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Florida Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, FL

Two members of Barynya ensemble performed one hour show during Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration at the St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach. Performers: Alisa Egorova (dancer), Elina Karokhina (balalaika). The program took place on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. -, , .


CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / (201) 981-2497 (Cell/Text)

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach

11-22-2020, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Russian dancers, musicians, Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church, Pompano Beach, Florida, 2020, Sunday November 22nd 2020, 1301 E Atlantic Blvd Unit 5 Pompano Beach FL 33060
Pelmeni Luncheon Celebration, St. Lukes the Blessed Surgeon Russian Orthodox Church in Pompano Beach


CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / (201) 981-2497 (Cell/Text)

12-14-2019. Free performance at the public library in Punta Gorda

Two members of Barynya ensemble performed one hour show at the Punta Gorda Library, 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Performers: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika, dancer, vocals). The program took place on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 1pm.

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian musicians Florida, 2019, Punta Gorda Library, 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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12-12-2019. Green Cove Springs Branch Clay County Library, Green Cove Springs

On Thursday, December 12th, 2019 two members of Russian song, dance, and music ensemble Barynya provided one hour performance at the Green Cove Springs Branch of Clay County Library system. Exact address: 403 Ferris St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Program started at 6:30pm. Artistic director, singer, garmoshka, and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov announced every number of the show in English. The performance was titled "From Russia With Love - Songs, Music, and Dances Of Old Russia" and included Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, and Russian Roma Gypsy songs, music, and dances. All instrumental numbers were performed on the traditional Russian instruments balalaika and garmoshka. Music selections included Russian folk song and dance "The Snowstorm" ( ), "Kalinka" (- ), "Long Road" ( ), "Two Guitars", "Meadowlands", Andreev's Waltz "Daydreams", Russian folk song and dance "Kamarinskaya" (), "Somewhere My Love" from "Dr. Zhivago" movie ( ), "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" ( ), "The Peddlers" (), "Ural Mountains Dance", "Angry Husband", Russian Jewish Wedding Dance ( ), "Dark Eyes" ( ), "Gypsy Roma Medley", Shostakovich's Waltz #2, "Valenki" (Felt Boots), Ukrainian folk song and dance "You Tricked Me" (i), Russian Tongue Twister song ظ , , "Sabre Dance" from "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian ( ), "Csardas" by Vittorio Monti ( ), (solo by balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina), Russian folk dance Barynya (), Russian table song "Maroz" (, , ), and other selections. After the show Mikhail and Elina took some photos with kids and adults who attended the program.

Elina Karokhina, Green Cove Springs Branch, Clay County Library, Green Cove Springs, Florida, Thursday, December 12th, 2019, 403 Ferris St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
All photos from the Green Cove Springs Branch in Green Cove Springs, FL

11-14-2015. Harrison Ford Hotel in Clearwater

Russian Winter Extravaganza event at the Grand Ballroom of the historic Harrison Ford Hotel on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Florida. The Fort Harrison Hotel is located at 210 South Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756. Cast: Danila Shersobitov, Anya Brovkina, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Boulat Moukhametov, Valentina Kvasova.

Harrison Ford Hotel, Clearwater, Florida, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov

08-22-2015. Russian Extravaganza in Clearwater

1 hour show at The Crystal Ballroom of the Harrison Hotel on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Florida. Exact address: The Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 South Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756. Cast: Andrei Kisselev, Yana Volkova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov.

Harrison Ford Hotel, Florida, Andrei Kisselev, Yana Volkova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Clearwater, FL

12-17-2015. Corporate event at the Siberian Floors in Miami

Russian winter characters Ded Moroz and Snegurochka, live music, DJ services and dance entertainment for corporate event in Miami, Florida. More then 100 people attended the event that took place at the Siberian Floors Miami office located at 6191 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138.

Siberian Floors, Miami, Florida

01-19-2018. Central Park Performing Arts Center, Largo

Friday, January 19th, 2018, 8pm. Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL 33771. 90 min program of Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Gypsy Roma, Russian Jewsh songs, music and dancing.

