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Russian folk song duo "Misha and Natasha From Russia"

"Misha and Natasha from Russia" STORY

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Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" Russian folk song duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" are professional Russian traditional entertainers. Mikhail Smirnov (Misha) and Natalia Demidova (Natasha) have started performing together in Moscow, Russia.

Duo specializes in traditional Russian folk songs from various regions of Russia. "Misha and Natasha from Russia" are based out of Brooklyn, New York. Garmoshka (Russian button accordion), guitar, gusli and balalaika are used to accompany folk singing.

Mikhail and Natalia are the founders of acclaimed Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya from New York.

As student Natasha (Natalia Demidova) was performing as a soloist singer/dancer with a few Russian folk music ensembles such as Rudnev's folk group from Moscow and professional ensemble "Bylina".

Before graduation Misha (Mikhail Smirnov) was a soloist/choirmaster at vocal semi-professional group "Moskovia" (director Valery Nesterov).

Both performers graduated with Master's Degree as Russian folk chorus conductors from Moscow State University of Culture and Arts formely known as Moscow Institute of Culture. After finishing a formal education Natasha (Natalia Smirnov) and Misha (Mikhail Smirnov) have worked at Russian folk Theatre "Matanya" and then Moscow State Folk Center "RUSSKAYA PESNYA", director Nadezjda Babkina as a professional performers. Misha and Natasha from Russia, City Hall, New York City In May of 1991 Natalia Demidova and Mikhail Smirnov have made United States of America their home. In 1991-1992 they were part of the show in Russian club/restaurant Fyodoroff in Glem Cove, Long Island, NY. By the end of 1991 they founded Russian folk ensemble "Barynya" with great Russian folk dancer Sasha, former member of Moiseyev Dance Company. In the begining of 1992 in the same Russian Restaurant Fyodoroff jazz-saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman helped to choose name for Natalia and Mikhail who started to perform as a duo more and more. Rusian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" was born.

Misha and Natasha from Russia, Russian Embassy in Washington, DC Misha and Natasha were performing with many different group and ensembles including New York based folk show "Drago" (Nina Moston), Neva Russian Dance Ensemble (Vladimir Riazantsev), New York Russian-Gypsy folk show "Moscow", The Don Cossacks Chorus and Dancers of America (George Margitich).

"Misha and Natasha from Russia" PHOTOS

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Natalia Demidova and Misha Smirnov students at Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, picture taken in Moscow Russian folk song duo MISHA AND NATASHA FROM RUSSIA, Brooklyn, NY Misha and Natasha from Russia, City Hall, New York City Misha and Natasha from Russia are singing cossack's ballad STENKA RAZIN's Dream Russian folk song duo MISHA AND NATASHA FROM RUSSIA, picture taken in New York City Russian folk song duo MISHA AND NATASHA FROM RUSSIA Poster, picture taken in New York City Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" Misha and Natasha from Russia, Russian Embassy in Washington, DC Misha and Natasha from Russia, New Jersey Misha and Natasha from Russia, Joplin MO, 2004 Misha and Natasha from Russia, Joplin MO, 2004 Misha and Natasha from Russia Misha and Natasha from Russia Misha and Natasha from Russia Misha and Natasha from Russia Misha and Natasha from Russia Misha and Natasha from Russia

"Misha and Natasha from Russia" BROCHURE

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"Misha and Natasha from Russia" mp3 samples

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New York based Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" compact disk "Beyond The Don River" Russian folksongs was released by RUSA Records, Philadelphia, PA. CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov. Please feel free to download Russian folk lymericks, cossacks ballads and marching songs, popular tunes and chastushki with accompaniment of garmoshka, guitar and balalaika.
Russian folk duo Misha and Natasha from Russia's Compact disk "Beyond The Don River" Russian folksongs, CD cover by artist Vladimir Nekrasov
cd cover
Beyond The Don River.mp3, 1896KB
A young woman bids farewell to her lover riding off to war. He becalms her not to worry as he will return soon from The Red Army.

Saturday Affair.mp3, 2674KB
The young girl explains to her boyfriend that they should not kiss, but only hug.

