Traditional versus Contemporary.
There have been many innovations in Music all over the world with technology impacting on those changes. Parang is an artform that has changed rapidly almost over the years because of the ease with which other types of music can be infused. The use of acoustics has changed alongside infusion by other genres of music into it as soca, chutney, rap and latin.
Apart from the original instruments of parang, other instruments were added to enhance and change the timbre (colour) of the music. For example, conga drums add a latin flavour as well as the standard or electronic drumkit gives a soca feel and appears to mimic calypso and R&B music.
Because parang came from a rich cultural and religious background, many people today who were a part of that history feel that the original artform of parang needs to be preserved. Conversely the feeling also exists that there is a place for some innovations but those should not interfere with the integrity of the parang music. The article below gives one such perspective.