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In the Garifuna language “paranda” is a dance like chumba and punta. In San Pedro a paranda referred to a group of guys either drinking or serenading to the girls. You have all heard of the serenade or singing romance ballads to the girls at midnight during their sleep. This paranda flashback was a typical scene in old San Pedro village simply chilling out on the beach on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  All beaches were free and available for a paranda since hotel and condo development had not arrived to our sandy shores.   By the way, you could also get to pull some coconuts for your favorite cocktail drink. So, do you recognize some of these paranderos in this flashback?

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