Sunday, 15 June 2014

Take Me Back: Dario G - Carnaval De Paris


Year: 1998

Recorded and released for the 1998 World Cup in France, Dario G's "Carnaval De Paris" has surpassed World Cup songs expectations by being the most recognisable and football-tastic of affiliated tracks. Of course, the dance trio from Crewe are named after the infamous manager and director Dario Gradi MBE - a fitting honour for both Gradi and Dario G.


 "Carnaval De Paris" is the epitome of football songs. Although intended to represent France 98', this instrumental instead represents an entire generation of football fans at international and club level. The diverse instrument choices parallel the intent for a multicultural football tournament - an accordion suggesting France as the opener, a variety of percussion suggesting South American and African countries, folk guitars suggesting the lowland countries, a bash on a gong for Japan, steel drums for Jamaica, and bagpipes for Scotland. "Carnaval De Paris" is an iconic instrumental piece backed by a dance beat and an extremely memorable hook - one for football fans all over the world to enjoy.
~Eddie Gibson

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