Barynya Entertainment

New York Russian wedding band. Live music and entertainment, MC, DJ, tamada

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Best New York live music band provides professional musicians, singers, MC and DJ services for weddings, corporate and private events in New York City, Staten Island, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, other states and outside of the United States. The band is capable to perform popular modern dance music, jazz, and traditional Russian, Jewish, Gypsy, and Ukrainian music.


For fast price quote and information please send an email to or call Mikhail Smirnov at (201) 981-2497.

Wedding in South Jersey 11-08-2014, PHOTOS

New York live music wedding band

New York live music wedding band

New York live music wedding band

Wedding in South Jersey 11-08-2014, VIDEOS

13 min video from wedding in New Jersey on 11-08-2014

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34 min video from wedding in New Jersey on 11-08-2014

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Wedding in Connecticut on 11-09-2014, VIDEO

12 min video from wedding in Connecticut on 11-09-2014

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Plaza Hotel, New York City - video

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Photos from VIP wedding at the Russian Tea Room", New York City

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Photo $550, video $550, photo & video package $950 weddings, parties NYC, NY, NJ, CT

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Videos from VIP Russian wedding at the "Russian Tea Room", NYC

Tumbalalaika. 1 min 05 sec.

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A few songs in one videoclip. 13 min 41 sec.

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Jewish dance. 0 min 20 sec.

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Russian song. 1 min 08 sec.

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Most Requested Russian Songs (Fast)

Most Requested Russian Songs (Slow)

Most Requested Songs

Fast Dance Music Tracks

Slow Dance Music Tracks

Popular Oldies (Fast)

Popular Oldies (Slow)

