Karavan Familia
Influences: Gypsy , Balkan
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5 times in the Global Top 40
January 2023 #10 - Global Top 40 Khiromant (video)
March 2022 #9 - Global Top 40 Khiromant (video)
March 2022 #31 - Global Top 40 Phuri Mami (track)
2 times in the Global Top 40
3 times in the Global Top 40
Karavan Familia - Khiromant
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About: Karavan Familia
Karavan Familia - more than folklore

Formed by parents and their children, this unique ensemble, the Karavan Familia has overthe past 17 years created their own world based on Gipsy vocal traditions. They havedevoted their talent and knowledge to creting quality Gipsy music, and their ideas andapproach have proven that Gipsy music is intelligent and witty, wise and receptive. With their songs, Karavan Familia shows the true face and harmony of the Gipsy culture.
"With assured assimilation and resigned simplicity, the band have created something hazyand beautiful. This is certainly not traditional Hungarian music. It's a contemporary,instantly recognisable and unique sound, influenced by a profound knowledge of tradition,but too personable and honestly individual to influence in turn." (John Pheby, fRoots Magazine, 2015)

Four voices - One family

Karavan Familia is a real family band: Istvan Nagy and Ica Farkas, and their children, Istvan and Vanda are its members. Full of ideas and very individual - theirtraditional Gipsy music proves how colourful, open minded and lively Gipsy folk music reallyis. The band plays traditional Gipsy music arrangements mixed with world music elements. Besides Hungarian Gipsy tunes, the band's repertoire features arrangements of Russian,Romanian, Spanish and Balkan Gipsy songs, and several own compositions. Primarily inspired by numerous distinctive European Gipsy styles, the songs also bear impressions of blues, jazz, fado, R&B, flamenco, funky, or Latin American music, all seamlessly melting together into a special and incomparable Gipsy world music. Despite this musical diversity, Karavan Familia is able to keep up its characteristic style which is both innovative and traditional, entertaining and amiable at the same time.