What is soca parang?

What is soca parang?

Details. During Christmas season, the land of soca and calypso transforms into a country united by parang music. Derived from the Spanish word “parranda” meaning “a spree or fête”, parang bands in Trinidad embody this translation with lively and colourful performances that exude the festivity of the season.

Who invented soca parang?

The second theory suggests that the custom was brought over from Venezuela in the 19th century by the cocoapanyols who came from Oriente, East Venezuela to work on the cocoa plantations in Trinidad. Whatever its origins, parang is now an integral part of the cultural landscape of Trinidad and Tobago.

What types of parang genres exist now?

Today, parang is especially vibrant in Trinidad and Tobago communities such as Paramin, Lopinot, and Arima….

Stylistic origins Joropo, Jota, Venezuelan music, Latin American music, Spanish music, Trinidadian music
Cultural origins Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago
Fusion genres
Chutney parang and Parang soca

What does the word Parang means?

Definition of parang : a short sword, cleaver, or machete common in Malaysia and Indonesia.

What does the word parang means?

Where is Parang usually performed?

Parang is a style of music that is synonymous with the Christmas season in Trinidad and Tobago. This folk form evolved over time to incorporate singing from house to house and large corporate stages.

What language does Trinidad speak?

Trinidad and Tobago/Official languages

Although English is the official language, most people speak Trinidad English, a creole language. A few people, mostly in rural areas, speak a French-derived creole, Spanish, or Hindi. Trinidad and Tobago: Ethnic composition Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

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