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Василий Янкович Романи: «В Москве все интересуются культурой», ЗНАМЕНИТЫЙ ЦЫГАН ИЗ НЬЮ-ЙОРКА РАССКАЗАЛ О РАЗНИЦЕ МЕЖДУ МЕГАПОЛИСАМИ И О ТОМ, ГАДАЮТ ЛИ ЦЫГАНЕ В «БОЛЬШОМ ЯБЛОКЕ», Анжелика Заозерская, материалы сайта www.eclectic-magazine.ru, журнал Eclectic, Eclectic принадлежат ООО «ИД «Арт-Альянс». ООО «ИД «Арт-Альянс» обладает исключительным правом на использование своего фирменного наименования, а также на название средства массовой информации «Журнал Eclectic»
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постоянный адрес статьи http://eclectic-magazine.ru/vasilij-yankovich-romani-v-moskve-vse-interesuyutsya-kulturoj/

Василий Янкович Романи: «Скучаю по Москве», Интервью со знаменитым исполнителем цыганских романсов и итальянских опер Василием Янковичем (Романи) из Нью-Йорка, автор статьи Анжелика Заозерская, материалы с сайта www.eclectic-magazine.ru, журнал Eclectic, все права принадлежат ООО «ИД «Арт-Альянс», ООО «ИД «Арт-Альянс» обладает исключительным правом на использование своего фирменного наименования, а также на название средства массовой информации «Журнал Eclectic»
материалы c вебсайта www.eclectic-magazine.ru, журнал Eclectic, автор статьи Анжелика Заозерская

постоянный адрес статьи http://eclectic-magazine.ru/vasilij-yankovich-romani-skuchayu-po-moskve/

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02-08-2020. An evening of Gypsy songs and music at the Anyway Cafe in New York City

On Saturday, February 8th, 2020 Cafe Anyway in New York City hosted an event called "Manhattan Gypsy Nights". From 8pm to 12 midnight Vasily Yankovic, Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov performed an array of Gypsy Roma songs and music in colorfull East Village neighborhood of Manhatten. Exact address of the venue: Anyway Cafe NYC, 34 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10003.

New York City, NYC Gypsy Trio, Anyway Cafe, Vasily Yankovic, Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov
Anyway Cafe New York City, Vasily Yankovic, Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov

08-24-2019. 60th birthday party, Chinar Restaurant, Staten Island, New York

Musicians, singers, and dancers of Moscow Gypsy Army performed one hour show during Russian 60th birthday party on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, 8pm at the Chinar On The Island Restaurant. Cast of performers included singer/7 string guitar player Vasiliy, singer / 6 string guitar player Mikhail, singer/dancer Valentina. Program of the performance included "Kai One", "2 guitars" ("Две гитары"), "Shatritsa", "Joseph-Joseph", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Mardjandja", "Dark Eyes" ("Очи чёрные"), "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною"), "За дружеской беседою", "Эй, ямщик, гони-ка к Яру", "Мохнатый шмель", "Цыганская фантазия" (инструментальный номер), "Не будите", "Нанэ Цоха", "Чардаш" (инструментальный номер), "Бирюзовые златы колечки", "Как цветок душистый" (цыганская величальная), "Только раз" (романс), "Пропил Мишка", "Что мне горе", "Gypsy Medley" (Попурри), "Сердце на снегу", "Мы на лодочке катались", and other Gypsy Roma (Romani), songs, music, and dances. The company also presented several Russian, Ukrainian, and Moldovian songs, as well as some classical music, and internationally known hits.

Staten Island Gypsy Trio, 60th Birthday party, Russian Gypsy dancers, musicians, singers, Chinar On The Island Restaurant, Staten Island New York

03-05-2018. School assembly concert at Sandwich Central Elementary School, New Hampshire

Russian-Gypsy singer, seven-string Russian guitar player Vasily Romani, singer, garmoshka and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov, and Ukrainian Cossack dancer Serhiy Tsyganok performed 45 min concert on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at the Sandwich Central Elementary School in New Hampshire. Exact address of the school: 28 Squam Lake Road, Center Sandwich, NH 03227. Program of performance included Russian folk song with garmoshka Subboteya, Russian folk dance Barynya, Russian song Katyusha, Cossack dance, solo on Russian seven string guitar by Vasily "VENGERKA" (ВЕНГЕРКА), Jewish BOTTLE DANCE, dance of Russian Bear (ТАНЕЦ МЕДВЕДЬ), Russian song "My darling" (ЖИВЁТ MОЯ ОТРАДА), Ukrainian folk song and dance PIDMANULA, Russian Tongue-Twister (СКОРОГОВОРКА), RUSSIAN ALPHABET LESSON, Russian folk song "KOROBUSHKA" with the percussian ORCHESTRA consisted of students, Russian folk DANCE LESSON, Russian folk dance KALINKA.

