As the Carriacou Parang Festival Committee prepares to celebrate the 38th annual Carriacou Parang Festival from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th December 2015, the season was officially launched on October 10th on the Esplanade in Hillsborough.
The launching live performances from the 2014 Parang Champion Ghetto Youths along with the other Parang bands.
It was followed by live entertainment from the Togetherness Band.
The launching was done in collaboration with the Jerk Centre.
Carriacou Parang Festival, which began way back in 1977 and is the “brain child” of Bently Thomas, has become one of the most looked forward to festival on the annual calendar of Carriacou & Petit Martinique.
In 2015 attempts will be made to have as many bands in competition on Sunday 20th December, including “Men from the Mainland” to challenge the reigning champ Ghetto Youths.
According to a spokesperson for the committee, the 2015 festival kicks off on Friday 18th December with the traditional hosanna carol singing and local cultural performances.
On Saturday, December 19, the stage will come alive with some of the big names in the entertainment world coming to perform on “Parang Bacchanal Saturday Night”.
The festival climaxes on Sunday, December 20 with the “Parang String Bands Competition” where bands will be competing for cash prizes of $8000.00, $6000.00, $4000.00 and $2000.00.