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Russian folk song duet Svetlana Smirnova and Yury Selivanov from Moscow, Russia

Svetlana Smirnova and Yury Selivanov | Nina Selivanova | Russian song and music trio

Honored performers of Russia Svetlana Smirnova and Yury Selivanov (Russian: Светлана Смирнова и Юрий Селиванов) have been working in the genre of a traditional Russian folk music for many years. The clear voice of singer Svetlana Smirnova and the soft baritone of Yury Selivanov rivet the audience's attention. Both Svetlana and Youry were graduated from Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. Currently the duo is based in Moscow, Russia. Recently Svetlana and Yury started to perform as a trio with thier daughter, professional singer Nina Selivanova.

Svetlana Smirnova and Yury Selivanov
Svetlana Smirnova and Yury Selivanov

Their emotional performances exite many of their fans in Russia. People apploaded to songs of Russian folk duo in Norway, Sweden, Holland, France, Belgium, England, Indonisia and Mexica. Duo introduced traditional culture of Russian folklore in more then 40 countries all over the world.

Svetlana Smirnova and Yury Selivanov

Svetlana Smirnova and Yury Selivanov

Yury skilfully plays the bayan, garmoshka, balalika, guitar and Svetlana accompanies him playing traditional Russian folk percussion instruments - rattles, spoons, tambourine.

The duet always appears in traditional Russian folk costumes which add a vivid colouring to the performers' looks. They have been practically all over the world with a continuing success. The Duet can beatify any concert program.

From the repertuare of "Russian Duet":



"A red berry is born" - a slow cossacks song of tragic love of a cossack towards a lass. The destiny separates them. Interpretation is wide and flowing

"The Tver chastushkas" - short funny couplets. Traditionally it is performed by young people together with dancing with accompaniment of bayan, garmoshka or balalaika.

"Village-village" - this playful cossack's song was sung by solgiers during military compaigns while riding horses. The scanning caracter of the song, resilient rhythm transmit the spirit of a marching song.

VIDEOS

Videos were recorded during performance at the Moscow State Musical Folklore Theatre "Russkaya pesnya" (director Nadezhda Babkina).

Russian chastushki "Vanya, play!"

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Cossack ballad "Red Berry"

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Terek River chastushki

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Russian Gypsy song "Nane Tsokha"

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"My darling lives in the tall house"

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"Chastushki"

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Chastushka "Semyonovna"

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Russian Gypsy "Two Guitars"

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"Father Frost" - Ой, мороз-мороз

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Russian Tongue-Twister - "Skorogovorka"

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Ukrainian song - "Varenichki"

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Russian Cossack's Ballad "Stenka Razin's Dream"

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is the best Russian dance and music ensemble outside of Russia (New York, USA). Russian, Gypsy, Cossack, Ukrasinian dances, songs and music with live accompaniment of balalaika, domra, garmoshka, Gypsy guitar, bayan and contrabass balalaika. Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.

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