Washington, D.C. Live Russian music band, singers, dancers for social event

Barynya band and dancers provided entertainment for big event honoring Karen Shakhnzazrov at the National Geographic Building in Washington, DC on November 19, 2014. Barynya cast: (dancers) Danila, Alexander, Alex, Andrei, Yana, Anna, Anna, Olga Yeliseyeva, (musicians) Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Andrei Saveliev, Gennady Gutkin, Michael Seropyan, Jack Sheynin, Sasha Ratmansky, (singers) Irina Zagornova, Alexander Menshikov.
 
Barynya band and dancers are available for hire for the performing art centers, school assemblies, festivals, colleges, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events.

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Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / phone: (201) 981-2497.

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WASHINGTON DC BARYNYA RUSSIAN BAND AND DANCERS

Guests are listening to the speach of Russian Embassador
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Karen Shakhnzarov acceps the award
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Band is on the stage
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Venue from outside
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Venue is getting ready for guests arrival
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Barynya musicians are playing music during cocktail hour
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Elina Karokhina, Karen Shakhnzarov, Mikhail Smirnov
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Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / phone: (201) 981-2497.

November 20 and 21, 2021. Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina performances with the Washington Balalaika Orchestra

In the end of November 2021 Elina was invited as a guest artist to perform two concerts with the Washington Balalaika Orchestra in Virginia and Maryland. The WBS (Washington Balalaika Orchestra) is a community-based orchestra of more than fifty musicians with a mixture of amateur and professional training. Conductor Svetlana Nikonova.

Elina Karokhina with the Washington Balalaika Orchestra, November 2021
Elina Karokhina with the Washington Balalaika Orchestra, November 2021 (poster)


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March 4th, 2015. School assembly show at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, D.C.

Russian dance and music balalaika duo {Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov} performed 45 min program for kids at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016 on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. The program of the performance included Siberian Nanai wrestling dance "Bor'ba Nanaiskikh Malchikov", Russian folk song "Kalinka", Russian dance "Metelitsa" (The Snowstorm), Russian Medley "Angry Husband" and "Felt Boots" (balalaika solo, instrumental), Russian tongue-twisters, Russian Jewish wedding dance, Russian Alphabet lesson, Russian Gypsy song and dance "Dark Eyes", Russian percussion band plays "The Peddlers", Russian dance workshop, "Chardash" (balalaika solo. instrumental), Russian Bear dance.


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August 25th, 2012. Russian-American wedding at the Park Hyatt Washington, Washington D.C.

Mixed Russian-American wedding took place at the Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20037 on Saturday, August 25th, 2012. Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina provided DJ and MC-tamada services, wedding ceremony and live music performance.

August 25th, 2012, Russian-American wedding, Park Hyatt Washington, Washington D.C., Mikhail Smirnov

March 2012. Several school assembly concerts in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Baltimore area

Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed a series of school assembly concerts in schools in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Baltimore area. Video (below) was recorded on March 23rd, 2012 at the Maret Middle School, 3000 Cathedral Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008. Cast: singer Alexander Menshikov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, dancers Anya Zeenenko and Boulat Moukhametov. The program of the performance included "Russian Bear dance", Dance of Russian Sailors, "Barynya", "Kalinka", Ukrainian "Hopak", Jewish wedding dance "Mazel Tov" from Odessa region of Ukraine, traditional songs "Dark Eyes", "Along The Piterskaya", Russian Tongue Twisters, and virtuoso balalaika performances.


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June 29, 2010. Ensemble Barynya at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C.

Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed a free concert during an International Cultural Diversity Day at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. on June 29th 2010. Dancers Aliaksandr Anatska, Alexander Rudoy, Olga Yeliseyeva, and Olga Chpitalnaia performed Ukrainian dance "Hopak", Russian dance "Kalinka", Jewish dance "Mazal Tov", and Cossack dance "Varen'ka". The performance was narrated by a Russian-born ethnomusicologist, folk singer, garmoshka, balalaika and guitar player, artistic director and founder of the group Mikhail Smirnov. Mikhail has performed Russian Tongue Twisters, Moroz-Moroz, Korobushka, Pidmanula, and chastushki-stradaniya.

June 29, 2010, Ensemble Barynya, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., Aliaksandr Anatska, Alexander Rudoy, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia

March 8, 2003. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Russian song, dance and music ensemble Barynya {Natalia Demidova, Mikhail Smirnov, Vitaly Verterich, Olga Chpitalnaia, Alex Siniavski} performed concert program at the National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium on March 8, 2003. The program of the performance included folk songs, music and dances from Russia.

March 8, 2003, Ensemble Barynya, Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., Vitaly Verterich, Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Smirnov, Alex Siniavski

Barynya live every Thursday night at the 3BR Distillery in Keyport, New Jersey

Every Thursday night from 7pm to 10pm musicians of Barynya ensemble Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals) and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) are playing at the 3BR Distillery in Keyport, New Jersey. Exact address of the venue: 3BR Distillery, 7 Main Street, Keyport, New Jersey 07735.

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Barynya Balalaika Duo Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina live at 3BR Distillery in Keyport, New Jersey every Thursday

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / phone: (201) 981-2497.

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Leader of Barynya band and dancers Mikhail Smirnov also proided DJ, MC and Tamada services in Canada, Australia, Mexico's Playa Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Russia, and the United States of America: Los Angeles, CA, Groton, CT, Trumbull, CT, Washington, D.C (2014), Washington, D.C (2013), Daytona Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Panama City Beach, FL, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Maui, Hawaii, Buffalo Grove, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Wellesley, MA, wheaton, MD, Lake Ozark, MO, St. Louis, MO, Murphy, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, windham, NH, Hackensack, NJ, Manalapan, NJ, North Haledon, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, Albany, NY, Bayville, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Romanoff, Brooklyn, NY, Greenpoint, NY, New York City, Sheepshead Bay, NY, Staten Island, NY, Queens, NY, Woodbury, NY, Yonkers, NY, Clarks Summit, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Richboro, PA, Lynchburg, TN, Fort Belvoir, VA, Woodbridge, VA.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / phone: (201) 981-2497.

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