Sunday 25 August, 2019

Shak Shaks out as 2018 Parang Festival set to launch

The National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NPATT) is set to welcome parang aficionados to “The Parang Village of Nazareth” in the Arima Velodrome this Saturday, September 29.

NPATT will launch its 2018 Parang Festival edition, themed ‘From Nazareth to Bethlehem' as Parang History month comes to a close.

In a release, NPATT said Saturday’s show will infuse a house to house parang style within the village, highlighting the true nature and essence of Parang. The festivities will start with Holy Mass at 5pm, presided over by Archbishop Jason Gordon and Father Dwight Black.

The nation’s top parang bands will be featured, including the reigning parang champs Voces Jovenes, the Parang Jingle Competition winners Amantes De Parranda lead by Parang Stalwart George Carter, nine time Parang champions Los Alumnos De San Juan with the First lady in Parang Alicia Jaggasar, the legendary San Jose Serenaders, the vibrant Los Amigos Cantadores, Mucho Tempo, La Familia Carmona y Amigos, La Casa de Parranda, Los Buenos Parranderos, Voces de Promesa, Los Sonidos, Voz Music, La Esperanza, Los Ruisenores and Parang Pioneers The Lara Brothers.

"The Parang Festival is the premier Parang event for all audiences, investors and stakeholders. The goal is to rejuvenate a holistic demand and interest in Parang music. The festival will serve as a preservation and sustainable development initiative of the Parang art form as a lucrative and self-sustaining product that has a viable contribution to make to the local economy," NPATT said.

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