Popular Russian Oldies

Slow Dances


1999 - Prince A Hard Days Night - Beatles A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square - Frank Sinatra A Whole New World - Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers Again - Lenny Kravitz Aint No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crowe All Of Me - Willie Nelson All Of You - Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper All You Need Is Love - Beatles Allison - Elvis Costello Alone - Heart Always - Atlantic Starr Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes Anything For You - Gloria Estefan Around And Around - Rolling Stones Astrud - Basia At Last - Etta James At The Hop - Danny & The Juniors Baby Dont Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli Baby Love - Supremes Back in The USA - Chuck Berry Back On The Chain Gang - Pretenders Badge - Cream Bailamos - Enrique Eglisias Be My Baby - Ronettes Beauty & The Beast - Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson Bent - Matchbox 20 Believe - Cher Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin Bitch - Meredith Brooks Black Cat - Janet Jackson Black Magic Woman - Santana Black Velvet - Allanah Myles Blame It On The Rain - Milli Vanilli Blue Bayou - Linda Rondstadt Blue Skies - Eva Cassidy Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day Brass in Pocket - Pretenders Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder Breezing - George Benson Bring Me To Life - Evanessence Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlan Cant Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White Cant Hurry Love - Supremes Captain Of Her Heart - Double Careless Whisper - George Michael (Wham) Change The World - Eric Clapton Chocolate Salty Balls - Isaac Hays (as ?Chef? from South Park) Clocks - Coldplay Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans Come Together - Beatles Come See About Me - Supremes Conga - Gloria Estefan Crazy - Patsy Cline Crazy - Knarles Barklay Crazy - Willie Nelson Crazy on You - Heart Cry For Help - Rick Astley Crying - Roy Orbison Crystal Ship - Doors Dancing In The Streets - Martha & The Vandellas Dancing Queen - ABBA Delicado - Percy Faith Devil With A Blue Dress On - Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels Diamonds & Pearls - Prince Didnt We - Richard Harris Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt Disappear - INXS Do That To Me One More Time - Toni Tenille Dont Be Cruel - Bobby Brown Dont Know Why - Norah Jones Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood - Animals Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John Dont Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston Dont Speak - No Doubt Dont You Forget About Me - Simple Minds Dont Stop - Fleetwood Mac Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club Dreams - Fleetwood Mac Dream Lover - Bobby Darin Drive - Cars Earth Angel - Penguins Electric Slide - Marcia Griffith Eleanor Rigby - Beatles Everything I do, I Do It For You - Bryan Adams (from Robin Hood) Epilogue - Sting Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode Everlasting Love - Gloria Estefan Every Little Step I Take - Bobby Brown Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears Every Breath You Take - Police Father Figure - George Michael Fields Of Gold - Sting Fighter - Christina Aguilera Fix You - Coldplay Fly (I Just Wanna) - Sugar Ray Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra Foolish Games - Jewel For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder Free As A Bird - Beatles Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks From This Moment - Shania Twain Genius Of Love - Tom Tom Club Get Down Tonight - K.C. & The Sunshine Band Get on Your Feet - Gloria Estefan Get The Party Started - Pink Gimmie Some Loving - Spencer Davis Group Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto Genie In A Bottle - Christina Aguilera Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mack Good Enough - Bobby Brown Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals Green Onions - Booker T & The MGs Gypsy - Fleetwood Mack Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys Hanky Panky - Madonna Have a Heart - Bonnie Raitt Heart of Glass - Blondie Heatwave - Linda Rondstadt Heaven Knows - Donna Summer Hella Good - No Doubt/Gwen Stefani Hello Goodbye - Beatles Hips Don't Lie - Shakira Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins Honkey Tonk Women - Rolling Stones Hot In The City - Billy Idol Hound Dog - Elvis Presley House Of The Rising Sun - Animals Im Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado Im The Only One - Melissa Ethridge I Believe In You and Me - Whitney Houston I Cant Make You Love Me - Melissa Ethridge I Cant Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King Ive Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra I Say A Little Prayer for You - Diana King I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles I Still Got The Blues For You - Gary Moore I Swear - John Michael Montgomery I Touch Myself - Divinyls I Will Stand By You - Pretenders If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crowe If You are Gone - Matchbox 20 In My Arms - Erasure In My Life - Beatles In The Mood. - Glenn Miller Orch In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Frank Sinatra Instant Karma - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra It Wasnt Me - Shaggy Its No Good - Depeche Mode Jagged Little Pill (You Learn) - Alannis Morrisette Jamaica Farewell - Harry Belafonte Jealous Guy - John Lennon Jump Jive & Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima Just Like Starting Over - John Lennon Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel Karma Chameleon - Culture Club Key Largo - Bertie Higgins Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack King Of Wishful Thinking - Go West Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd Kokomo - Beach Boys Lady In Red - Chris DeBurgh Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle Last Dance - Donna Summer Layla (Unplugged) - Eric Clapton Let It Be - Beatles Lets Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez Lets Stay Together - Al Green Lies - Thompson twins Lights - Journey Light My Fire - Doors Living La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix Long And Winding Road - Beatles Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers Look Of Love - ABC L-O-V-E - Al Green Love Her Madly - Doors Love Me Two Times - Doors Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tenille Losing My Religion - REM Luck Be A Lady Tonight - Frank Sinatra MacArthur Park - Richard Harris Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin Maggie May - Rod Stewart Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf Making Whoopee - Dr. John & Kiki Dee Mambo No. 5 - Perez Prado Margueritaville - Jimmy Buffet Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin Meditation - Antonio Carlos Jobim Mercy Mercy Me / I Want You - Robert Palmer Michelle - Beatles Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson Mony Mony - Billy Idol Moondance - Van Morrison More Than A Woman - BeeGees My All - Mariah Carey My Fathers Eyes - Eric Clapton My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crowe My Girl - Temptations My Guy - Mary Wells My Perogative - Bobby Brown Naughty Girl - Beyonce Needles And Pins - Searchers Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley New York, New York - Frank Sinatra No Matter What - Badfinger Not Alone Anymore - Traveling Wilburys On Our Own (Ghostbusters) - Bobby Brown On The Road Again - Willie Nelson Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Segar One Headlight - Wallflowers Only The Lonely - Motels Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics Oye Como Va - Santana Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly Penny Lane - Beatles Perfect Way - Scritty Politti Piano Man - Billy Joel Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band Poison Arrow - ABC Policy Of Truth - Depeche Mode Praying For Time - George Michael Pretending - Eric Clapton Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison Promises - Basia Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival Quiet Nights - Antonio Carlos Jobim Real Love - Beatles Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart Respect - Aretha Franklin Return To Sender - Elvis Presley Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mack Rhythym Is Gonna Get You - Gloria Estefan Rhythm Of The Rain - Cascades Rock Steady - Whispers Rock This Town - Stray Cats Rock Your Baby - George MacCrae Route 66 - Eva Cassidy Run Baby Run - Sheryl Crow Runaway - Del Shannon Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford Sea Of Love - Honeydrippers Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers Send In The Clowns - Frank Sinatra Sex And Candy - Marcy Playground Shameless - Garth Brooks She - Elvis Costello She is Got The Rhythm And Ive Got The Blues - Alan Jackson Shout - Isley Brothers Since I Dont Have You - Skyliners Sixth Avenue Heartache - Wallflowers Smooth - Santana Smooth Operator - Sade Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane Something - Beatles Something To Talk About - Bonnie Raitt Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt Soulman - Sam & Dave Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King Staying Alive - BeeGees Still The One - Shania Twain Strong Enough - Cher Suddenly - Olivia Newton -John & Cliff Richard Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra Tainted Love - Soft Cell Talk - Coldplay Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton Tempted - Squeeze Thats The Way I Like It - K.C. & The Sunshine Band The Way - Fastball Things We Said Today - Beatles Think - Aretha Franklin This Is The Time - Billy Joel This Will Be - Natalie Cole Tide is High - Blondie To All The Girls Ive Loved Before - Julio & Willie Tonight and the Rest of My Life - Nina Gordon Torn - Natalie Imbruglia Touch Me - Doors Touch Of Grey - Grateful Dead Toxic - Britney Spears True - Spandau Ballet Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down) - Chumbawamba Twentieth Century Fox - Doors Twilight Time - Platters Unbelievable - EMF Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers Under The Boardwalk - Drifters Unforgettable - Natalie & Nat King Cole Up On The Roof - Drifters Vision of Love - Mariah Carey Walk Away - Kelly Clarkson Walk Dont Run - Ventures Walking On The Sun - Smash Mouth Wanderer - Dion & The Belmonts Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin When Doves Cry - Prince When Im 64 - Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles While You See a Chance - Steve Winwood White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane White Wedding - Billy Idol Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procul Harum Wicked Games - Chris Isaac Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Shirrells With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra Without You - Mariah Carey Woke Up This Morning (Sopranos) - A3 Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton You Always Hurt The One You Love - Eddie Cantor You And Me (We Wanted It All) - Frank Sinatra You Belong To Me - Duprees You Got It - Bonnie Raitt You Got It - Roy Orbison You Gotta Be - Oleta Adams You have Lost That Loving Feeling - Righteous Brothers You will Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Popping Daddies


