Word of the Week: Parang

  • Parang (n) :  A traditional Venezuelan-derived type of singing, sometimes improvisational, on religious themes, usually entirely in Spanish, performed around Christmas, in house-to-house carolling or while visiting friends. (Spanish parranda ‘serenading; going out and singing; having a good time’)
    • I myself buy rum for when the neighbours come over, and when the parang pass playing the quatros and signing the seranales for Christmas.
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Kaiso Monarch Songs 2000 to 2018

Kaiso Monarch

The person judged the best Calypsonian at Carnival.  Formerly Kaiso King after Calypso Rose won in 1978.

Trinidad Road March Songs 1999 to 2018

Road-March

A tune suitable for dancing and jumping-up in the streets, usually characterised by a short repetitious, lively chorus; especially the one played most often by steel or brass bands on the roads on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Kitchener is still the Road March King!

Artist # of road marches
Kitchner 11
Super Blue 10
Machel Montano 9
Sparrow 8
Lion 5
King Radio 3
Fay-ann Lyons 3
Tambu 3
Shurwayne Winchester 2
Calypso Rose 2
Blakie 2
Spit Fire 2

Road March list from Bacchanal! The Carnival Culture of Trinidad

Trinidad Road March Songs 1956 to 1998

Road-March

Trini Road March a tune suitable for dancing and jumping-up in the streets, usually characterised by a short repetitious, lively chorus; especially the one played most often by steel or brass bands on the roads on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.


Road March list from Bacchanal! The Carnival Culture of Trinidad

“Somebody say (Sokah till I die)”

Nailah Blackman, the granddaughter of the late Lord Shorty aka Ras Shorty I  recently launched a single “SOKAH” with its catchy chorus lines and gyrating waistline will make any winer boy want to “wine”.