A Nut Tree in the Field.mp3, 964KB
Ivan rocks infant Maria in his arms to sleep well. Her calls her dark eyes and dark eyebrows.

The Don Cossacks.mp3, 1324KB
Don Cossack military formation marching song. The Don Cossacks were famous for their freedom-loving character. The Tsar freed them from the bond of serfdom, and in return, the Cossacks guarded the Russian borders from unfriendly neighbors.

Do Not Wind The Threads.mp3, 2156KB
This is a lyrical song of suffering in the form of "chastushka" a series of four line folk verses.

Village, Four Yards.mp3, 785KB
A cunning young women is out all night with her lover. At sunrise her jealous old husband asks the beauty where she was all night. She replies: "I slept on the stove!"

Stenka Razin`s Dream.mp3, 2550KB
A fragment of an ancient ballad about the famous brigand - Russian Robin Hood - who went to war against the Tsar. According to the legend, Stenka had a dream in which a furious wind blew his black hat off his head. Razin`s colonel quickly foretold the ataman`s imminent death.

O, Extreme Cold.mp3, 2038KB
A Russian favorite. In extreme cold weather a man forces his horse to get them home as soon as possible. He sings asking that neither he nor his horse freeze. Because his wife is beautiful and waiting to get him in her arms

Katiusha.mp3, 2412KB
Popular Song from the period of W.W.II.

Blooming Guilder Tree (Kalina).mp3, 3004KB
Young girl fell in love with a man , but her love is not happy. She` afraid to tell him, and more afraid even to thing to explain the sadness of her love.

At the Blacksmith.mp3, 1866KB
Authentic blacksmith's work song accompanied by rhythmic folk instruments.

Quips With Garmoshka.mp3, 2300KB
This is a genre with particular stylistic traits: short and funny quips with garmoshka (Russian button accordion).

Korobushka.mp3, 2338KB
This lyric folk song and dance has been a Russian favorite for 150 years. A countryside peddler has a basket filled with attractive prints and brocades. At first-sight he falls in love with a pleasant girl. He is ready to lay at her feet all his worldly goods for a glance from her dark eyes and a kiss from her ruby-red-lips. Lyrics are by the great poet N. Nekrasov, "Only the dark night knows how they got on together"

Shorty.mp3, 1754KB
The parents wish to marry their daughter to a short fellow with a foul personality. Against the will of her parents, the young maiden picks the one she loves for a husband.

Moscow Nights.mp3, 2730KB
Popular Russian song

Varenka.mp3, 2104KB
This popular Cossack dance and song about a young officer's love for a pretty girl "Varen`ka". The young man can not figure out what to get his beloved for the holiday.

Men`s Quips With Balalaika.mp3, 2190KB
Russian "chastushkas" - series of four line folk verses with accompaniment of balalaika.

Varenichki.mp3, 1516KB
The hungry husband begs his wife to prepare Varenichki. The lazy wife finds every possible excuse to refuse him.

Natalia.mp3, 2164KB
Tongue twister Siberian song. A young man falls in love with so awesome a beauty Natalia. In jest he thinks to kill himself, then he rethinks to kill her. Moral is the knife is broken, the pitchfork is bent and Natalia is still alive.

"Misha and Natasha from Russia" VIDEO

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Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" and Russian folk dancer Alexandre performing russian folk song and dance "DROBUSHKI". Movie file Oi_Nitochka_Tonen'kaya.mpeg 12713988 KB
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Russian step dance DROBUSHKI
"Thin Thread" Belgorod`s region. Performed by Russian folk song duet Natasha Smirnov and Misha Smirnov and russian folk dancer Alexandre.
  
Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" performing Authentic Russian Tongue twister song. Movie file Skorogovorka.mpeg 5468164 KB Skorogovorka.mpeg
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Tongue twister song NATALIA
A young man falls in love with awesome beauty Natalia. In jest he thinks to kill himself, then he rethinks to kill her. But the knife is broken, the pitchfork is bent and Natalia is still alive. Performed by Natasha Smirnov and Misha Smirnov
taped in Cabaret Moscow, New York City
  
Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" and Russian folk dancer Alexandre performing Don Cossack's song and dance "By the field". Movie file Oi_Pri_Luzhke.mpeg 4345860 KB Pri_Luzhke.mpeg
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Don Cossack's song and dance "By the field"
performed by Russian folk song duo Natasha Smirnov and Misha Smirnov and amazing male russian folk dancer Alexandre.
  
Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" and Russian folk dancer Alexandre performing russian folk song and dance "Wild Stawberry". Movie file Zemlyanichka_Yagodka.mpeg 7749636 KB Zemlyanichka.mpeg
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Cossack's song and dance "Wild Strawberry"
performed by Russian folk song duet Natasha Smirnov and Misha Smirnov and russian folk dancer Alexandre (2004).
  
Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" and Russian folk dancer Alexandre performing russian folk song and dance "Wild Stawberry". Movie file Korobeiniki.mpeg 13107200 KB
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"The Peddler"
This lyric folk song and dance has been a Russian favorite for 150 years. A countryside peddler has a basket filled with attractive prints and brocades. At first-sight he falls in love with a pleasant girl. He is ready to lay at her feet all his worldly goods for a glance from her dark eyes and a kiss from her ruby-red-lips. Lyrics are by the great poet N. Nekrasov. "Only the dark night knows how they got on together". Performed by Russian folk song duet Natasha Smirnov and Misha Smirnov and russian folk dancer Alexandre.

сайт Геннадия Кацова - поэта, писателя и журналистаApril 1st, 1998 at the Russian Banya, Queens, NY, празднование 1-го Апреля с газетой "Печатный Орган" в бане, видео-репортаж Владимира Гусарова.

Photo from Russian restaurant Balalaika in New Jersey

Misha and Natasha from Russia

"Misha and Natasha from Russia" REPERTOIRE

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"A Nut Tree in the Field"
Ivan rocks infant Maria in his arms to sleep well. Her calls her dark eyes and dark eyebrows.

"Along The Kazanka River"
An old jocose song-game.

 "At the Blacksmith's"
Authentic blacksmith's work song accompanied by rhythmic folk instruments.

"Barynya"
Russian folk dance.
Wild dancing with foot stomping and knee-bending jumps. The dancers get so wound up they often break the heels from their boots.

"Beyond The Don River"
A young woman bids farewell to her lover riding off to war. He becalms her not to worry as he will return soon from The Red Army.

"Blooming Guilder Tree"
Young girl fell in love with a man , but her love is not happy. She` afraid to tell him, and more afraid even to thing to explain the sadness of her love.

"Bold merchant was returning from market..."
This is a city romance from the 19 century, one of the favorite Leo Tolstoy songs.

"By the field"
Cossacks marching song and dance.

"Carry the water, Gala"
Lyric folk Ukrainian song Young man is saying to beautiful Gala: "You are so cute, it is a pleasure just to look at you."

"Do not wind the threads"
This is a lyrical song of suffering in the form of "chastushka" a series of four line folk verses.

"Kalinka"
Folk song and dance

"Natalia"
Tongue twister Siberian song. A young man falls in love with so awesome a beauty Natalia.
In jest he thinks to kill himself, then he rethinks to kill her.  Moral is the knife is broken, the pitchfork is bent and Natalia is still alive.

"Not the wind that Bends the Branch"
This is a city romance from the 19 century, one of the favorite Leo Tolstoy songs. ...It is better to die than to live without your dear one...

"Oh, Extreme Cold"
A Russian favorite. In extreme cold weather a man forces his horse to get them home as soon as possible. He sings asking that neither he nor his horse freeze. Because his wife is beautiful and waiting to get him in her arms

"Saturday Affair"
The young girl explains to her boyfriend that they should not kiss, but only hug.

"Shorty"
The parents wish to marry their daughter to a short fellow with a foul personality. Against the will of her parents, the young maiden picks the one she loves for a husband.

"Stenka Rasin`s Dream"
A fragment of an ancient ballad about the famous brigand - Russian Robin Hood - who went to war against the Tsar. According to the legend, Stenka had a dream in which a furious wind blew his black hat off his head. Razin`s colonel quickly foretold the ataman`s imminent death.

"The Don Cossacks"
Don Cossack Military formation Song. The Don Cossacks were famous for their freedom-loving character. The Tsar freed them from the bond of serfdom, and in return, the Cossacks guarded the Russian borders from unfriendly neighbors.