Mikhail Smirnov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Vasiliy Romani, Center Sandwich, NH, Sandwich Central Elementary School, New Hampshire
Sandwich Central Elementary School, Center Sandwich, New Hampshire

09-29-2016. Performance at the Carnegie Hall in New York City

Moscow Gypsy Army led by singer Vasily Yankovich-Romani at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 8PM. OPENING NIGHT featuring FRANK LONDON, BAD BUKA, MOSCOW GYPSY ARMY, KALIN IVANOV, ELLINA GRAYPEL, ANNA VOEVODA, GREECE ELENIKA, ALESSANDRA BELLONI, MAGGES. Conducted by ALEKSANDR ANISIMOV.

Moscow Gypsy Army on the stage of the Carnegie Hall in New York City
Moscow Gypsy Army, Mikhail Smirnov, Vasily Yankovich-Romani, Elina Karokhina, Carnegie Hall, New York City
Mikhail Smirnov, Vasily Yankovich-Romani, Elina Karokhina

09-24-2016. Heritage Day Festival, North Brunswick Community Park, NJ

"Moscow Gypsy Army" presented a program of traditional Gypsy (Romani), Ukrainian, and Russian songs, instrumental numbers and dances on Saturday, September 24, 2016 during Heritage Day Festival at the North Brunswick Community Park in North Brunswick, New Jersey.  Exact address: T2053 U.S. 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.  Cast of performers: Vassiliy Yancovic-Romani, Alisa Egorova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina. Program of performance included "Dark Eyes", "Kalinka", "Mato", "Pidmanoola", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Chardash", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною"), "Kai Yone", "Jelem" and other selections.  Some of the guests participated in singing and dancing.

North Brunswick Community Park, Heritage Day Festival, Moscow Gypsy Army, Vassiliy Yancovic-Romani, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
North Brunswick Community Park, Heritage Day Festival, New Jersey

09-13-2016. Concert at the Temple Bnai Jeshrun located in Short Hills, New Jersey

Tsyganksi Russian Gypsy Roma ensemble "Moscow Gypsy Army" led by famous ethnic Gypsy singer, 7-string guitar player and musician Vassiliy Yancovic-Romani presented a program of traditional Gypsy (Romani) songs, instrumental numbers and dances on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at the Temple Bnai Jeshrun in Short Hills, New Jersey. Exact address: Temple Bnai Jeshrun, 1025 S Orange Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078, website address: www.tbjshorthills.org


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05-22-2016. Graduation party, Great Neck, Long Island, New York

Vasiliy Yankovic-Romani led the group to present traditional Gypsy (Romani) songs, instrumental numbers and dances in Great Neck, Long Island (New York) on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016, from 3 to 7pm during graduation party.  Program of performance included "Hey, Romale", "Dark Eyes", "Kai One", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Chardash", "Ручеёк", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road" (Дорогой длинною), and other Gypsy favorites. Vasiliy performed with balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, dancer Alisa Egorova, and singer/guitar/accordion player Mikhail Smirnov.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Elina Karokhina, Vasiliy Yankovic-Romani, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, Long Island, New York
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01-30-2016. Russian restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

On Saturday, January 30th, 2016 Gypsy group "Moscow Gypsy Army" led by singer Vasily Yankovich-Romani who was named the best Gypsy Roma singer in the United States entertained guests during private party at the Russian restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Musician and singer Vasily performed a few special Russian Gypsy songs for Guest Of Honor VIKTOR who celebrated his 50TH Birthday.  Dancers Alisa and Elina invited all guests to join them on the dance floor for Gypsy "Vengerka" and "Tsyganochka".  Program of performance included Victor's favorite Gypsy songs "Mato", "Chardash", "Kay One", "Nane Tsokha", "Two Guitars", "Dark Eyes", "Shatritsa", "Jelem", and other Tsygansky hit songs.  Most of the guests participated in singing and dancing.  "Moscow Gypsy Army" appeared with special characters: Russian Bear and Gypsy Doll.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Vasily Yankovich-Romani, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Philadelphia PA, Pennsylvania
Moscow Gypsy Army, Vasily Yankovich-Romani, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Philadelphia PA, Pennsylvania

