La Parranda

Director: Marian Bradshaw
2011, Trinidad+Tobago
English
Documentary short / 15 minutes

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A celebration of parang, this film looks at the Venezuelan roots of the music form, the different types of song performed and the various instruments used. It also considers the changes that have taken place in parang over the years, and highlights 81-year-old Wyllie Lara, the last living sibling of the famed Lara Brothers band.

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Marian Bradshaw is a final-year student of the Film Programme at UWI, St Augustine, whose interest in film was sparked when she took part in the 2007 MovieTowne Secondary School Short Film Competition. She is an avid photographer.

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Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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