Central Park Performing Arts Center, Largo, Florida, Nikolai Massenkoff, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, Central Park Performing Arts Center, FL, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Andrei Cheine, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin

12-04-2010. Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton Resort, Amelia Island and Boca Raton

"Korobushka", "Kalinka", Georgian dance, Balalaika solo, Korobushka, Moscow Nights, Katyusha, and other selections were performed during two events in Florida: corporate party at the office of "Siberian Floors Florida", 100 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton, FL 33432, and corporate party at the Ritz-Carlton Resort, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, Fl.

Ritz-Carlton Resort, Amelia Island, Florida

12-18-2018. Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center, Lake City

Nikolai Massenkoff, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, and ensemble Barynya performed on Thursday, January 18th, 2018, 7:30pm at the Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center of the Florida Gateway College, Lake City, Florida, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, Florida 32025.

Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center, Florida Gateway College, Lake City, Florida, Nikolai Massenkoff, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Andrei Cheine, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin

01-21-2018. Kings Point Theater Tamarac Club HS, Tamarac

Nikolai Massenkoff, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, and ensemble Barynya performed on Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2pm at the Kings Point Theater Tamarac Club HS, 7620 Nob Hill Road, Tamarac, Florida 33321. The program included "Kalinka", "The Moon is Shining", "Russkoye Polye", "The Peddlers", "The Snowstorm", Tatar Jigit male dance, "Katiyusha", Tatar dance from Kazan', Kamarinskaiya, and other selections.

Kings Point Theater Tamarac Club HS, Tamarac, Florida, Nikolai Massenkoff, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Andrei Cheine, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin

01-06-2019. Pacifica Senior Living, Lauderhill

On Sunday, January 6th, 2019 members of Russian music, song and dance ensemble Barynya - Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, and dancer Alisa provided one hour program of traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Gypsy Roma, Jewish songs, music and dancing with garmoshka, balalaika and guitar at the Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace. Exact address of the venue: Pacifica Senior Living, 5500 NW 69th Street, Lauderhill, Florida 33319.

Pacifica Senior Living Forest Trace, Lauderhill, Florida

Dr. Zhivago "Somewhere My Love"

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Fiddler On The Roof Medley

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Gypsy Dance

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01-21-2018. Kings Point Theatre, Delray Beach

Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival led by Russian folk singer Nikolai Massenkoff, dancers and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided performance at the Kings Point Theatre, 7000 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33446. Cast of performers included: Nikolai Massenkoff (singer), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Andrei Cheine (bayan), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Dinara Subaeva (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer). Program of performance: Russian folk song and dance "Kalinka", solo on Russian string instrument balalaika "The Moon is Shining", Russian song "Russkoye Polye", Russian folk song "The Peddlers" (Korobushka), Russian folk dance "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), Tatar Jigit male dancers, Bayan Solo "Ural Mountain Dance", Russian song "TYOMNAIYA NOCH'", popular Russian song "Katiyusha", Tatar dance from Kazan', Kamarinskaiya (balalaika solo), Russian folksong "ALONG THE PITERSKAIA", Russian language lesson, Cossack village folk song, Cossack dance, Felt Boots (), Gypsy dance ( ), Russian songs "Moscow Nights", "Ochee Chorniye", "Dorogoi Dlinnoyou", Ukrainian national dance HOPAK, "IF I WERE A RICH MAN", Russian folk dance BARYNYA, "Somewhere My Love" from Dr. Zhivago, and other selections.

Dancers Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva
Kings Point Theatre, Delray Beach, FL, Florida, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva
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Dancer Valentina Kvasova
Kings Point Theatre, Delray Beach, FL, Florida, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva
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02-11-2017. Mary Porter Riverview Ballroom, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, 5:45pm to 7:15pm Russian music, dance and song Balalaika Duo (Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov) performed at the Fort Lauderdale Grand Russian Ball 2017 at the Mary Porter Riverview Ballroom, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Southwest 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312. Black Tie Gala took place to mark the 75th Anniversary of Florida Grand Opera.

