Moscow Gypsy Army at the Carnegie Hall NYC, September 29th, 2016, 8pm
Moscow Gypsy Army led by singer Vasily Yankovich-Romani at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. OPENING NIGHT featuring FRANK LONDON, BAD BUKA, MOSCOW GYPSY ARMY, KALIN IVANOV, ELLINA GRAYPEL, ANNA VOEVODA, GREECE ELENIKA, ALESSANDRA BELLONI, MAGGES. Conducted by ALEKSANDR ANISIMOV.
Birthday party in Poconos, Pennsylvania, October 21st, 2015
Gypsy Roma (Romani) dance, acoustic music, and song ensemble "Moscow Gypsy Army" (Цыганский ансамбль музыки и танца) provided Gypsy Roma standards including "Mardzandza", "Mato", "Dark Eyes", "Two Guitars", "Kai Yone", «Мохнатый шмель», «Ручеёк» and other songs, popular Gypsy tunes, and dances during very special private Birthday party at the Horse Farm in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on October 21st, 2015. Мероприятие включало в себя неождиданную встречу гостей в лесу цыганским хором, катание с цыганами и медведем на лошадях, романтический ужин у костра на горе под аккомпанемент цыганских песен, танцев и музыки.
Dancers Dinara, Vladimir, and Serhiy performed during the Heritage Festival organized by St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church in Maryland. The festival took place on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at the St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, 2807 Mountain Road, in Joppa, MD 21085. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Kalie Jones.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones
Photos of Moscow Gypsy Army's lead singer Vasily
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Reception at the Consulate-General of Russia in New York City
The company provided two hours music program including "Dark Eyes", "Kai One", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Chardash", "Ручеёк", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road (Дорогой длинною), and other Gypsy favorites during Russian Children's Welfare Society event at the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in New York City on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015.
"Moscow Gypsy Army" presented a program of Russian, Cabaret, and traditional Gypsy-Romani songs, instrumental numbers and dances in Clearwater, Florida. Performance took place on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 7:30-9pm at the World Headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 S Ft Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756. Cast of performers: Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, and with music and dance band lead by Daryal Kafkasso Erdem. Program of performance included "Dark Eyes", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Chardash", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною"), and other selections.
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THE KAYE Playhouse at Hunter College, photos by Dalia Bagdanaite
90 minute performance took place on July 25, 2015 at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York. Cast of performers: Vasiliy Yankovich (vocals, Russian-Gypsy 7 string guitar), Alexey Kurilov (guitar), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Gennady Gutkin (bayan-accordion), Adrien Chevalier (violin), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Sergij Tsyganok (dancer), Alisa Egorova (costume characters). The program of performance included "Kai One", "2 guitars", "Shatritsa", "Joseph-Joseph", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Mardjandja", "Dark Eyes", "Long Road", and other selections.
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"Moscow Gypsy Army" concert in Boston, MA, March 2010, Photo by Fran Hines
Graduation party, Great Neck, Long Island, New York, May 2016
Vasiliy Yankovic-Romani led the group to present traditional Gypsy (Romani) songs, instrumental numbers and dances in Great Neck, Long Island (New York) on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016, from 3 to 7pm during graduation party. Program of performance included "Hey, Romale", "Dark Eyes", "Kai One", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Chardash", "Ручеёк", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road" (Дорогой длинною), and other Gypsy favorites. Vasiliy performed with balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, dancer Alisa Egorova, and singer/guitar/accordion player Mikhail Smirnov.
Private event at the Temple Bnai Jeshrun in Short Hills, New Jersey
"Moscow Gypsy Army" led by famous ethnic Gypsy singer, 7-string guitar player and musician Vassiliy Yancovic-Romani presented a program of traditional Gypsy (Romani) songs, instrumental numbers and dances on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at the Temple Bnai Jeshrun located in Short Hills, New Jersey. Exact address: Temple Bnai Jeshrun, 1025 S Orange Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078, website address: www.tbjshorthills.org. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Vassiliy Yancovic-Romani. Program of performance included "Dark Eyes", "Mato", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Chardash", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною"), "Kai Yone", "Jelem" and other selections. Some of the guests participated in singing and dancing.
Staten Island, 60th Birthday party, Chinar On The Island Restaurant
Musicians, singers, and dancers of Moscow Gypsy Army performed one hour show during Russian 60th birthday party on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, 8pm at the Chinar On The Island Restaurant. Cast of performers included singer/7 string guitar player Vasiliy, singer / 6 string guitar player Mikhail, singer/dancer Valentina. Program of the performance included "Kai One", "2 guitars" ("Две гитары"), "Shatritsa", "Joseph-Joseph", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Mardjandja", "Dark Eyes" ("Очи чёрные"), "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною"), "За дружеской беседою", "Эй, ямщик, гони-ка к Яру", "Мохнатый шмель", "Цыганская фантазия" (инструментальный номер), "Не будите", "Нанэ Цоха", "Чардаш" (инструментальный номер), "Бирюзовые златы колечки", "Как цветок душистый" (цыганская величальная), "Только раз" (романс), "Пропил Мишка", "Что мне горе", "Gypsy Medley" (Попурри), "Сердце на снегу", "Мы на лодочке катались", and other Gypsy Roma (Romani), songs, music, and dances. The company also presented several Russian, Ukrainian, and Moldovian songs, as well as some classical music, and internationally known hits.
Concert at the Penn State University in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Three musicians of Moscow Gypsy Army (Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov) performed one hour concert at the Penn State University in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (Slusser Bazyck Bldg, 76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA 18202) on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Program of performance included songs and music of Russian Gypsies such as Long Road, Shatritsa, Dark Eyes, Vengerka, and other selections.
03-15-2020. 60th Birthday party at the Encore Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York
On March 15th, 2020 around 7pm dancers, singers, and musicians of New York based Russian Gypsy ensemble Moscow Gypsy Army provided one hour show during private 60th Birthday party in Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. Exact address of the venue: Restaurant Encore, 10007 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11209. The party took place just a few days before the Covid-19 lockdown. It was one of the last parties before all crazy events occured. All guests and waiters were talking about upcoming lockdown, lack of masks, and related issues. Musicians and dancers did their best to take everybody's thoughts off the scary subjests. Performance was about 45 min long.
An evening of Gypsy songs and music at the Anyway Cafe in New York City
On Saturday, February 8th, 2020 Cafe Anyway in New York City hosted an event called "Manhattan Gypsy Nights". From 8pm to 12 midnight Vasily Yankovic, Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov performed an array of Gypsy Roma songs and music in colorfull East Village neighborhood of Manhatten. Exact address of the venue: Anyway Cafe NYC, 34 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10003.
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