December 24, 2016
My adorable family is coming to visit me this Christmas and I can’t wait! Of course, that meant that this entire day was dedicated to one thing: preparations!
Essentially, clean everything. Make the apartment spotless. Wash all the sheets and towel – freshness! Make all the beds they’ll sleep in. The last being quite important since they get in around midnight tonight and they’ll be exhausted!
Of course, none of this is interesting and all of it is tiring but Christmas music is a MUST. Not just any Christmas music: Parang! Parang is the Christmas music of my childhood, growing up in Trinidad and there’s no way I could go a Christmas without my dose of it.
Parang is a popular folk music originating from Trinidad and Tobago, it was brought to Trinidad by Venezuelan migrants who were primarily of Amerindian, Spanish, and African heritage, something which is strongly reflected in the music itself.
I literally searched for every single Parang song I could find on Spotify and threw them all into a playlist. If, you’re curious about the playlist: clicky!
Happy Christmas Eve!
Also, Happy Hanukkah!