Russian Balalaika Duo, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Mary Porter Riverview Ballroom, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

11-16-2016. Public performance at the Stetson University, DeLand

On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 ensemble Barynya performed at the Stetson University, 547 Bert Fish Dr, DeLand, FL 32724.  Dancers Nikolai and Veronika, musicians Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina provided 60 min performance of Cossack, Siberian, Jewish, Tatar, Ukrainian, Gypsy, and Russian traditional dances, music, and songs performed on balalaika, garmoshka and guitar.  Program of performance included Nanai Fighting dance from Siberia, Ukrainian folk dance "Hopak", World Balalaika Medley, Russian folk song and dance "KALINKA", and other selections.

Russian folk dance BARYNYA

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06-16-2016. Lakes Regional Library, Riverdale Branch Library, Fort Myers

Concert of traditional Russian music, songs and dances for kids and adults in Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday, June 16th, 2016. First performance started at 10am at the Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Second concert started at 3pm at the Riverdale Branch Library, 2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905.


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06-14-2016. Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, Cape Coral

Russian music and dance duo performed one hour concert at the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 2PM. Exact address: 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33914.

Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, Cape Coral, Florida, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov

06-14-2016. East County Regional Library, Lehigh Acres

Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) performed one hour concert of traditional music, songs and dances for kids and adults in Lehigh Acres, Florida on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The performance started at 11AM at the Meeting Room on the first floor at the East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971.

Russian Balalaika Duo, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, East County Regional Library, Lehigh Acres, Florida

06-13-2016. Northwest Regional Library, Cape Coral

Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) performed one hour concert of traditional music, songs and dances for kids and adults in Cape Coral, Florida on Monday, June 13, 2016. The performance started at 3pm at the meeting room area on the first floor at the Northwest Regional Library, Cape Coral, Florida. Exact address: 519 Chiquita Blvd. N. Cape Coral, FL 33993.

Northwest Regional Library, Cape Coral, Florida, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov

06-13-2016. South County Regional Library, Estero

Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) performed one hour concert of traditional music, songs and dances for kids and adults in Estero, Florida on Monday, June 13, 2016. The performance started at 6:15pm at the meeting room area on the first floor at the South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, FL 33928.

South County Regional Library, Estero, Florida

02-29-2016. Public concert at the South Mainland Library in Micco

Barynya Balalaika Duo performed 1 hour concert of Russian traditional dances, songs and music on balalaika, garmoshka and guitar in Florida. The SOLD OUR performance took place on Monday, February 29th, 2016 (2pm) at the South Mainland Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd, Micco, FL 32976.

Barynya Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, South Mainland Library, Micco, Florida

06-15-2016. Fort Myers Public Library, North Fort Myers

Russian dance and music balalaika duo consisted of Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso, dancer, vocals, costumed characters) and Mikhail Smirnov (singer, garmoshka, guitar, costumed characters) performed one hour concert of Russian traditional music, songs and dances for kids and adults in North Fort Myers, Florida on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Performance started at 10:30AM at the Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, North Fort Myers Public Library, North Fort Myers, FL, Florida

04-23-2016. Free public performance at the Orlando Public Library

Russian Balalaika Duo (Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina) performed 60 min concert of traditional dances, songs and music in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. This free to public performance started at 3pm at the 1st floor stage area in Orlando Public Library located at 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801.

Russian Balalaika Duo, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida

06-15-2016. Pine Island Public Library, Bokeelia

Russian dance and music duo consisted of Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso, dancer, vocals, costumed characters) and Mikhail Smirnov (singer, garmoshka, guitar, costumed characters) performed one hour concert of Russian traditional music, songs and dances for kids and adults in Bokeelia, Florida on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Performance started at 3PM at the Pine Island Public Library, 10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922.

Russian Balalaika Duo, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Pine Island Public Library, Bokeelia, FL, Florida, Pine Island

06-14-2016. Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Venice

Balalaika Balalaika Duo Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso, dancer, vocals, costumed characters) and Mikhail Smirnov (singer, garmoshka, guitar, costumed characters) performed one hour concert of Russian traditional music, songs and dances for kids and adults in Venice, Florida on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Performance started at 5:30PM at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, FL 34293.