Ah Odessa - Restorannoe Apelsinovaya pesnya - Blestyashie Aromat lubvi - Lada Dens Bud ili ne bud - Pugacheva V krayu magnoliy - Ariel Vernisazh - Layma Vaykule Vse proydet - 80s V den rozhdeniya - 60-70s Vchera - Alsou Vse ravno - Alsou Glaza v glaza - Alsou Glaza zveta wiski - Vetlizkaya Golovolomka - Zhasmin Duet - Alsou Druzhba - 60-70s Eshe ne vecher - Layma Vaykule Za chetire morya - Blestyashie Konphetki-baranochki - Narodnaya Kalinka - Narodnaya Kolechko - Narodnaya Korobeyniki - Narodnaya Lada - 60-70s Landishi - 60-70s Listya zheltie - 80s Lunniy kot - Vetlizkaya Metko - Gosti iz Budushego Mne ochen nuzhen ti - Sasha progect Moskovskie okna - 60-70s Moskva zlatoglavaya - Narodnaya Myasoedovskaya - Restorannoe Musie Pusie - Katya Lel Nadezhda - 60-70s Nash sosed - Edita Pexa Nepogoda - 80s Ochi chernie - Romans Odinokaya xodit garmon - Narodnaya Oy zvetet kalina - Narodnaya Oy moroz moroz - Narodnaya Oy to ne vecher - Narodnaya Osenniy pozeluy - Pugacheva Osen - Alsou Pesenka o xoroshem nastroenii - 60-70s Pesnya o lubvi - Narodnaya Pesenka pro zayzev - Restorannoe Pesenka pro medvedey - 60-70s Pogoda v dome - Dolina Podmoskovnie vechera - Narodnaya Pomogi mne - 60-70s Pospeli vishni v sady u dyadi Vani - Restorannoe Prosto lubit tebya - Orbakayte i Russo Raba lubvi - Vetlizkaya Razgovor so schastiem - Narodnaya Romashki spryatalis - Narodnaya Siziy golubochek - Narodnaya Se lya vi - Meladze Sera - Meladze 7.40 (V sem sorok) - Restorannoe Stop Stop Stop - Via Gra Stoyu na polustanochke - Narodnaya Tanez na barabane - 80s Tolko ne nazad - Pugacheva Ti glydel na menya - Narodnaya Tonkaya ryabina - Narodnaya Ti menya ne budi - Rasputina Utushka lugovaya - Narodnaya Shalandi polnie kefali - Restorannoe Chao dorogoy - Pugacheva Chto tak serdze rastrevozeno - Narodnaya Ya ne mogu inache - Tolkunova Ya ne vernus - Via Gra Ya y tvoix nog - Vlasova Yasniy moy svet - Bulanova


