Carola sings “Tro” at Skansen

STOCKHOLM - On June 6th Swedes celebrated their National Day. During one of the activities programmed for this day, Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden, gives national flags to the most dedicated civil organizations of the Kingdom of Sweden.

  By the end of the celebration a very familiar melody started to sound, for many Marie Fredriksson fans' surprise, this song was "Tro", which was interpreted by the Swedish singer Carola accompanied by the Arméns Musikkår (the Army Music Corps).

  The text, though, was modified and instead of "i en vintervärld" ("in a winter world") Carola sang "i en sommarvärld" ("in a summer world"), to give it a special summer spirit.

  Carola celebrates this year her 20th anniversary as an artist and has released a greatest hits album which is currently #1 on the Swedish charts. "The Carola hysteria of the 80s is back," wrote Aftonbladet in a recent article.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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June 7th, 2003

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