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, Venice, Florida

06-06-2015. Russian Wedding at the Ponte Vedra Beach

Russian speaking Wedding Minister Mikhail performed a wedding ceremony, provided DJ services and MC tamada entertainment for Svetlana and Grigoriy's wedding in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The wedding ceremony took place on the beach in front of Beach House Memories, the exact address is 3023 South Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.



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03-24-2015. Private party in West Palm Beach

Russian Balalaika Trio (Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov) performerd during private party in West Palm Beach, Florida. The repertoire included , -, - , , -, , , , , (), , , , , From Russia with Love, Jewish Medley ( ), , , , , , (), Besame Mucho, O Sole Mio, , , , , , Tango La Kum Parsita, , ( . ), , , Yesterday (The Beatles), Michelle (The Beatles), , , , , , -, , , , 2, ' ', , ' ', Memory Cats, Edith Piaf's La vie en rose, , , (Gypsy Roma), , , , , -, Food song - , , ( ), , , - , , , , , , , , , , Fiddler of the roof, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Time to say goodbye (Bochelli).

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, West Palm Beach, Florida

10-26-2014. Wedding at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Fort Lauderdale

Bilingual Russian-English speaking Wedding Master of Ceremonies (MC), DJ, and tamada Mikhail provided entertainment in both Russian and English languages for mixed Russian-American couple during wedding reception on October 26, 2014 at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Exact address: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Wedding entertainment included "Grand Entrance" ( ), "First Dance" ( ), "Mother-Son Dance" ( ), "Daughter-Father Dance" ( ), Queez for the guests "How Well We Know The Newlyweds" ( ), "Russian Salad Queez" ( ), Games "Ransom For The Bride" ( ), "Find Your Husband" ( ), "Find Your Wife" ( ), "Crying Princess" ( ), "Secrets of the Newlyweds" ( ), announcements of the toasts from parents ( ), Best Man ( ), and Maid of Honor ( ), "Garter" ( Ȼ), "Bouquet Tossing" ( һ), and "Cutting the Cake" ( ).

Russian wedding at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

12-17-2013. Jewish Heritage Club, Delray Beach

Russian singers and musicians provided mix of Russian, Jewish, Gypsy, Ukrainian, and Cossack traditional songs and dances during social event on December 17th, 2013 at the Jewish Heritage Club. The concert and party was orginized by Valencia Falls HOA, Inc. Exact address of the venue: 13375 Valencia Grand Blvd., Delray Beach, Florida. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, dancers: Gosha Ifeemoff and Alisa Egorova.


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11-14-2013. Russian New Year's Celebration at the Siberian Floors in Miami

Russian singers and musicians provided mix of Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Cossack traditional and popular Russian and Soviet music and songs for private event in Miami, Florida. Party took place on November 14, 2013 from 7pm to 12 midnight at the Siberian Floors, 6191 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Florida 33137. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Elina Karokhina, Alexander Menshikov, and dancer Andrei.


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05-09-2013. Russian-American wedding DJ, MC, tamada in Panama City Beach

Bilingual Russian-English speaking Wedding Officiant, Master of Ceremonies (MC), DJ, and tamada Mikhail provided entertainment in Russian and English for mixed Russian-American couple during wedding reception at the Tapestry Park Community House in Panama City Beach, Florida. Wedding entertainment included "Grand Entrance" ( ), "First Dance" ( ), , "Mother-Son Dance" ( ), "Daughter-Father Dance" ( ), Gobblets ( ), Constitution of Russian Family ( ), Queez for the guests "How well we know the Newlyweds" ( ), "Russian Salad Queez" ( ), "Wedding Present Queez" ( ), Games "Ransom for the Bride" ( ), "Find Your Husband" ( ), "Find Your Wife" ( ), "Crying Princess" ( ), "Secrets of the Newlyweds" ( ), Russian table songs with live accompanement of garmoshka ( ), announcements of the toasts parents ( ), Best Man ( ), and Maid of Honor ( ), "Garter" ( Ȼ), "Bouquet Tossing" ( һ), "Cutting the Cake" ( ), etc.


