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how can you connect music, SSSR and airfighters??


make a video by yourself and add these things to it 😀

hey, I had to write an eye-catchy title!  Sorry 🙂

You have probably realized I have got back to corporate life recently, however I am working on building up my relationships in music industry, while actively seeking projects and collaborating with musicians like it is with Tamás and Ákos on our last video (link lower).

Those who know me personally, they know I am an open, well networking and chatty person. I approach people easily and I enjoy this, that is why my circle of friends/acquitances is so diverse, colourful and wide. I often get responds: yeah, you know everyone in the city! 🙂

If I recall my earlier years, I realize how close minded I was, meeting always the same people, listening to the same stories…how much nicer is to meet a person you do not know at all, he/she has a new story for you and you can create something new with him/her.

This is how I met Tamás. I met him via Facebook post where he was looking for an English singing singer. I messaged him and couple of days later we met. We were both cautious, but interested what the other person can offer. It was about a year and a half ago, if I recall it well…

Ever since I sang with him in Serbian, Portuguese, Macedonian …but, none of the songs were yet in English. 🙂

And the bigger irony is that our songs have no lyrics, yet they are liked, thank you for those messages we got in these 2 days for encouraging and acknowleding our work.

I am posting here our music as I am proud of it and I want to have it among my blog posts, actually for 2 days I cannot stop to listen to our music (it is on repeat all the time). I guess the feeling of something that is created by us is what makes me to like it so much. But also, it is really something I created for the first time in my life with my heart and it feels really good to share with the world.


Thank you Tamás and Ákos, but specifically Tamás for the hard work you did for compiling the music and also the video in the form it is, it is awsome!

I am looking forward to our new projects!

aaaaand READER, if you are a song-writer let us know, we need one! 🙂


another moment of my life with great friends!!


Though agreed in advance, yet spontaneously we met on Wednesday with Balázs afterworks in the Gozsdu passage of Király 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 🙂 – however those in the moments of doing music are really true sings of my happiness.

András, 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 (András, it does not matter, I need this for my “unprofessional blog” and for fun) 😛

Anywaaaaaay, It was the 3rd time I met with Balázs 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.


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 😛

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 🙂

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!

BAND name needed


We are a start-up band of international people in Budapest doing for now mostly Brazilian cover songs (Marissa Monte, Adrianna Calcanhotto, Maria Gadu, Ivette Sangalo, Tribalistas  etc…) or latin music as Jarabe de Palo etc…

We love the internationality of our setup as we believe by mixing our cultural backgrounds and influences we will be inspiring each other and learn from each other a lot.

We are Russian, Venezuelan, Croatian, Italian, Brazilian, Serbian-Hungarian …

Love for music and dedication is common in all of us.

Brainstorm with us on our name and share your ideas 🙂

Yesterday after the rehearsal we spent about 2 hours thinking of our band name, by making jokes and having fun on the stupidest name ideas (los churros :)) chicas y chicos etc…)

I think I made a valid question when I came up with this idea to ask “what should be the name of our band” :)) Jasna and Yevgenya could not stop thinking, talking and brainstorming about it, while we were with Guillermo already on the next topic…marketing!

(we do use now one name for booking purposes, but…)

btw. while writing about these…I found an interesting article on the internet about the etymology of other band names:


when girls hit the road…


We gathered yesterday with the girls 2 hours before the official band rehearsal from 8pm to practise a bit in advance. I have the feeling we are all very enthusiastic on our new band, which still has no name, but I can introduce 2  of fellows in this blog 🙂

We met at Yevgenya’s gallery close to Moricz. She is opening soon this nice “secret events gallery” in a nomadic living style, it is very nice and authentic inside. Yevgenya is from Russia and she is a our drummer. If you see a blond lady carrying big bag at her back in the streets, it’s probably Zsenya carrying her huge Djembe.

Zsenya (Yevgenya) 🙂 speaks very well Hungarian!

