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Music and Song of Old Russia and the Russian Diaspora
Music and Song of Old Russia and the Russian Diaspora. Legends of Russian immigration: Pyotr Lescenko, Russian Gypsy chanson performer Alyosha Dimitrievich, Russian Gypsy singer Zhenya Shevchenko, singer Gari Nova and Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe", Bibs Ekkel and his group "Tziganka", singer Nikolai Massenkoff and other performers of Russian and Gypsy music ourside of Russia... read more
Russian singer Pyotr Leshchenko
Russian singer Pyotr Leshchenko - "The King of Russian Tango" - was born on June 14, 1898 a citizen of the Russian Empire in village Isaeva.
His father was a clerk, mother - illiterate.
During the First World War, his mother and stepfather moved to Kishinev (now part of Moldavia) which was later annexed by Romania. As a result Leshchenko has been claimed as a national by Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Romania. He sang almost exclusively in the Russian language.
In his early childhood he sang in a church choir and learned how to play the balalaika and the guitar...
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Russian songs lyrics and translations
Russian songs lyrics, translations into english of Russian folk songs into english, Russian folk songs texts, Gypsy romances, couplets and lymerics (chastushki), Cossack and Ukrainin traditional songs, texts to Russian dances, popular Russian standarts.
Text: M. Issakowski, Music: M. Blanter
Apples and pears were blossomin
Mist on the river floating
On the bank katyusha stepped out
On the high steep bank.
Stepped out, started a song
About one grey steppe eagle
About her loved one
Whose letters she cherished.
Oh song, maiden's song
Fly towards the clear sun
And to the warrior on a far away border
Bring katysha's greeting.
may he remember this simple maiden
and hear her signing
may he save our motherland
and love, katyusha will save
Расцветали яблони и груши,
Поплыли туманы над рекой;
Выходила на берег Катюша,
На высокий берег, на крутой.
Выходила, песню заводила
Про степного, сизого орла,
Про того, которого любила,
Про того, чьи письма берегла.
Ой, ты песня, песенка девичья,
Ты лети за ясным солнцем вслед,
И бойцу на дальшем пограничье
От Катюши передай привет.
Пусть он вспомнит девушку простую,
Пусть услышит, как она поет,
Пусть он землю бережет родную,
А любовь Катюша сбережет.
Music - V. Solovjov-Sedoj, lyrics - M. Matusovskij
Not even a whisper is to be heard in the garden,
Everything has calmed down until dawn.
If you only knew how dear they are to me,
The evenings near Moscow!
The river is moving and (sometimes) not,
All made of the moons silver.
A song sounds and is not to be heard
In those quiet evenings.
Why do you, darling, look at me from the side,
Bending your head so low?
It is not easy to tell
All the things that are in my heart.
And dawn is getting more and more visible.
So, please, be so kind:
You, also, dont forget
These summer evenings near Moscow.
Не слышны в саду даже шорохи,
Все здесь замерло до утра,
Если б знали вы, как мне дороги
Речка движется и не движется,
Вся из лунного серебра,
Песня слышится и не слышится
В эти тихие вечера.
А рассвет уже все заметнее,
Так, пожалуйста, будь добра,
Не забудь и ты эти летние
Не слышны в саду даже шорохи,
Все здесь замерло до утра,
Если б знали вы, как мне дороги
Steppe all around Traditional, lyrics by E. Surikov
Steppe, endless steppe,
the way lies far before us,
and in that dense steppe
a coachman lay dying.
He summoned up all his strength,
as he felt death approaching,
and he gave an order
to his comrade:
"My dear friend,
do not think of the bad times,
but bury me here
in this dense steppe.
Give to my wife
a word of farewell;
and give back to her
this wedding ring.
And tell her that I died here,
in the freezing steppe,
and that I have taken her love
away with me."
Степь да степь кругом,
Путь далек лежит,
В той степи глухой
И, набравшись сил, чуя смертный час,
Он товарищу отдавал наказ:
"Ты, товарищ мой, Не попомни зла,
Здесь, в степи глухой, схорони меня!
А коней моих сведи батюшке,
Передай поклон родной матушке.
А жене скажи
А ещё скажи -
Пусть не печалится,
По душе найдет
Про меня скажи,
Что в степи замерз,
А любовь ее
Я с собой унес".
