a wide repertoire of music. He has produced/co-produced works such as Passion for Pan Album (2000), and the pioneering products of Pan In Education (2004), and Pan in Education 2 (2011). Mark is also Honorary Founding Director of the Music Literacy Trust (ref. Guardian), a not-for-profit organisation established in 2004, which has assisted several young talented pannists in education with scholarships, preserved the music of cultural pan icons, and helped to introduce music education programmes for youth.
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Lead sheets for all my compositions for pan are posted under each song.
The music is a gift to the pan community, done through love for the music and the instrument.