Caribbean, Countries, Culture, Music

Rainy Days and Songdays – Soak Mi Down at Christmas

Which for us in the frozen north means mulled wine, sherry (or stronger) but which in the Caribbean is something far stronger..

Nadia Batson is a Tobagonian exponent of Parang Soca, a saucy version of the So Calypso music of the Southern islands.

And Nadia’s party song was the soundtrack too to our trip to Tobago this time last year.

Nadia… a lot of woman

So much so that we got a CD burned for our hostess with the mostest, Sarah…

SLM, when she’s not running her successful yoga business loves to parang at Tobago Sunday Service.

With my Tobagonian pals and the peerless Sarah

Every year the islands (that’s Tobago and its bigger twin island Trinidad) there are new Christmas albums.

Which is more than we get with the old standards trotted out in our Christmas charts.

And so this year as well as reprising pictures of me with a Tobagonian Santa I will steer you in the direction of DJ Floops’ 2020 Parang mix.

If you’ve never heard parang before then you’re in for a treat.

Christmas in Tobago

And you’ll detect a Latin beat which is not surprising when you consider Trinidad is only 11km from Venezuala.

From where the famed Spanish Ladies hail. But they’re another story and not one for Christmas time.

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