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June 2024 #29 - Top 40 for Gypsy Influence Phuri Mami (track)
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2 times in the Global Top 40
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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 over the past 17 years created their own world based on Gypsy vocal traditions. They have devoted their talent and knowledge to creating quality Gypsy music, and their ideas and approach have proven that Gypsy music is intelligent and witty, wise and receptive. With their songs, Karavan Familia shows the true face and harmony of the Gypsy culture.
"With assured assimilation and resigned simplicity, the band has created something hazy and beautiful. This is certainly not traditional Hungarian music. It's a contemporary, instantly recognizable 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 - their traditional Gypsy music proves how colorful, open-minded, and lively Gypsy folk music really is. The band plays traditional Gypsy music arrangements mixed with world music elements. Besides Hungarian Gypsy tunes, the band's repertoire features arrangements of Russian, Romanian, Spanish, and Balkan Gypsy songs, and several own compositions. Primarily inspired by numerous distinctive European Gypsy styles, the songs also bear impressions of blues, jazz, fado, R&B, flamenco, funk, or Latin American music, all seamlessly melting together into a special and incomparable Gypsy 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.
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