Music Video – Parang Soca Christmas – Mix Compiled by Oasis Sounds

Music Video – Parang Soca Christmas – Mix Compiled by Oasis Sounds

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0:00:00 – 1.Scrunter – De Parang Now Start 0:02:37 – 2.Designer – I Love Christmas 0:04:11 – 3.Leon Coldero – Soca Chutney Parang 0:05:30 – 4.Scrunter – Indian Parang 0:07:32 – 5.Scrunter – Drinking Anything 0:08:40 – 6.Susan ft. Sally – Trini Christmas 0:10:39 – 7.Marcia Miranda – Bring Out De Ham 0:12:56 – 8.Scrunter – Ah Want Ah Piece Ah Pork 0:14:38 – 9.Chalkdust – Something Salt 0:16:39 – 10.H20 Phlo – Joy To The World

0:19:12 – 11.Pelham Goddard – Trini 13 Days Of Christmas 0:24:17 – 12.Kenny J – De Paint Brush 0:26:42 – 13.Marcia Miranda – Run De Bread 0:28:36 – 14.Kenny J – Alexander 0:29:58 – 15.Bindley Benjamin – Santa Looking For A Wife 0:32:57 – 16.Crazy – Parang Comin’ 0:35:18 – 17.Laro – Medley 0:38:33 – 18.Bindley Benjamin – Santa Say 0:40:09 – 19.Various – Take A Drink 0:42:22 – 20.Laro – Little Drummer Boy

0:45:24 – 21.Francine – Hurray Hurrah 0:47:14 – 22.Calypso Rose – Parang Soca 0:50:12 – 23.Crazy – Medley 0:54:00 – 24.Bindley Benjamin – Play The Parang Soca 0:56:51 – 25.H20 Phlo ft. Scrunter – Christmas With You 0:59:00 – 26.Charlene Boodram – Mamacita 1:01:45 – 27.The Mighty Trini – Rosie Balloon 1:04:21 – 28.Wellington – Fire One Parang 1:05:52 – 29.Machel – Soca Santa Parang 1:08:26 – 30.Kenny Joseph – Cork In Her Hand

1:10:47 – 31.Scrunter – Anita 1:12:20 – 32.Crazy – Yvonne 1:14:14 – 33.Godfrey Reed – Joy 1:15:14 – 34.Ginja – Christmas Medley 1:16:56 – 35.H2o Phlo – Christmas 1:17:49 – 36.Lil Bitts – Esta Fiesta 1:18:43 – 37.General Grant – House To House 1:19:17 – 38.Preacher – Bring Sips 1:19:55 – 39.Blazer – Tantie Eulyn 1:20:58 – 40.Ghetto Flex – Sweet Wine 1:21:51 – 41.Ziggy Rankin – Caroline 1:22:38 – 42.Scrunter – Home Made Wine 1:23:53 – 43.Kenny J – Hush Yuh Mouth 1:25:27 – 44.Baron – It’s Christmas 1:27:45 – 45.Baron – It’s Christmas Again 1:29:16 – 46.Lord Kitchener – Drink A Rum

-PARANG MUSIC – from Wikipedia

Parang is a popular folk music originating from Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago that was brought to Trinidad and Tobago by Venezuelan migrants who were primarily of AmerindianSpanishMestizoPardoCocoa panyol, and African heritage, something which is strongly reflected in the music itself. The word is derived from two Spanish words: parranda, meaning “a spree”, and parar meaning “to stop”.

In the past, it was traditional for parang serenaders to pay nocturnal visits to the homes of family and friends, where part of the fun was waking the inhabitants of the household from their beds. Today, parang is especially vibrant in Trinidad and Tobago communities such as ParaminLopinot, and Arima.

A new form of parang, soca parang, has emerged. Soca parang is a combination of soca and parang.


In Trinidad, traditional parang music is largely performed around Christmastime, when singers and instrumentalists (collectively known as the parranderos) travel from house to house in the community, often joined by friends and neighbours family etc. using whatever instruments are at hand. Popular parang instruments include the venezuelan cuatro (a small, four-string guitar) and maracas (locally known as chac-chacs). Other instruments often used are violinguitarclaves (locally known as toc-toc), box bass (an indigenous instrument), tambourinemandolinbandolcaja (a percussive box instrument), and marimbola (an Afro-Venezuelan instrument). In exchange for the entertainment, parranderos are traditionally given food and drink: pasteles, pastellesorrelrum and Ponche Crema (a form of alcoholic eggnog).

While traditional house-to-house caroling tradition is still practised by some small groups and larger organized groups, modern parang music has also developed a season of staged performances called parang fiestas, held from October through to January each year, culminating in a national parang competition. Today, parang is especially vibrant in Trinidad and Tobago communities such as ParaminLopinot, and Arima.

Since the 1950s, parang has become more popularised. In the 1980s it evolved into “soca parang”, a fusion of soca and parang with lyrics in English. While still festive in nature, the lyrics often refer to North American cultural elements such as Santa Claus.

Parang has also been fused with chutney, a form of vocal music indigenous to Trinidad, influenced by Indian rhythms and sometimes sung in Hindi. This fusion forms chutney parang.

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