Oy pri lyzi pri luzhku - Narodnaya Ti zh menya pidmanula - Narodnaya Rozpryagayte, xlopzi, koney - Narodnaya Leleki - Koroleva Gulyanka - Serduchka Svadebnaya - Smerduchka Odna kalina - Rotaru Chervona ruta - Rotaru Cheremshina - Rotaru Arkan - Ruslana Kolomiyka - Ruslana Wild Dances - Ruslana Dance With The Wolves - Ruslana Znayu ya - Ruslana


Tum Balalaika Amen Hava Nagila Bab el wad Can Lu iehi Olam Shiru shir amen


Amor a la mexicana Avusadora Besame Mucho Candela Caballo Viejo Corazon Espinado - Santana Crepusculo Derroche En blanco y negro Encadenados Entre el mar y una estrella El camino del corazon El Dia Que Ma Quieras El toquesito Fuiste Herida Juntos La pollera amarilla La Vida Es Un Carnaval - Celia Cruz Libre Lo hare por ti Los dias sin ti Luna bonita Maldita noche Mentiroso Mi Tierra - Gloria Estefan No me arrepiento Nuestro adios Ojos Asi - Shakira Ponernos de acuerdo Por amarte asi Que vengan los bomberos Regresa a mi Rosalinda Sabor A Mi Si me dices que si Solamente Una Vez Solo Tus Canciones Tormento de Amor Tristeza Tu Veneno Usted Abuso Y yo sigo aqui Volvere Bamboleo Mais que Nada La Bamba Estoy Aqui


