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today’s holiday: Carriacou Parang Festival (2014)


Today’s Holiday

Carriacou Parang Festival (2014)

The Carriacou Parang Festival has been held annually since 1977 to sustain the musical tradition of house-to-house serenading by acoustic string bands at Christmas time. Organized parang groups from villages throughout Carriacou, its neighboring island Petite Martinique, and Grenada compete for cash prizes and a challenge trophy. Groups comprise not more than eight members, all dressed in colorful outfits to reflect the festive season. Instruments used include the bass drum, guitar, violin, marack (shack-shack), mandolin, saxophone, and others. More… Discuss

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Ion Voicu – Balada de Ciprian Porumbescu



Ion Voicu (October 8, 1923–February 24, 1997) was a Romanian violinist and orchestral conductor. 

Hundreds of excellent concerts all over the world have brought out in bold relief Ion Voicu’s brilliancy as a Romanian violinist of international reputation, one of the greatest masters of our time. Continue reading