Brooklyn Cossacks - music and dance trio from New York
Brooklyn Cossacks - Russian, Cossacks, Gypsy and Ukrainian music and dance trio from Brooklyn, NY.
Trio consists of professional singer, musician/singer and dancer/singer. All three performers were trained in Russia.
Trio is available for all kind of events.
Extensded program of traditional music, songs and dances with explanation in english for schools and colleges.
Russian folk dancer and singerValentina Anatolievna Kvasova was born in Russia, in the city of Rostov-na-Donu, on August 25, 1976. After finishing of the formal education in Voronezh Choreographic School in 1994 she has been invited to The Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble as the actress of ballet.
Professional skills and great talent let Valentina join the concert program in a short period of
time and soon to become soloist of the ensemble. Kvasova Valentina successfully performed with The Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble in Russia, Japan, Spain, Hungary, the republic of South Africa, the USA and other countries.
As a professional Russian folk dancer Valentina Kvasova equally manages roles of lyrical, playful or comic characters.
The dynamical, bright, sociable, talented person, Valentina is having recognition among professionals.
Professional Russian folk singer, performer and musician with many years of experience Mikhail Smirnov
plays garmoshka, balalaika, guitar, jaleika, kugikly, contrabass balalaika and gusli. His specialty is traditional Russian folk music and songs from various regions of Russia.
As a student of Moscow State University of Culture and Arts Mikhail went to many different parts of Russia such as Tver, Smolensk and Belgorod to collect Russian folklore. Misha (Mikhail) recorded over 100 hours of Russian folk songs, tunes, and lyrics.
Many of those songs are used in the program of founded by him New York based Russian folk music and dance ensemble Barynya.
Monday, April 7, 2008, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA video
The Russian Department at Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) hosted its annual Russian dinner on Monday, April 7 2008. The dinner featured traditional Russian food and a performance by ensemble Barynya Russian folk singers and dancers: Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, and Alexey Maltsev.
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Fruitport Middle School, February 2008. Fruitport, MI
Barynya - Russian folk music and dance ensemble from New York established in 1991. Russian, Tsygansky (Russian Gypsy Roma), Cossack, Ukrainian traditional dances, songs, virtuoso performances on musical instruments (balalaika, garmoshka, bayan, domra, balalaika-contrabass) with explanation of the program in English. Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.
New York Balalaika Orchestra is usually invited to play at Russian Orthodox weddings, fundraising balls, large scale social events, presentations, Doctor Zhivago's style corporate parties in New York Tri-State area
VIA ROMEN - Russian Gypsy Roma traditional music and dance ensemble . Artistic director Vadim Kolpakov.
RUSSIAN BAND specialty is Gypsy, Ukrainian, Russian music and songs. All RUSSIAN BAND members are top professionals with many years of experience. Choice of Gypsy, Ukrainian, Russian (2 different sets) and Cossack costumes. Extended repertoire. Formal concert, background music or music for dancing party. Our main instruments are balalaika, domra, drums, garmoshka (Russian button accordion), Gypsy guitar, classic guitar, contrabass balalaika, cello and vocals. Travel with own pro-quality sound system.
Russian Balalaika duo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alex Siniavski - balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov - guitar, garmoshka, vocals
Russian Gypsy Guitar Violin Duo from New York, New York performs Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Moldovian, Hungarian music and songs. Sergei Pobedinski - guitar, vocals, Valeriy Zhmud - violin.
Vasily Romany Gypsy Band -
New York based Tsygansky (Russian Gypsy Roma) music and dance show.
Artistic Director Vasily Romani (Yankovich).
Tsygane - Russian Gypsy Roma dance, music, song ensemble New York City
Tum Balalaika - Russian, Jewish, Ukranian, Gypsy band from Chicago, Illinois
Russian Dance & Music Duo from New York performs in traditional costumes. Program of Russian Cossack Ukrainian and Tsygansky (Russian Gypsy Roma) folk songs, music and dances. Affordable prices. Duo is available for Arts in education programs, concerts, convention promotions, media appearances, private parties, special events, theme engagements, weddings, etc.
Brooklyn Balalaikas -Russian Folk Music Trio from Brooklyn, New York. Artistic Director Leonid Bruk.
Cossack Spirit - Cossack song, music and dance trio from New York founded by dancer and singer Valentina Kvasova, singer Victoria Pichurova and Russian button accordion virtuoso Victor Danilochkin in 2007. Ensemble performs Cossack folk music, songs and dances. All members of the group are highly trained in former USSR performers.
Old Red Wine - Klezmer, Yiddish, Russian dixieland band from Brooklyn, New York. Artistic Director Shlomo Leiderman.
Kalinka Duo - Sergey Vashchenko- balalaika, Vladimir Kaliazine- bayan, Austin, TX.
Zabava - Russian folk ethnographic group from Saratov, Russia
Timofeyev and Kolpakov Russian Gypsy 7-string guitar duo performs traditional music, songs and dances of the Russian Roma (Gypsy) tradition, ancient Gypsy melodies, heartfelt lyrical romansy, accompanied by the Russian Gypsy 7-string guitars. Oleg Timofeyev holds an M.A. in Early Music Performance from the University of Southern California (1993), and a Ph.D. in Performance Practice from Duke University (1999). Lead guitarist and artist of the Moscow Gypsy Theater Romen, Vadim Kolpakov has been steeped in the tradition from childhood, plays the Russian 7- string guitar, sings and dances.
The Internationals World Music Ensemble from Chicago, Illinois plays Russian, Italian, Jewish, Ukrainian, Cossack, Gypsy, American oldies, and classical music from all around the world. Flexible structure depending on the clients' needs.
Piques Dames - Russian singers from New York City is a group of talented, classically trained musicians that perform in the New York metropolitan area at musical festivals, weddings, radio shows private and corporate events. Their repertoire includes a variety of Slavic and European Classical and Folk vocal music as well as compositions from operatic and sacred classics.
Russian traditional dance and music program NY, NJ, CT, PA, MD designed for smaller budget venues with limites space for the dancing. 3 dancers, 1 musician.