Balalaika descriptions, pictures, history of Russian balalaika, balalaika music free mp3 download, balalaika lessons and tutorial, video of balalaika performances, balalaika players, ensembles, orchastras and virtuosos, handmade balalaikas for sale, contrabass Balalaika and Balalaika Bass. How to buy contrabass balalaika, Balalaika Player's Diary and more at balalaika page
Russian folk music instruments. DOMRA
The Domra is a small mandolin size instrument with three or four strings. Instrument was developed by Vasiliy Vasilievich Andreev, the Father of Russian balalaika. In contemporary Russian orchestras the domra usually does the melody and accompanied by balalaikas and bayans to play classical and traditional Russian music. Most often domra is played with a pick in Russian Balalaika orchestras or small musical ensembles. Domra is the violin of Russian folk orchestra. It is one of the most flexible instruments in Russian orchestra... read more about DOMRA
Russian folk music instruments. GARMOSHKA
Russian Garmoshka, Garmon', 25x25, Hromka, Harmonica are all the same name for beloved Russian GARMOSHKA - diatonic botton accordion. Bass side: 25 bases, three rows. Treble side: 25 buttons, three rows. That's why Russians call the instrument "25 by 25". The layout of the right-hand buttons is such that the diatonic scale is played by alternating rows top to bottom. A few useful accidentals are often included at the top of the keyboard. The two outer rows of the left-hand are in a bass-chord arrangement, with a combination of major and minor chords that fit in with the major and relative harmonic minor key of the instrument... read more about GARMOSHKA
Folk music instruments. LIRA
Ukranian Lira hurdy-gurdy - a wheel made to rotate by a crank acts as a bow. The old examples are diatonic and provided with nine to eleven keys.
They have one melody string and two drone strings (tenor and bayork).
These instruments are not held obliquely but laid horizontally on the lap.
Their keys are provided with a device (often a simple rubber band) to make
them return to their starting position. Contrary to most European hurdy-gurdy forms, the Ukrainian lira has never had a trompette
(drone string with rhythmical function). Supposedly the instrument was imported from France by the Ukrainian Cossacks of
colonel Ivan Sirko, who took part in The Thirty Years War (1618-1648)... read more about LIRA
Russian folk music instruments. GUSLI
Gusli Handmade Russian folk Psaltery is one of the oldest known Russian traditional musical instrument.
The Greek historians Theofilact and Theophan were the first to mention the Russian gusli:
"Under the war in the end of the 6th Century, the Greeks took Slavonic prisoners
and found a musical instrument named the gusli". The instrument is described as an easy 5 stringed box made of wood.
These strings were tuned like this: A, C, E, G, A.
It was played like this: the strings that were not to be used were muted with the left hand,
and a playstick was placed in the right hand.
The playstick was used to press the rest of the open strings.
The gusli was only used as accompaniment to the song and especially to the travelling scalds who used their
songs to tell about the antiquity and to praise the princes and their relations.
Little by little, more strings were put on the gusli - 10 then 13 - and the way of playing was changed.
In the 18th Century, guslis standing on legs were built in Saint Peterburg.
Later, the number of strings were increased with up to 3-4 octaves with cromatic tuning.
The gusli has its zenith in the 18th - 19th Century.
The instrument is to be found in many homes and it is used at rehearsals of church choirs.
The founder of the Balaika Orchestra, V. Andrejev, reconstructed the gusli in 1890 and equipped the instrument with a
keyboard and a mechanic in order to make it easier to play on.
However, he preserved the caracteristics by the gusli.
The way of playing and the timbre are the same as in the old instruments and the mechanical gusli -
also named the keyboardgusli is a genuine Russian folk instrument.
Master Alexander Zhukovsky makes three different kinds of gusli: wing-shaped (krylovidnye)
with a fan-like string arrangement, oval - or trapezoid-shaped (shlemovidnye) and harp-like (arfovidnye) with an opening in the soundboard near the
pegs to allow the player to pluck the strings from the back side of the instrument... more GUSLI information and pictures
Russian folk music instruments. DONSKOI RYLEI
Donsloy Ryley - authentic Russian hurdy-gurdy with oval body
and an attached triangular keybox.
Russian folk music instruments. GUDOK
Gudok - authentic Russian folk three-string pear-shaped bowed instrument that is usually held vertically.
It has 3 strings: 2 of them were tuned in unison and the 3d - one fifth higher.
