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Parang as domesticity

By Dr Francisca Allard

“Parang is not a tune you know; parang is me, you, he and he and he and he … a parang is a group, a unit.” (Galán, Eugenio [deceased].  Interview: July 12, 1994).

In the midst of all the ribaldry and superficial musical commentary on parang, its essence just cannot be ignored. Its retention of the Spanish language in an English-speaking country somehow defies the critics who have been constantly predicting its impending extinction.

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