"Pocket Songs" is a covers album by Carola & Karim where they offer a journey of selected songs, transforming them into voice and guitar. Those songs that you take with you in your luggage.
It all started with a single song, a song that we both knew and always wanted to sing. A song that led to us sharing an afternoon together with instruments in our hands and coffee on the table. We knew right away that something was happening, the song wasn't the same anymore, its colour and shape changed and it transformed into a different song. And this led to the next song and our frantic journey of singing and playing began.
We discovered songs that had always been there, in the voice of Bowie and Jobim, in Chet Baker's trumpet or in Rosa Passos' guitar. Now they are in our hands and with your help we can record these beautiful songs. Intimate and simple versions, with a little bit of humor and most of all with lots of love.
Who are we?
Carola Zafarana is an actrice and singer, born in The Netherlands and living in Barcelona since 2004.
Karim Habib El Fakih is a Venezolean musician and composer, studied in Chile and living in Barcelona since two years.
How does it work?
- Pick the reward that you most love.
- Create an account in Verkami (easy!).
- You are now part of our proyect!
We have exactly 40 days to reach our goal. Once we have reached it, Verkami will charge the amount from either your card or bank account.
We will respond to all your doubts/questions. Just send us a message through Verkami, e-mail or Facebook (see link at the bottom of the page).
Through Crowdfunding you will be part of the creation of our album! You, dear patrons, will be part of Pocket Songs and we love it!
During the campaign we will keep you informed about everything that is going on and give you updates via the Verkami blog and Facebook.
Please share our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, e-mail wherever you feel like sharing it! Tell everybody about it, your friends, neighbours and family! This is what will make the difference for us!
Thank you very, very much!!
How will we spend the money?
Recording studio The Room BCN.
Mixing the album
Art and design.
Fabrication of the CD's.
Video's and photography.
What happens if we receive more than 5.000?
We will have the chance to masterize the album and we will be able to record more covers (we will be able to buy more licenses for covers).
About the rewards
Besides copies of Pocket Songs, digital and/or physical, we have thought of some excited pledges like for example a private mini concert via Skype (could be a wonderful gift!), a guitar lesson with Karim or a singing lesson with Carola, assist to a rehearsal or come to a recording session in the studio or a concert in your house and a lot more!
We are also excited to announce a private and free concert exclusively for our patorns (in Barcelona), where we will have the chance to get to know us personally, share our stories and experiences of the creation of Pocket Songs.
Recording of the CD: April
Printing of the album: June