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'Parang in the city' semi-inclusive

By Wayne Bowman

The grounds of St Mary's College, Frederick Street, Port of Spain will come to life on December 15 when the Friends of Camsel presents its second edition of "Parang in the City".

This fundraising semi-inclusive will feature several top parang groups and other entertainment including the sweet soca man, Baron.

The lineup of parang groups includes Los Alumnos de San Juan, Los Parranderos de UWI, Los Angeles de Newtown, La Familia de Rio Claro, Voces de Promesa, Voces Jovenes and reigning National Junior Parang champions (Primary Schools), Newtown Boys' RC.

Along with the sweetest parang music and soca parang, patrons will be treated to traditional Trini Christmas cuisine such as pastelles, hops and ham, fruit cake and more including a 70-lb roasted pig. There will also be a very special surprise at 7 p.m. to kick off the night's proceedings.

As the event is a semi-inclusive the admission price includes food and there will be a bar offering not only premium drinks, but also seasonal favourites.

This event is presented by the Catholic Media Services Ltd for the purpose of raising funds for the restoration of the Cathedral as well as towards Camsel's operations. Although this is the second edition of the annual event, it was started in 2010 and took place downtown at the Catholic Centre.

The State of Emergency last year forced the producers to cancel at the last minute, which disappointed patrons who had enjoyed it the first time around. The number of people who enquired about "Parang in the City" this year made the producers decide a larger venue was required and so St Mary's College was chosen.

For more information contact CAMSEL at 623-6093.

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