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Legendary Gypsy singer Zhenya Shevchenko
Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 3:00 PM

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College Legendary Gypsy singer Zhenya Shevchenko celebrates her 80-th Birthday by singing popular Gypsy songs and romances. Zhenya (Eugenia Pavlovna) will perform her favorite Gypsy repertoire with live accompaniment of the best Russian Gypsy musicians (balalaika, violin, gypsy guitar, classic guitar, bayan, balalaika-contrabass and garmoshka).

PERFORMERS

01. Zhenya Shevchenko - Russian Gypsy singer
02. Alexander Menshikov - Russian Gypsy singer
03. Mikhail Smirnov - garmoshka, vocal, guitar
04. Alex Siniavski - Gypsy guitar, balalaika
05. Lev Zabeginsky - balalaika
06. Gennady Gutkin - bayan
07. Sergey Ryabtsev - violin
08. Andrij Cybyk - dancer
09. Ganna Makarova - dancer
10. Olga Chpitalnaia - dancer
11. Vitaliy Verterich - dancer
12. Valentina Kvasova - dancer
13. Mikhail Nesterenko - dancer

VIEW VIDEO PROMO

Ensemble Barynya will perform Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack and Russian Gypsy traditional dances, songs and music including Barynya, Hopak, Gypsy Dance Two Guitars, Yablochko (Dance of Russian Sailorís), Kazanka, Kalinka, Cossack dance Varenka, Dark Eyes, Russian Tongue Twisters, The Moon is Shining Brightly, and more.

Zhenya Shevchenko Queen of Gypsy Romance Zhenya Shevchenko is a native of Kiyev, Ukraine. Legend of Russian Immigration in the United States. Shevchenko Zhenya (Eugenia Pavlovna) - performer of Russian and Gypsy (Roma) songs and romances from New York City. She worked at some best NYC restaurants. She was born in Kiev in 1927, in 1942 immigrated with her family to Prague. She has a unique voice - deep contralto. In the United States she took voice lessons from L.F. Shalyapina. In Paris she was working as a singer and dancer in restaurant "Balalaika", where she learned a few songs from Gypsy chanson genius Alyosha Dimitrievich. For some time she was a makeup consultant for Jacqueline Kennedy. In 1956 she was in the movie "Anastasia" with Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner - in restaurant scene she is singing "Moscow, the Gold Domed One..." ("Maskva Zlatoglavaya"). In 1992 she was touring in Russia where she recorded two compact disks titled "The Queen of Gypsy Song" ("Koroleva Tsyganskoi Pesni").

Russian music, song and dance ensemble "Barynya" is a unique group of top soloists: musicians, singers and dancers who were trained and performed with Don Cossacks of Rostov, Andreev State symphonic balalaika orchestra, Moscow State center of "Russian Song". Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.

ENSEMBLE BARYNYA VIDEO


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ensemble Barynya 5 min 25 sec video promo 2006

ENSEMBLE BARYNYA PHOTOS

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Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya photo gallery

SHENYA SHEVCHENKO PHOTOS

Zhenya Shevchenko and Barynya
Zhenya Shevchenko and ensemble Barynya, 2005

Zhenya Shevchenko, Alyosha Dimitrievich, Lev Zabeginsky, Gennady Gutkin
Zhenya Shevchenko, Alyosha Dimitrievich, L. Zabeginsky, G. Gutkin

SHENYA SHEVCHENKO MP3 SAMPLES

Moon Light MP3
Come Back! MP3
Let's Go Horses MP3
Play My Tambourine MP3

SHENYA SHEVCHENKO VIDEO SAMPLES

Jenia Schewtschenko with ensemble Barynya Zhenya Shevchenko with Barynya ensemble Eugenia Schevchenko with ensemble Barynya

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