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What is Parang?

Parang is a seasonal folk music from Trinidad played around Christmas time. It’s very likely that Parang was brought to Trinidad by Venezulan migrants. Parang is usually played by small bands with Cuatro, Guitar, Shak Shak (Maracas), Toc Toc (Claves), Mandoline, Bass Box and other instruments. In Trinidad, traditional parang music is largely performed around Christmas time, when singers and instrumentalists (collectively known as the parranderos) travel from house to house in the community, often joined by friends and neighbours. While the traditional Parang is sung in Spanish, the modern version – Parang Soca – is in English.

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Marflix – We Paranging 2011

Parang Soca Mix with songs from this season incl some anthems and classics.

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Download Marflix – We Parangin 2011
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Tracklist:

Mastamind – What Is Christmas Without a Rum (buy this track: Amazon.DE)
RemBunction – Macafouchette
Ajala – Bring Yuh Rum (buy this track: buy at Amazon.DE)
Ricardo Drue – Fork
Sliver & Ice – Eating Everything
Da Spirits – Sweet Bread
Preacher – Ah want a liquor
Leon Coldero – Ron
Marcia Miranda – Bring Out De Ham
Annoited – Brint Out The Rum
Scareface – Free Drinks
King David – Trini Christmas
Generation X – Christmas Again
Sharla Dianne – Christmas Morning
General Grant – House_to_house
Ken “Professor” Philmore – Christmas Stagger
Ataklan – Christmas Stagger
Sheldon Blackman – Home 4 Christmas
Bunji Garlin – What is Christmas
Scarface – Theifing Santa
Gen-Ex – Ah Different Christmas
Jadee – Ah Touching Down
Renice – Ah Sweet Christmas
Denise Belfon & The Family – Mandolin Fiesta
RemBunction – Baila La Parang
Baron feat. H2o Phlo – De Sweetest Christmas Lime
Ziggy Rankin – Woman For Christmas
Leon Coldero – Bella Trinidad
Patch – All I Want For Christmas (buy this track: Amazon.DE)
Crazy – Maria
D’ Chancellor – Rum and Parang
Annesia – Bobolups (buy track: Amazon.DE)
Creig Camacho – Garlic Pork
3rd Bass – Who Party Is Dis (buy this track: Amazon.DE)
Ronoman – Bachellor
3 Amigos – Rum Confessions
Patch – Nothing
Shaft – Tabanca Christmas (buy track: Amazon.DE)
Chucky – Ole Time Christmas
Pelf – Last Brush
KMC – Iceless Christmas
D’ Chancellor – Why Yuh Drink Meh Rum?
Francine – Hurray Hurray
Bindley B – Santa Say
Crazy and Friends – More love for christmas
Neisha “jus’ tis” Guy – I pay fuh dat
Young Voice – Loving Neighbor
Marcia Mirinda – Rund de Bread
Fuki – Suzie (buy track: Amazon.DE)
Relator – Bottle & Spoon
Merc – Puncheon (buy track: Amazon.DE)
Sprangalang – Bring Drinks
Chai – De Parang Cyah Done

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Mudds & Marflix – We parangin (2005)

Parang Soca and Parang Mix I did with Mudds (MashUp Crew / Constant Pressure) a few years ago including some rare Parranda from Venezuela.

parang soca 2005

Tracklist:
Parang-Soca mix (Mudds)
01. Scrunter – De Parang Now Start
02. Susan Macio – We Come Out to Dance
03. A Shuffler Band feat. Arlene – Parang Jam
04. Leon Caldero – Soca Chutney Parang
05. Singing Francine – Hurray Hurray
06. Machel Montano – Soca Santa
07. Nature – Chinee Parang
08. King Ajamu – The Cat Eat The Ham
09. Preacher – Bring Out The Ham
10. Marcia Miranda – Bring Out De Ham
11. Scrunter – Piece Ah Pork
12. Annesia – Bobulups
13. Susan Macio – Trini Christmas Is The Best
14. Scrunter – Anita
15. Sexy Suzy & Sprangalang – Baila Baila
16. De Illest – Parang In Paramin
17. Cro Cro – Is Boom Boom Parang
18. Rembunction – Mr. Santa Claus
Intoxicated Riddim:
19. King David – Trini Christmas
20. Leighanna – Come Home
21. Prestan – We Can’t Wait
Christmas Riddim:
22. H2O Phlo – H2O Phlo Christmas
23. Lil Bitts – Esta Fiesta
24. Eddie Charles – Bring Sips
25. Granty – House To House
Bilah Riddim:
26. Generation X – Christmas Again
27. Sharla Dianne – Christmas Morning
28. Stevie P – Christmas Praise

Drinkin and traditional part (Marflix)
29. Myroon B & Toolum – Ah Next House
30. Sprangalang – Bring Drinks
31. Scrunter – Drink ah rum
32. Ataklan – Stagger
33. Professor Ken Philmore – Stagger Pan Version
34. Scrunter – Drink Anything
35. CroCro – Ayeeia
36. Marcia Miranda – Gimme Love
37. San Jose Serenaders – Medley
38. Denyse Plummer – Santa The Conducter
39. Sharlene Flores – Parang a la Trinidad
40. Cro Cro – Sai Sai Sai
41. Los Parranderos De UWI – Sabanendo
42. Rio Manazanares – Viva Nueva
43. Aguinaldos Margaritenos – El Nino Jesus
44. Romanon – Marenda
45. Voces Jovenes – Sintiendo La Navidad
46. Barrio Obrero – La Virgen De La Gaia
47. Universidad De La Gaita – El Marciano
48. Lara Brothers – Pasen Pasen
49. Grupo Candela – Parraquiano

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