Alicia Jaggasar

Parang Queen, Alicia Jaggasar.

PHOTO COURTESY ALICIA JAGGASAR

Vengan todos los Fielses — O Come all Ye Faithful. That’s the open call from the National Parang Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NPATT) to parangderos the island over as the 2019 season strums off. NPATT president Alicia Jaggasar said her association has embarked on a three year plan to re-energise the parang movement through education and community involvment.

“Our primary focus during the next three years is to rekindle the spirit of parranda at Christmas throughout our communities and to inform the public about parang, its origins and its traditions to ensure the survival of this art form.”

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