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The official website of the National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Home to the Caribbean's historically treasured musical tradition. The NPATT attempts to preserve the appreciation of parang music by hosting events, teaching students and also performing for its fans.

From Nazareth to Bethlehem

The National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago

2018 Parang Festival Launch

“From Nazareth to Bethlehem”

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ARIMA, TRINIDAD: 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.

As the momentous Parang history month comes to a climatic close, NPATT

launches its 2018 Parang Festival edition, themed ‘From Nazareth to Bethlehem.’

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 His Grace, 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 Mr. 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, 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.

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