Cantares Venezuelan Cultural Foundation

A reference for Latin American cultural expressions in Calgary

La Parranda

Parranda means fun


La Parranda is a musical group devoted to present and exhibit traditional and popular Venezuelan music and is available for informal folkloric events. 


La Parranda performed at the Venezuelan Pavillion in Calgary's Globalfest 2012 and 2013. 


In August 2014, the group was invited to perform at the One Cafe and the Main stages during the Globalfest 2014. For this occasion La Parranda was accompanied by Luis "El Pana" Tovar (percussion), Jorge Szeoke (cuatro), Alejandro Decker (percussion) and Willie Mercado (furruco). Marice Urbina from Dynamic Latin Soul and Andres Peluso showed the moves of "tambores" dance.


Rehearsal schedule for La Parranda is seasonal.

Would like to have some fun? Join La Parranda and become a "parrandero"one who sings parranda? 

Please contact: [email protected]