Elsa Villa | Feb 1, 2019 | 1
Playlist to celebrate the Carnival 2018 in the best cities
Do you remember that annoying moment when two children start crying while you try to sleep on the plane and you realize that you do not have your playlist updated? Well … as they say a forewarned is a forearmed and here comes one of the brightest dates of the year, I am sure more than one of you will travel so I decided to share with you the playlist which I have created to celebrate Carnival 2018 in style. Do not hesitate to share these music hits with all your friends!
This year I have chosen to repeat the carnival in Nice and believe me that they are BRUTAL, but just in case this destination does not convince you I describe you the best cities in Europe where fun during the days of carnival is more than assured.
Buy a mask and enjoy the roman carnival
Yes, I know it’s Venice where the most famous carnival in Italy is celebrated, but if you’ve never visited Rome, I think this may become the perfect time to visit the city and enjoy a fun parade at the Roman carnival.
Did you know that every city in Italy has its own carnival costume? In this case, the one of Rome is called Rugantino. It represents a typical ruffled and arrogant Roman brawler. These days you will see thousands of Rugantinos at the streets of Rome, you will easily recognize them by their distinct hat, frac, vest and red pants with white socks.
In the playlist that I created there are some songs which you will hear everywhere in this destination. Enjoy Rome and its top singers: Jovanotti – “Oh vita”, Baby K Roma – “Bangkok”, Thegiornalisti – “Riccione”, FEdez – “Sconosciuti da una vita”, Maneskin – “Chosen”.
In Tenerife and Gran Canaria the queens of the carnival are the Drag Queens
These carnivals, as you all understand, need no introduction. The Carnival of Gran Canaria and the Carnival of Tenerife are undoubtedly one of the most famous carnivals in the world. This is a gay carnival leaded by the most extravagant Drag Queens.
The colors, fun and impressive costumes make these carnivals unique and famous throughout the world. If you like to dress up and feel free, this is your place because here you can go outside your limits without feeling any kind of embarrassment. You can put on the tricky costume that you always wanted to put on but in your city you did not dare. In these islands there are no limits of your imagination and you already know the expression … what happens in the carnivals of the Canary Islands stays there.
Undoubtedly, as a good Spanish in my playlist could not miss a bit of reggaeton that is very typical for this destination. Here you leave the most famous Reggaeton songs of 2018 (yes I know there is one that is not Reggaeton but it is that Amaia of OT 2018 could not avoid my list :-P, I’m hooked to the show): Luis Fonsi y Demi Lovato – “Échame la culpa”, Enrique Iglesias – “El baño”, Shakira ft Nicky Jam – “Perro fiel”, Camila Cabello & The Young Thug – “Havana”, Amaia – “Shake it Out”.
At the Carnival 2018 go for Torres Vedras in Lisbon
There is a small city near Lisbon that takes care of its carnival parties as if they were the most important event of the year. The carnival of Torres Vedras is the most famous in Portugal, characterized by parades and truly allegorical floats. Above that, this destination is very cheap so it is the perfect for those who have a more tight budget. I assure you that “fun and madness” are the key words of these days in this Portuguese town.
Do you opt for this destination? In my list I have also put some songs for you to enjoy the Portuguese culture before arriving: Portugal. The Man – “Feed it still”, Marco Rodrigues – “O tempo”, Nego do Borel – “Você Partiu Meu Coraçao”, Anavitória, Diogo Piçarra – “Trevo (Tú)”, Major Lazer, Anitta, Pablo Vittar – “Sua cara”, Valas – “As Coisas”.
Nice, without doubt the most impressive carnival parade of all Europe
And finally, I could not write this post without mentioning the most impressive carnivals in Europe, the carnival of Nice! This carnival is for families with children, for the elderly and for the youngest ones. If you want to have a good time and live something different, Nice is your destination for these marked days. Every year this event surprises with original themes and the imagination of the creators of the parade which has no limits. A couple of years ago I visited this carnival and they left me with such a good aftertaste that this year I said: and why not to repeat it? My advice is to go earlier to find a good place to enjoy the parade, so many people are going to Nice during these dates from all over the world that it is better to follow my advice if you want to get cool photos for your Instagram.
And as a finishing touch I leave you the songs that help you to feel France: Kungs – “I feel so bad”, France Gall – “Résiste”, Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”, Julien Doré – “Coco Câline”, Brigitte – “J’sais pas”, Martin Solveig – “The night out”; Did you know that Daft Punk is a French group?
I hope you are encouraged to leave your city to spend a happy Carnival 2018 and … remember to dance the beat of the best musical hits wherever you go!