Her gallery is arranged in a nomad style, it is a very cozy place and perfect for quiet rehearsals, actually we will be rehearsing next Monday at this place together with the rest of the band. She plans to have here later open discussions, movie projectings, cooking events…

I am looking forward that she opens this place. And btw. she has some Russian tea which tastes very well, I’ll have to ask her to tell me again, what it contains (I know there are some specific berries in it beside the herbs)

Jasna is from Croatia, she is also a singer, I know her for about 2 years together with her boyfriend Guillermo, who is also part of our band…I met them first time on a dinner of an Indian friend. I recall our first meeting in the flat of this Indian friend, Jasna entered with her boyfriend and their appearance left on me a big impression. She introduced herself something as: Hi, I am Jasna. I started to talk to her in Serbian, I realized she is Slavic and probably from Croatia or Serbia with this name.  I hope music will brings us even more together, as we both like also traditional and Balkan music.  Below you can see, Jasna is very much in learning those Brazilian lyrics to do the vocals. Jasna also speaks very well Hungarian, she is sometimes funny as her “permanent learning button is switched on” for learning Hungarian language, I am next to her like her Hungarian walking dictionary :*

“Gabi, how do you say this word in Hungarian?” or “When can you use this word?” But, she will ask me also for some Serbian words, like yesterday for kutlača (Serbian) :))) and then start translating it to different languages :)))  kutlača (Croatian) merőkanál (Hungarian) ladle (English)

Jasna said there is come other Croatian word for this tool, but she could not remember it. And I cannot remember why we talked about this word at all 😀

and then of course I got also stucked on this topic and today I searched and found a map with this word for Croatia, you would be amazed in how many ways they are saying it…just look at the map in this link:


The 2 hours we spent together we played some popular Brazilian, Spanish, and traditional Russian and Hungarian music. The time went off quickly, we actually ran to Próbazóna, we were the loudest and smiliest on the metro as we tried to make a selfie  🙂

20151217_195449even in rush, as passing next to the Parliament i got amazed on the Xmas tree, so I had to make this photo ….I’ll have to get closer next time.



let’s switch from modeling to music



you are probably aware music became more and more important in my life and I am trying to find the ways to practise it, sometimes missing good opportunities to jam or perform (because i am not secure about myself and I know I shall practise far more to be really good in singing (oh and learn a lots more of lyrics) and releasing these stupid fears of performing in public, but also sometimes i find it hard to feel comfortable with the people doing music).


Some time ago, about a 4-5 month ago I think, I noticed a post on a musician group about a musician looking for an English singing singer.

I applied and I got a positive feedback. Some days later we arranged to meet with Tamas.

My first impression about him was…well, he seemed weird :))

We agreed to do some common jamming and just do whatever comes.

I had couple of songs in my sleeve, but not well practised and also did not find it so interesting to do it. Tamas started to play and I started to improvise, suddenly I started to sing a Serbian traditional song and he started to improvize it on his piano.  Well, he is a genius, when it is about playing a piano. We played the song couple of times, he made recordings.

I was not satisfied with the songs (specially because the one he chose to rework is a version, where I missed the pronunciation in the song and I cannot forgive it to myself  haha, I said Ruzo (something like Rooso) instead of saying “Ružo” (Roodgo…ž is like in French “gue” in the word Rogue, in Hungarian “zs”),

but the full composition we liked, so we just left it as it is.

After couple of trials to sing cover songs with him, I understood he is not so much into doing cover songs, but he is ready to do improvizations on piano with me singing and doing whatever comes to our mind. We cannot force else.  (We are hoping to find song lyrics writer for us as he can compose music, if u know any, pls pls let us know).


When we are doing these improvizations we get lost in ourselves and it feels good.

Today I will post these songs to Soundcloud with a huge fear :)))) but I will do it… and I will share them here…

I will post the songs and turn down my computer, phone, not to see, not to read, hear any of the comments on Facebook, if there will be any 😀 😀 😀

(which I am actually very interested in)

***update added!

CHECK MY FACEBOOK  PAGE:  https://www.facebook.com/GabiKarvak

…or go straight to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gabi-karvak/sets/karma