In Trinidad, traditional parang music is largely performed around Christmas time, when singers and instrumentalists (collectively known as the Parranderos) (like Carolling) travel from house to house in the community, using whatever instruments are at hand. In exchange for the entertainment, parranderos are traditionally given food and drink.
While the 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 in from October through January each year.
Artists Ian Grant, Kenrick Ayow and Bev Tang-Kong brings a visual art awareness of this Trinidadian folk culture, which has migrated years ago and is very active in Toronto..
On exhibit November 2-30th, 2016. Meet the artists Friday 11 November, 7:00pm.