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July 2013. Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, Florida

Four members of Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed in Sarasota, Florida during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America conference in July 2013. Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina led the Barynya balalaika trio for a performance during BDAA concert at the Sarasota Opera House. Singer Irina Zagornova was invited to sing popular Russian song "The Volga River" ("Techyot Reka Volga", " ") with the BDAA balalaika and domra orchestra. Irina has also performed couple of songs with Barynya Balalaika Trio. Leonid Bruk surprised everybody with his flowless performance on his huge balalaika-contrabass. Garmoshka and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov was singing a lot of popular songs including "Long Road", "Dark Eyes", "Katyusha", "Korobushka", "Kalinka" before the concert in Sarasota Opera House's foyer when people were gathering and waiting for the show to start.

Barynya Balalaika Trio. Medley's Rehearsal

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12-19-2013. American Heritage School, Plantation

Ensemble Barynya performed during International Festival of Nations on December 19, 2013 at the American Heritage School, 12200 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33325. The program of performance included "Kamarinskaya", Instrumental solo Russian dance performed on guitar and balalaika, "Siberian Nania Wrestling" dance , "The Snowstorm" Khorovod song and dance , "The Peddlers" Russian folk song , "Kalinka" Russian folk dance , "Russian Chicken" dance , "Russian dance Workshop" interactive lesson , "Russian Alphabet" interactive lesson , "Dark Eyes" Gypsy Roma song and dance , "Russian Bear" dance .

American Heritage School, Plantation, Florida

03-24-2012. West Palm Beach Mariott Hotel in West Palm Beach

3 dancers (Anya, Boulat, Alisa), singer Alexander Menshikov, singer-MC-tamada-garmoshka-guitar player Mikhail Smirnov and balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina provided entetrtainment for Russian Golden Wedding Anniversary party that took place at the West Palm Beach Mariott Hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday, March 24th, 2012.

West Palm Beach Mariott Hotel, West Palm Beach, Florida

02-01-2012. Russian wedding DJ, MC, Tamada in Daytona Beach

Mixed Russian-American wedding took place at the restaurant Top Of Daytona, 2625 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida on Saturday, December 1st, 2012. DJ services, sound system, wireless microphone were provided by Russian born American DJ Elina. Mikhail Smirnov provided MC (Master of Ceremony) and Tamada entertainment.

Top Of Daytona, Florida, Daytona Beach Shores, FL

10-20-2011. British Petrolium Corporate Event in Miami

Eight dancers and three musicians. BP Corporate Event. Smirnov, Bruk, Karokhina, 5 Georgian dancers, two Russian Cossack dancers, one Ukrainian dancer. Thursday, October 20th, 2011.

10-20-2011, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Russian Cossack dancers, musicians, Miami, Florida
British Petrolium Corporate Event in Miami, Florida

03-04-2010. Miami Dade College, Miami

Concert of Cossack, Russian, Ukrainian, Siberian, Gypsy, and Jewish folk dances, songs, and music at the Miami Dade College (Kendall Campus) in Miami, Florida took place on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Cast of performers included dancer/singer Valentina Kvasova, Alexey Maltsev (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika).

Ensemble Barynya, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, Florida, 03-04-2010, McCarty Theater, Kendall Campus, Photo By Camilo Rios, Kendall Media, Valentina Kvasova, Alexey Maltsev

03-25-2009. International Folk Fair Festival in St. Petersburg

Russian dance and music ensemble "Barynya" performance in St.Petersburg, Florida during the International Folk Fair Festival-2009. Performers: Alexander Menshikov (singer), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, balalaika), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Alexey Maltsev (dancer, costume characters)

International Folk Fair Festival, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2009, Alexander Menshikov, Alexey Maltsev, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova


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