Nane Zoxa - Chepraga Melanxolie - Rotaru Romantike - Rotaru


Kypalinka - Narodnaya Kosil Yas Konyushiny - Narodnaya Vologda - Pesnyri


Bad Boys - Inner Circle Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley Day O - Harry Belafonte Here I Am - UB40 Hot Hot Hot - Arrow I Cant Help Falling In Love With You - UB40 Is This Love - Bob Marley Jamming - Bob Marley Message To You Rudy - Specials Natural Mystic - Bob Marley No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley Punky Reggae Party - Bob Marley Red Red Wine - UB40 Rivers Of Babylon - Melodians Stepping Out - Steel Pulse Sweat - Inner Circle Teaser - Alston Beckett Volcano - Jimmy Buffet Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley You Wont See Me - Ernie Smith You are All I Need - Patrick Alley


Al Di La - Emilio Pericoli Anema Core - Ornella Vanoni Come Prima - Domenico Modugno Con Te Patiro - Andrea Bocelli Inamorata - Jimmy Roselli Mondo Cane (More) - Kai Winding Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu (Volare) - Domenico Modugno Per Averti - Adriano Celentano


Those were the days 
Andreev Waltz 
The Peddler
The Moon is Shining Brightly
The Birds Are Returning Home
You Stood Me Up
Burn, Gypsy Love
Oh, you, Galyu
Tongue Twister
Do Not Wake Me Up
Vodka Glasses
Dr. Zhivago
Marusya 1,2,3
I Met You
Styen'ka Razin
Two Step (Girl Nadya)
Moscow Nights
Dark Eyes
Horse carrier
Where Are They? (Kayone)
Dashing Fellow Merchant

Дорогой длинною
Вальс Андреева
Бродяга (По диким степям Забайкалья)
Светит месяц
Домой возвращаются птицы
Гори, гори
Ох, ты, Галю
Не будите
Пропил Мишка
Доктор Живаго
Маруся 1,2,3
Я встретил Вас
Из-за острова на стрежень
Девочка Надя
Подмосковные вечера
Очи Черные
Ах, ты, Берёза

Prudential Center Arena in Newark, New Jersey

Musicians: Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), singer Alexander Menshikov, and singer Irina Zagornova entertained during the New Jersey Nets VIP reception. The guest list included NETS owner (Mikhail Prokhorov), the Russian Ambassador to the UN (H.E. Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin), and the Russian Consul General (Honorable Andrey Konstantinovich Yushmanov).

Russian band NJ NETS January 19, 2011
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Russian band NJ NETS January 19, 2011
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Russian band NJ NETS January 19, 2011
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Toronto, Canada. Ruskoka Ball

Musicians: Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valery Abramov, Andrei Denga (violin), Oleg Sorin (trumpet), and Mikhail Smirnov (guitar).

Russian live music band, Ruskoka Ball, March 2011, Toronto, Canada
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April 2010, Old Mill Inn, Toronto, Canada

On Friday, April 9th, 2010 the band played for Winter Palace Ball and the Gala Charity Fundraiser benefitting Ruskoka, a summer camp for underprivileged children. Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto Ontario, M8X 1G5 Canada. Musicians: Valery Abramov (tenor saxophone), Oleg Sorin (trumpet), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals),

Russian music band Toronto, Canada
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Russian music band Toronto, Canada
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Barynya at the Russian Winter Easter Ball
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South Fin Grill, Staten Island, NY, 2014

