Heroes of Pan


Jit Samaroo


Jit Samaroo is a performer, arranger and composer from Trinidad. He was the eldest child in a large family. When his mother died when he was 13 he was left as the head of the family and needed to find a way to feed his brothers and sisters. He decided that they should form a band, and this is how the Samaroo Jets were born.

As well as a soloist he became renowned as an arranger, particularly of calypsos by Kitchener. His arrangements won Panarama nine times between 1982 and 1997.

In this interview he talks about being an arranger and we here the band practising his version of Pan in A Minor by Kitch


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