Saturday, December 25, 2010

Xmas Sketch-25Dec Parranda Robots

Happy Holidays! Here's the last Daily Xmas Sketch! I give you the "Parranda Robots"! Celebration takes many shapes in different countries, and this type of caroling is still very popular in Puerto Rico. A group of folks, which make up the "parranda", will gather, and visit friend's houses, unannounced at any time during the holidays. They bring typical holiday music, and their appetite for food and drink. When its over, they "visit" another friend's house.  It is also locally known as "Asalto" (a "hold-up"). The victims either decide to join the friend-hopping, or accept that the group continues to party where they are. The Guitar, Guiro, and other percussion instruments are commonly used, adding to that, if you have local clout, a Cuatro, or even some brass or woodwind instruments. It gets pretty involved.
I really hope you like these four guys, and that they never show up unannounced at your place to eat your aluminium foil chips, and drink your kitchen oil. Happy Holidays! And have a great art time!

1 comment:

  1. This is adorable! I love the one playing the maracas. What instrument is the one on the left playing?