The vibrant potency of music is lauded in this
rendition - music that is all around us... in the breeze... the
Give Me A Parang
“Give Me A Parang” is the story of an American’s
preference for Parang over Soca. It is a combination of Soca
rhythms and Parang flavored melodies.
Recordando A Daisy
A medley of Daisy Voisin’s popular hits in
acknowledgement of her contribution to Parang in Trinidad and
We Paranging Now
This is the traditional Serenal, feature of the
house-to-house Parang, treated in Soca style.
Yo No Quiere Verte
A women’s deception of a man who loves her madly
is the theme of this song.
Treated in dub style, this is a traditional
Venezuelan song, brought to Trinidad by the Parranderos of East
Yo Me Voy De Parranda
An explanation of the spontaneous joy and
goodwill that Parranderos experience when they go Paranging.
Haciendo El Canto
A song about the inexplicable compulsion to
create music; an urge to which the composer must succumb.
Vamos A La Fiesta
“Vamos…” depicts a group of parang lovers who are
journeying to a Parang fete. It is a song of freedom and
Una Fusion Musical
Traditional and Crossover Parang
from Trinidad & Tobago
Featuring the Allard Family
eCaroh Price: $13.95
- Arrangers and Co-leaders:
Philip & Francisca Allard
- Acoustic Guitar:
Sepherina & Philip Allard, Monica Rogers,
- Bass Guitar:
David Matthews, Shawn Lewis, Anthony Thorn, Anthony
Sabina & Sepherina Allard, Genevieve Allard-Seales,
Phillippa Allard-Persad, Monica Rogers, Hilton & Shawn
Lewis, Kenneth Hospedales, David Matthews, Floyd Ravello
- Congas & Bongos:
Floyd Ravello Cuatro: Ernest Boland, Hilton & Shawn
Lewis, Monica Rogers, Francisca Allard Electric Guitar:
David Matthews, Philip Allard
- Guitar Solo:
Larry Lee Luck
Sabina Allard, Kenny Phillips
Monica Rogers, Francisca & Philip Allard
Philip Allard, Hilton & Shawn Lewis, Ernest Boland,
Kenneth Hospedales, Phillippa Allard- Persad
Hilton Lewis, Genevieve Allard-Seales, Kirk Nicome
- Toc Toc:
How do I classify the group 'Dinamicos'! To limit them to any one
musical genre would be a compromise. I classify the group [as]
versatile, willing to experiment and revolutionary - these are the
qualities manifested by the group. Indeed they have done credit to
their name, 'Dinamicos'.
Their musical creativity is genuine, [authentic], and it is this
approach, combined with their talent and experience, that have led
them to fuse diverse musical expressions into a novel musical
'Dinamicos' is the Caribbean, its nature, its people ... the
entire Caribbean is absolutely dynamic in character. It's a dynamism
that imparts joy, sadness and love....
I hope that this versatility of 'Dinamicos' would become the link
within Caribbean culture - UNIVERSAL CULTURE.
John Sorrillo, Anthropologist and Arts Critic.