35th wedding anniversary of Russian priest Father George took place at the South Fin Grill restaurant on Staten Island. Exact address: 300 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305. The band of 6 musicians (Leonid Bruk, Igor Lutsev, Sergey Gurbeloshvili, Yaroslav Bell, Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov) and lead singer Alexander Menshikov performed a mix of Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, international, and Soviet songs and dances. Repertoire included: 01. «Подмосковные вечера», «Москва златоглавая», «Дунайские волны», «Однозвучно Гремит Колокольчик», «Вдоль по Улице Метелица Метёт», «Ночь светла над рекой», «Вещий Олег», «Besa Me Mucho», «Две гитары», «На сопках Манчжурии», «Утомленное солнце», «Степь да Степь Кругом», «Танго Ревность», «Отцвели уж давно хризантемы в саду», «Осенний сон», «Как много девушек хороших», «Yesterday. Beatles», «Эх, дороги», «Lara’s Theme», «Ах, эти черные глаза», «Темная ночь», «La Kum Parsita», «Ямщик не Гони Лошадей», «Эй Ухнем», «То не Ветер Ветку Клонит», «Тонкая Рябина», «Из-за Острова на стрежень», «Кудеяр (12 разбойников)», «Во rузнеце», «Во Поле Берёзенька стояла», «Мой Костёр в Тумане Светит», «Журавли», «Рябина кудрявая», «Брызги шампанского», «Одинокая гармонь», «Осень-прозрачное утро», «Черные брови», «Мой ласковый и нежный зверь», «Цыганочка», «Коробушка», «Лезгинка», «Вдоль по Питерской», «Тройка», «Маруся, раз, два, три», «Кадриль с выходом», «Рок-н-рол», «Яблочко», «Гопак», «Где-то на белом свете», «Уральская плясовая», «А вы, сени мои, сени», «Барыня», «Чубчик кучерявый», «Ухарь купец», «Пидманула», «Смуглянка-молдаванка», «Катюша», «Стюардесса по имени Жанна», «Светит месяц», «Карапет (Девочка Надя)», «Очи Чёрные», «Хороши весной цветочки», «Дорогой длинною», «Калинка», «Распрягайте, хлопцы, коней», «В землянке (Бьётся в тесной печурке огонь)», «В лесу прифронтовом», «Вальс Бостон», «Гори, гори, любовь цыганки», «Московские окна»

Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Paterson, NJ

October, 2006, Wisconsin

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New York City, 2005

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South Carolina, 2005

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May 2007. Russian Nobility Ball-2007 in New York City

The Russian Nobility Association in America annual Spring Russian Nobility Ball took place at the luxurious "Pierre" Hotel on May 11, 2007 in New York City. Musicians and dancers of New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya (full company) provided music for coctail hour and thirty minute music and dance program during the dinner. "Barynya" performed popular Russian Gypsy pieces: "Two Guitars", "Kay One", "Vingerka", "3 lines", Russian favorite balalaika arrangement "The Moon is shining brightly" and Cossack song and dance "Varen'ka"

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July 3rd, 2007. Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

On Tuesday, July 3, 2007 from 8PM to 11PM. Russian Band provided music and entertaiment during 90th annual "Lions Clubs International" convention that took place at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. Cast of performers: A.Cybyk (dancer), Natalia Ejova (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), and k-bass player Bill.

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April 29th, 2007. Fairmont Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

On Sunday, April 29, 2007, from 8 to 11pm Russian band provided music for “Gorodissky & Partners”, Ltd. reception at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel, 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601. Musicians: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), Stefan Kuziw (tambourine), and Richard Armandi (contrabass).

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April 2007. Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood, Ohio

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March 2007. George Washington University

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Slavic Spring Festival in Washington, D.C. pictures, video

October 2006. John Michael Kohler Arts Center

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Saturday, May 20th, 2006, New York City

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Pictures were taken on Saturday, May 20th, 2006. Singer Alexander Menshikov, balalaika virtuoso Lev Zabeginsky, dancers: Valentina Kvasova and Ilia Pankratov, Mikhail Smirnov on guitar and garmoshka. Event: "Global Festival" fundraiser for United Nations Association of New York's Young Professionals for International Cooperation. Address: Lighthouse International over on E. 58th 111 East 59th Street (between Lexington & Park Avenues).

Saturday, July 30th, 2005. Old Westbury, New York

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Saturday, July 30th, 2005. 7:30-9:30PM. Performance at the Old Westbury Country Club. 270 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury, New York 11568. Alex Siniavski (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocal), violin Alex Tseytlin, Efimenko Alexey (guitar), Valentina Kvasova (vocal), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass).


For fast price quote and information please send an email to or call Mikhail Smirnov at (201) 981-2497.

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