All 3 strings were placed in the same plane, so a bow could make them all sound simultaneously.
Sometimes it has also several several (up to 8) resonant strings under the upper sounding board.
These made gudok's sound warm and rich. When playing gudok an artist held it on it's lap like a
cello or viola da gamba. Initially (in 12th century and probably before) gudok was played using
harmonics only, without pressing strings to instrument's neck. Later (in 14th century and after)
some modifications of gudok had a real neck for pressing strings, but this wasn't very useful
because of specific instrument's shape and was an obvious borrowing from fiddles.
Gudok - Russian folk instrument
More Russian Traditional Folk Musical Instruments
More Russian Traditional Folk Musical Instruments such as Balalaika, Domra, Gusli, Ukranian Lira, Kolyosnaya Lira, Donsloy Ryley, Gudok, Rozhok, Zhaleika, Volynka, Svirel, Kugikly, Lozhki, Treshchotki, kalyuki pictures and sound samples at Russian folk page.
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 price. 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.
Alyosha Dimitrievich (Dimitrievich Aleksey Ivanovich) was born on March 23, 1913 at the Northern part of Russian Imperia, at the DAL'NY VOSTOK, (close to CHINA) in the family of gypsy that made living by traveling from town to town, singing, dancing and performing. He was the forth and the last child in the family.
In the end of the civic was (about 1920-1921) Dimitrievich family with the Army of the General Kolchak moved from Vladivostok to Kharbin, running from the communists regime. Later on they traveled from Hong Kong to Java, Sumatra, Ceylon, Birma (Barma) and Calcutta.
In 1924-25 Dimitrievich's clan moved to Spain. They stayed there for a few years. In Spain financial situation of the family improved. There were about 30... read full article
Acclaimed Russian Jewish singer and actor from New York Yakov Yavno
Piques Dames perform in the New York metropolitan area. Their repertoire includes a variety of Slavic and European Classical and Folk vocal music as well as compositions from operatic and sacred classics.
Singer, keyboard player, MC Yury Mitchenko is available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania
Russian, Gypsy, Jewish, Italian and American singer Sergei Pobedinski from New York City, USA
Russian singer, Bass-baritone Alexander Prokhorov from Boston, Massachusetts was born in Russia. Now he lives in Boston, where he is engaged as one of the performing artists with Boston University's Opera Institute. Alexander has been described as a "true deep bass with tones, that immediately astonished with their midnight-dark, chasm depth of richness and powerful timber..."
Russian singer (bass-barytone) Boris Kletinich from Montreal, Canada was graduated from the University of Theater Art and Film of Moscow (Russia). During his military service, he was soloist of the Air Force Orchestra and Chorus of the Red Army. Boris can sing different musical forms: Russian popular and love songs, rock and love ballad, the jazz, the popular writings of Broadway, the Jewish and Latin America songs, arias of opera.
Russian Balalaika Polyphonic Ringtones Free Download page provided by Russian folk music ensemble Barynya from Brooklyn, New York. Russian balalaika, garmoshka, guitar and contrabass balalaika were used to record these ringtones. Download the file to your computer and email to your phone or use any wireless connection such as bluetooth or infra red port to transfer the music to your cell phone.
Russian folk songs, dances, tunes, Cossack folksongs, Russian singers, Don Cossacks Song and Dances, Russian Chanson, music of the world on the Russian Balalaika by acclaimed musicians and Russian Christmas Music album at Russian folk music free MP3 download page.
Russian traditional song "Korobushka" (The Peddler) performed by New York based GARMONIST Misha Smirnov at the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey) in May 2006.
Russian Garmoshka Traditional Music Album
Garmoshka Traditional Music Album "Russian Restaurant" recorded by Mikhail Smirnov, performer, musician, folk singer, founder of New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya in February 2007. Recording was made possible by singers-songwriters, Russian bard musicians Yuriy and Viktor Tenman from New York at their recording studio in Staten Island (Villa Nova Studio). If you ever attend a Russian party where people are singing, you will be able to recognize all the tunes from this album. The very first song that people will do together at the Russian restaurant, cafe, apartment or "izba" (country log house) after a few drinks at the Russian wedding or Birthday party most likely will be "Moroz-Moroz" or "Gorochka". There is no singing on this album. Well, almost no singing... Album contains traditional Russian tunes: "Kalinka", "Moscow nights", "Korobushka" and other Russian favorite songs performed on Russian garmoshka. Enjoy free Russian Garmoshka MP3 music downloads
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Balalaika Virtuoso Bibs Ekkel. Born in 1946 in England of mixed Polish-English background, Bibs Ekkel is both musician and linguist.
