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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.