Monthly Archives: April 2016

Very first steps of learning Russian :)

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It is not that I do not speak already 5 languages…why not to learn another Slavic ūüėÄ

Morning coffee in 4 Street coffee bar on Móricz Zsigmond square with a friend before going to work.
Making joke on “no smoking”. What an irony for myself…and learning Russian, of course.

Btw. AFTER¬†watching my video continue reading an article about Russian advert “trick” for people to quit smoking, I was a bit shocked on this¬†non-sense¬†war and competing between¬†Russia and the USA.

I am not promoting “Fest 7” Belorusian cigarettes, actually the opposite.
Since my friend is Russian I had to speak in Russian and not in Belorusian, however he¬†told me to be authentical Russian looking women I should color my lip with red lipstick and behave “naturally” (he is all the time critisizing me, even now while I am posting this)…

and yes, I like to be foolish, childish!

The article I mentioned is taken from Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/17/moscow-anti-smoking-campaign-uses-obamas-image

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On Open Mic with Bal√°zs

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The outcome of our practising on Wednesday 23.04.2016 in Mika Tivadar ¬†with Bal√°zs ūüôā

I am looking forward to the next occasion, maybe Kazinczy 3 next week on Tuesday after my Bachata classes! ūüôā

P.S. read my previous blog post for further details:

https://karvakg.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/another-moment-of-life-with-great-friends/

another moment of my life with great friends!!

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Though agreed in advance, yet spontaneously we met on Wednesday with Bal√°zs afterworks in the Gozsdu passage of Kir√°ly street.

I could hardly wait that this moment arrives again, I feel stuck in my soul when I am not singing, I do not know if you have this feeling ever, when you are really eager to do something and somehow the circumstances are not allowing you.

I mean I can sing alone and practise at home, but interraction with people of the same interest and doing it together gives me lots of joy and smile on my face – which i do not lack anyway ūüôā – however those in the moments of doing music are really true sings of my happiness.

Andr√°s, my ex-collegue and close friend from Raytheon – the training company I worked for – joined us as I asked him to make couple of videos with his phone, he was happy to do it, but mentioning all the time that his phone is not the best quality (Andr√°s, it does not matter, I need this for my “unprofessional blog” and for fun) ūüėõ

Anywaaaaaay, It was the 3rd time I met with Bal√°zs ever and the 2nd rehearsal, I know him via a common Brazilian friend Marcelo, as they both are doing Capoeira. Marcelo connected us saying you both have nice voices, see if you can do something together.

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On Wednesday after practising couple of songs in Gozsdu passage I proposed him to play on the Open Mic in Mika Tivadar, the next moment I caught myself singing on the stage with him (I was more stressed then him, pffffff). He kept saying: “Engedd el” (“Let it go”). He is hanging out too much with Marcelo, he uses it all the time, plus they are even saying it with the same pronunciation.

Soooorrry, guys ūüėõ

So, András was our spontaneous phone camera guy and the admirer :D.  I will upload couple of these not pro videos these days on my Youtube channel too.

Btw. he just showed on my door at this moment with a coffee and said: “Gabi, I have a video for you” about the days we spent together. Watch it by yourself¬† lower under my blog post ūüôā

Otherwise people, I am looking for a band that is interested in playing in majority Brazilian Portuguese songs. Contact me via karvakg@gmail.com, any nationality is welcome, be open and  reliable.

And now we are off to Szimpla for the Columbian percussion workshop!

****UPDATE! The workshop is next week!

Spring is landing on my shoulder…

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As I was going today to work I picked to listen to the mixed music we created with Tomazo couple of month ago. It shacked me up a bit this morning…even hearing these songs in electronic version are still strange for me, however the more I listen to it the more I start liking it…

I wrote on my Soundcloud profile¬† about the details of this song, however I will repeat it to give you some insight what has inspired us to make this music and how we did it…

It was actually very simple process: I sang and Tomazo followed me on keyboards. ūüôā

This newly created cover song is electronic mix version of two other cover songs: Ederlezi from Time of the Gypsies movie by Goran Bregovińá, Emir Kusturica and a song “Djurdjevdan” from a Bosnian band called “Biijelo dugme”.

The song Ederlezi (traditional folk song) reffers to a Spring festival that is celebrating the return of spring, celebrated in general by Romani people in the Balkans, Turkey and elsewhere around the world.
The original song “Ederlezi” I like in Romani version, search for it on Youtube, it gives me always goose bumps listening to it.

About “Djurdjevdan”: well, there is no Yugoslavian who does not know this song and actually I need from time to time longer breaks from it. ūüėÄ

Bijelo Dugme means White Button and it was a Yugoslav rock band, based in Sarajevo. Goran Bregovic was a guitarist in this band.
Bijelo Dugme is one of the most popular band ever existing in the former Yugoslavia and one of the most influental music band of the Yugoslav rock scene.

Read the lyrics under the music link!

 

And if you are interested in the lyrics, here is the translation of the Serbian part:

Spring is landing on my shoulder
Lily of the valley is sprouting
Lily of the valley is sprouting
For everyone, except for me

The roads are gone, but I’ve stayed
There is no Morning Star
There is no Morning Star
My fellow-traveler

Hey, to whom does my darling now
Smells of the lily of the valley
Smells of the lily of the valley
To me never again

Here comes the dawn,
here comes the dawn
So I can pray to God
Here comes the dawn,
here comes the dawn
Hey it’s St George’s day
And I am not with the one I love

Let her name be mentioned
On every other day
On every other day
Except on St George’s day

read more on the Romani lyrics part on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ederlezi_%28song%29#Lyrics