Dancing to the music of football
Have you heard the song ‘Dispara La Meta’? No, it’s not a Spanish song but a Konkani and English song with a few phrases in Spanish to go with the football fever that presently has the state in its grip. Right in time for the semi-finals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, the song by Six String Production is making everyone dance to its tunes. Café speaks to Georgie Dias, the brains behind the song that is going viral online
If you were
disappointed with the official song of this year’s FIFA World Cup, Goan song ‘Dispara La Meta’
comes as a breath of fresh air. The song, with an upbeat tempo and salsa vibes
coupled with visual treat of playing football, is receiving a fabulous
response. The video received almost 10,000 views in just four days of being
uploaded on YouTube. ‘Dispara La Meta’, produced by Six String Production in
collaboration with The Runks, has become the Goan favourite anthem for the
Georgie Dias, a
musician and band member of the Runks, conceptualised the song keeping in mind the
love Goans have for football and music. “Being a musician and also a FIFA
lover, I decided to convey a message to all football lovers, in my language,
that is music. I rang up my colleagues and we gave this song a new life. We
planned on starting it ten days before the tournament but the recording took us
quiet sometime and then the bad weather delayed the shoot. The entire video
took 25 days to complete. Spanish terms are more catchy and have got a rhythm
to it. ‘Dispara la Meta’ means ‘shoot the goal’ and ‘Juega Duro’ translates to
‘play hard’, which is pretty much what I want to tell all the listeners. Jeslan
Ferrao is the lyricist of the Konkani verses and I have written the rap and the
English portion of the song,” says Georgie.
The song features the
voices of Ancy Gonsalves, Sheldon Gomes, Jeslan Ferrao and Georgie Dias, while
the background singers are Edelbert Azaredo, Jeffy Rodrigues and Swilton
Fernandes. “The crew was the heart of this video and without them,nothing
would’ve been possible. We had cinematographer Josephfern D’Souza along with
Pankaj Karapurkar. The dance crew consisted of Joyston, Grizel, Jeffy, Emma,
Switzel, Denica, Ruth and Sanriel. We also had a lot of support from Karol,
Franjoy, Agnelo, Edelbert, Kenneth, Jordan and Pascoal. Meavan Fernandes was
our drone operator,” adds Georgie.
Speaking about some
of the challenges to produce a great song on such a short deadline, Georgie
explains: “There were a lot of obstacles in the development of the video, the
first being bad weather conditions in Goa. We had to call off the shoot almost
six times before we could actually finish the shoot. The shoot took us almost
10 days to complete. Mastering and mixing of the song also was not an easy
task. Royston Noel did an awesome job despite time constraints. We tried to
find places that have the potential to grab attention but are often overlooked.
Many shoot locations were unavailable. We finally shot the video in Panjim,
Bambolim, Panchayat Football Stadium in Raia, Guirim fields and also the studio
where we recorded the song. We’ve tried to keep it as raw as possible. The
footballers aren’t professionally known but yes, we believe that they will rise
and shine one day,” he says.
is the message they want to give out through this inspirational peppy number?
“The message is quiet simple: ‘When you fall, get back up, you’ve got all those
moves, pass korun ball, ghevun dhanv nettan, mar tum shoot’,” concludes
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