"The Peddler"
This lyric folk song and dance has been a Russian favorite for 150 years. A countryside peddler has a basket filled with attractive prints and brocades. At first-sight he falls in love with a pleasant girl. He is ready to lay at her feet all his worldly goods for a glance from her dark eyes and a kiss from her ruby-red-lips. Lyrics are by the great poet N. Nekrasov, "Only the dark night knows how they got on together"

"The Curly Mountain Ash-tree"
A famous lyric. The young women can't choose between two guys.

"By the long road"
An old gypsy song.

"Thin Thread"
Belgorod`s region tap-dance and song with balalaika.

"Varen`ka" 
This popular Cossack dance and song about a young officer's love for a pretty girl "Varen`ka". The young man can not figure out what to get his beloved for the holiday.

"Varenichki (pirogi)"
The hungry husband begs his wife to prepare Varenichki. The lazy wife finds every possible excuse to refuse him.

"Village, 4 Yards"
A cunning young women is out all night with her lover. At sunrise her jealous old husband asks the beauty where she was all night. She replies: "I slept on the stove!"

"Where did you go, Vanya?"
It is a popular civil war song. Vanya`s parents are asking him not to be a soldier at the Red Army.

"Wild Strawberry"
Cossack's song and dance.

"You did deceit me!"
Playful authentic Ukrainian song. Fellow's girlfriend never keeps her promises.

"Katiusha"
Popular Song from the period of W.W.II.

"Moscow Nights"
Popular Russian songs

"Quips" With Garmoshka
This is a genre with particular stylistic traits: short and funny quips with accordion.

"Misha and Natasha from Russia" JOKE OF THE DAY

Question:
- What do you get when you play Russian folk music backwards?
Answer:
- Russian Folk Music!
Misha and Natasha from Russia are singing cossack's ballad STENKA RAZIN's Dream
ballad

"Misha and Natasha from Russia" CONCERT PROGRAM

Sacred Heart University 45 minutes program


"Subboteya" (Saturday affair) Субботея
"Ty mne nitki ne motai" (Do not wind the threads) Ты мне нитки не мотай
"Oi, Moroz, Moroz!" (Oh, Extreme Cold) Ой, мороз, мороз!
"Nataliya" (Natalia) Наталия
"Vo pole oreshina" (A Nut Tree in the Field) Во поле орешина
"Derevnya, Chetyre Dvora" (Village, 4 Yards) Деревня, деревня, 4 двора
"Vo kuznitse" (At the Blacksmith's) Во кузнице
"Orkestr Narodnykh instrumentov" (Russian Folk Band) Оркестр народных инструментов
"Marysya raz, dva, tri" (Marusya one, two, three!) Маруся раз два три
"Kak Za Donom, Za rekoi" (Beyond The Don River) Как за Доном, за рекой
"Son Stepana Razina" (Stenka Rasin`s Dream) Сон Степана Разина
"Ty Zh Mene Pidmanula" (You did tricked me) Ты ж мэнэ пидманула
"Nedorostok" (Shorty) Недоросток
"Kak Donskie kazaki" (The Don Cossacks) Как Донские казаки
"Podmoskovnye Vechera" (Moscow Nights) Подмосковные вечера
"Katyusha" (Katiusha) Катюша
"Kalinka" (Juniper, My Juniper) Калинка


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Миша энд Наташа фром Раша профессиональный русский фольклорный дуэт из Нью-Йорка с огромным опытом выступлений перед американскими и русскими зрителями. В репертуаре дуэта русские народные и популярные песни различных регионов России под аккомпанимент гармошки, балалайки и гитары.

Moscow State University of Culture and Arts После окончания Московского Государственного Института Культуры (отделение народного хора, куратор Ирина Васильевна Шпарийчук) Миша и Наташа работали в ансамбле Матаня и Московском Государственном Фольклорным Центре "РУССКАЯ ПЕСНЯ" под управлением Надежды Бабкиной. С 1991 года Наташа (Наталья Демидова) и Миша (Михаил Смирнов) живут и выступают в Америке.

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