His career as one of very few outstanding professional balalaika players outside Russia has brought him much recognition worldwide, including in the balalaika's Motherland, where he has performed on radio and TV as well as at Moscow's prestigious "Hall of Columns" and... read more, download MP3
Russian folk music, song and dance album. Runtime: 64 minutes. Ensemble Barynya live from Wisconsin. Alex Siniavski (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Ruslan Khain (c-bass). Album released by AS IZ Recording. Philadelphia, PA. 2006. Songs: "The Peddlers", "You stood me up", "Angry mother (bila mene maty)", "Tongue Twister". Dances: "Hopak", "Sailor's Dance", "Barynya", "Kalinka". Balalaika solo: "The Moon is shining", "Chardash"... more info, MP3s, order
Balalaika music album "Barynya Russian folk songs" recorded with balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski. Runtime: 35m 09s, Cover Art: Yury Tarler. Album released by AS IZ Recording. Philadelphia, PA. 2003. There are Russian folk tunes, dances and songs including "Evening bells", "Kalinka", "Katyusha", "Moscow Nights" and "Dark Eyes"... MP3 samples, order
Balalaika Variations "The Moon Is Shining Brightly"
Variations on Russian folk song: "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (sometimes translated as "The New Moon is Lighting") written by the "Father of Russian Balalaika" Vasily Vasileyevich Andreyev (1861-1918) is so popular it was even mentioned in Michail Bulgakov's book "The heart of a dog":
Someone was hard at work playing a rousing tune on the balalaika two
rooms away and the sound of a series of intricate variations on 'The Moon is
Shining' mingled in Philip Philipovich's head with the words of the
sickening newspaper article. When he had read it he pretended to spit over
his shoulder and hummed absentmindedly through his teeth: ' "The moo-oon is
shining . . . shining bright . . . the moon is shining . . ." God, that
damned tune's on my brain!'... read more
BALALAIKA PERFORMANCES VIDEO
Hungarian-style Czardas written by Vittorio Monti. Balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar) recorded during Russian music and dance ensemble "BARYNYA" concert on March 8, 2003 at the Smithsonian Institute of America. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC. "Czardas" was written by Vittorio Monti for either violin or mandolin and piano. It was soon arranged for all kinds of instruments including the balalaika. Not many people remember Vittorio Monti these days, but everyone will be familiar with his Czardas
Variations on Russian folk song: "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" is the most popular pieces performed on Russian balalaika ever. Alex Siniavsky - balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov - guitar. Recorded on March 8, 2003 during ensemble "BARYNYA" solo performance at at the Smithsonian Institute of America. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC.
Waltz "Daydreams" This waltz composed by "father" of Russian balalaika Vasily Vasilievich Andreev (born 186l).
Solo by balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski, Mikhail Smirnov-guitar, Leonid Bruk-balalaika-bass.
Performed by New York based Brooklyn Balalaikas trio
"I met you" - Popular Rusian romance, lyrics by Fedor Tyutchev, music of unknown author.
Solo by balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-bass)
New York based "Brooklyn Balalaikas" trio
Monti's Chardash performed by Alex Siniavsky - balalaika and Mikhail Smirnov - guitar.
Recorded at Russian folk music and dance ensemble "BARYNYA" concert, March 8, 2003,
Smithsonian Institute of America at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History in
Russian folk song "Moon is shining" performed by Alex Siniavsky - balalaika and Mikhail Smirnov - guitar.
Recorded at Russian folk music and dance ensemble "BARYNYA" concert, March 8, 2003,
Smithsonian Institute of America at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History in
Balalaika ("Belly Scratcher") made by craftsmen from Moscow Aleksandr Zhukovski: "I make musical instruments since 1990.
Design and shape of my instruments are based on archeologycal discoveries from Velikiy Novgorod and museum samples.