10-22-2015. Reception at the Consulate-General of Russia in New York City

Gypsy Rhoma dance and music ensemble Moscow Gypsy Army provided two hours music program at the Consulate-General of Russia, the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in New York City on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 during Russian Children's Welfare Society event. The cast of musicians included USA best Gypsy Roma singer, dancer, and 7-string guitar player Vasiliy Yankovich-Romani, violing virtuoso Yaroslav, guitar player and singer Mikhail Smirnov, and balalaika player/dancer Elina Karokhina. The repertoire included "Dark Eyes", "Kai One", "Two guitars", "Shatritsa", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Chardash", "Ручеёк", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road (Дорогой длинною), and other Russian Gypsy favorites.

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Moscow Gypsy Army, Цыганский ансамбль, Consulate-General of Russia, New York City

10-21-2015. Private party in the wilds of Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania

Gypsy Roma (Romani) dance, acoustic music, and song ensemble Moscow Gypsy Army (Цыганский ансамбль музыки и танца) provided Gypsy Roma standards including "Mardzandza", "Mato", "Dark Eyes", "Two Guitars", "Kai Yone", «Мохнатый шмель», «Ручеёк» and other songs and dances during very special private event on the Horse Farm in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains on October 21st, 2015. Мероприятие включало в себя встречу гостей в лесу с цыганским хором, катание с цыганами и медведем на лошадях, романтический ужин у костра на горе под аккомпанемент цыганских песен, танцев и музыки. Exact address of the farm was 2-4 Dutch Hill Road, Canadensis PA 18325.

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Gypsy show, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

07-25-2015. Public performance at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York

"Moscow Gypsy Army" provided 90 minute public community performance at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York. Exact address of the venue: 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, New York 10701 on July 25, 2015 from 7:30 - 9:00PM. Cast: Vasiliy Yankovich (vocals, Russian-Gypsy 7 string guitar), Alexey Kurilov (guitar), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Gennady Gutkin (bayan-accordion), Adrien Chevalier (violin), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Sergij Tsyganok (dancer), Alisa Egorova (costume characters). The program of performance included "Kai One", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Joseph-Joseph", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Mardjandja", "Dark Eyes", "Long Road", and other selections.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York, Vasiliy Yankovich, Alexey Kurilov, Mikhail Smirnov, Gennady Gutkin, Adrien Chevalier, Olga Chpitalnaia, Sergij Tsyganok
Public performance at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York

04-11-2009. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Paterson, New Jersey

April 11, 2009, 5pm. Performance at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center. Cast: authentic Russian Gypsy Roma singer/7 stringed Russian-Gypsy guitar player Vasily Yankovich Romani, Alex Siniavski (Gypsy jazz guitar), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Alexander Menshikov (vocal), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Alexey Maltsev (dancer, costumed characters). Address of the venue: 151 East 33rd Street, Paterson New Jersey 07514.

Russian Gypsy Show in New Jersey, Цыганское шоу Нью-Джерси, Vasily Yankovich Romani, Alex Siniavski, Mikhail Smirnov, Alexandre Tseytlin, Alexander Menshikov, Valentina Kvasova, Alexey Maltsev, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 151 East 33rd Street, Paterson New Jersey  07514, April 11th 2009
April 11th, 2009. Russian Gypsy Show in New Jersey, Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Paterson NJ


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01-26-2008. Concert with legendary Russian-Gypsy singer Zhenya Shevchenko, Kaye PLayhouse, New York City

Concert of legendary Russian-Gypsy singer Zhenya Shevchenko and Moscow Gypsy Army took place in New York City on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at THE KAYE Playhouse Theater at Hunter College. Photos by Dalia Bagdonaite, video by Alexander Feygin.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Zhenya Shevchenko, New York City, 2008, photos by Dalia Bagdonaite
Moscow Gypsy Army, Zhenya Shevchenko, New York City, 2008, photos by Dalia Bagdonaite
Concert with legendary Zhenya Shevchenko, New York City, 01-26-2008, photos by Dalia Bagdonaite