Nice France CarnivalIn the neighbourhood of the 60s, the official song of Carnival disappears, sixties, rock and roll groups, Beatles break out on Europe, the airs of carnival go out of fashion, the disguised hang up their dominoes, the "sound system" replaces the last orchestras, a musical ditch racks itself between the generations. Goodbye the urban popular festival, goodbye May festivals and the enjoyment in districts, it is the jazz in Saint Germain des Prés or in the pine forest of Juan-les-Pins!
The traditional popular festival remains in the hinterland, with the sound of ciamada and farandoles taken by "Giblets", Abbots of the Youth. One of the quite last official songs of Carnival dates 1959, written by the brilliant composer of Nice, Toni Rainaud, was inspired by the samba which triumphed in Rio and composed one very tonic samba of Nice " Bim-Bam-Boum ", " Carnival ès in la Luna ", subject which honoured the first cosmonauts and the astronauts of the space. In spite of some attempts " of presenters of the festival ", not always made a success, during the years 70-80, to boost it, the song of the Carnival sinks into oubliettes. The interest of the music on corsi during this period comes especially of the quality of the musical groups - brass bands, European pipe bands or orchestras of the VI-th fleet of the USA - which participated in the parades.
In 1984, on the occasion of the Centenary of Carnival, the City of Nice, within the framework of the Brazilian Festival organized in July, receives an authentic school of samba from Rio with 100 dancers and musicians, Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, who obtains a triumph by marching in the battle of flowers.

 

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