I started to make instruments for myself at first. After a while I started getting orders for different pieces
from musicians and folk groups in Russia and overboard. I also teach classes on Russian traditional folk
instrumental music. Russian folk ensembles "Kazachiy Krug", "Drevo", "Yakhont Lazorevy",
"Vetka", one of groups of D. Pokrovski (theatre on Taganka) are using guslis, liras and gudoks made by me"... read more
Almost new balalaika prima made by Ershov - sold
Concert quality Balalaika made by famous Russian balalaika luthier Ershov in Moscow in 1989 is available for sale in Toronto, Canada for a bargain price of 750.00 Canadian Dollars or even exchange for 4-srtinged domra. Condition: like new. Instrument is fully serviced by professional balalaika maker Andreas Gerth from Berlin, Germany in 2006 - new tuners installed. Black ebony fingerboard. Pickguard and head dark-brown palisander. Clear and deep sound... read more
First official record of Russian dancing is related to year 907 when Great Russian Prince Oleg (Vechshiy Oleg) celebrated his victory over Greeks in Kiev. During the Gala Dinner 16 male dancers dressed as bears and four bears dressed as Russian dancers performed for the guests. After the dinner was over Great Prince commanded to release the bears into the wild and to execute all the dancers.
As it became clear later on, Vechshiy Oleg, who was purblind, has mistaken the dancers for the ambassadors from the Northern Tribes (Severyane) who owned him a few hundred skins of marten - Russian tiger-cat...
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RUSSIAN DANCE AND MUSIC VIDEO
Legendary Russian Gypsy singer Zhenia Shevchenko and ensemble Barynya DVD. Concert was recorded in New York City on January 26, 2008. Fifteen performers: six dancers, three singers, six musicians. Performers: Sergey Ryabtsev - violin, Mikhail Smirnov - garmoshka, vocal, guitar, Alex Siniavski - Gypsy guitar, balalaika, Alexander Menshikov - Russian Gypsy singer, tambourine, Leonid Bruk - balalaika-contrabass, Gennady Gutkin - bayan, Lev Zabeginsky - balalaika, Andrij Cybyk - dancer, choreographer, Ganna Makarova - dancer, Olga Chpitalnaia - dancer, Vitaliy Verterich - dancer, choreographer, Valentina Kvasova - dancer, singer, Mikhail Nesterenko - dancer, Victoria Pichurova - singer, Gabriel Yakubov - Gypsy dancer. Musical instruments: Balalaika, garmoshka, bayan, violin, balalaika-contrabass, Gypsy guitar, Russian 7 string guitar. Program of Russian Gypsy songs, music, Russian, Gypsy, Cossack and Ukrainian folk dancing... more info, video samples, order
This DVD was recorded at live performance of Russian music and dance ensemble Barynya (Artistic Director/Founder Mikhail Smirnov) in Lakeside, Ohio at the Hoover Auditorium in July 2007. List of performers: Mikhail Smirnov - vocal, garmoshka, guitar , Alex Siniavski - balalaika, Gypsy guitar, musical director , Andrij Cybyk - dancer, choreographer , Valentina Kvasova - dance captain, dancer , Leonid Bruk - balalaika contrabass , Alexander Menshikov - singer, tambourine , Victoria Pichurova - singer , Natalia Ejova - dancer , Natia Rtveliashvili - dancer , Stefan Kuziw - dancer , Alex Sizov - dancer.... more info, videoclips, order
This DVD is from live performance of Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in October 2006. PROGRAM: Russian, Gypsy, Cossack, Ukrainian traditional dances, folk and popular songs, virtuoso performances on musical instruments with explanation of the program in English. INSTRUMENTS: balalaika, garmoshka, contrabass, buben, Gypsy and classic guitars... more info, videoclips, order
New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya, 2004. Russian folk dances, songs, virtuoso performances on balalaika, bass-balalaika and garmoshka. Runtime: 1 hour, cover art: Anna Nagorskaya more info, videoclips, order
Ensemble Barynya, 1998. Live performance in cabaret "Moscow", Lexington Ave/54 street, New York City. Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Klezmer music and dances. Runtime: about 35 minutes. more info, videoclips, order
Runtime: 60 minutes. On this DVD ensemble Barynya dancers are performing Russian, Cossack, Gypsy and Ukranian folk dances including "Kalinka", "Katyusha", "Barynya", "Two Guitars" and others. more info, videoclips, order
Russian, Russian Gypsy, Russian Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Siberian stage costumes for professional performances made by Russian costumes designer Svetlana Gavrilova.... see pictures