Tsyganksi Roma Russian Gypsy Romani ensemble "Moscow Gypsy Army" led by famous ethnic Gypsy singer, seven-stringed guitar player and musician Vassiliy Yancovic-Romani who was named the best Gypsy Roma singer in the United States presented a program of traditional Gypsy (Romani) 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", "Mato", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Chardash", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною"), "Kai Yone", "Jelem" and other selections. Moscow Gypsy Army is available for weddings, theme parties, community concerts, private or corporate events in NYC, Long Island, Staten Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, PA, Poconos, Maryland, Florida, and other states as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.
"Moscow Gypsy Army" performance at the Temple Bnai Jeshrun in Short Hills, New Jersey
"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 located in Short Hills, New Jersey. Exact address: Temple Bnai Jeshrun, 1025 S Orange Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078, website address: www.tbjshorthills.org. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Vassiliy Yancovic-Romani. Program of performance included "Dark Eyes", "Mato", "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.
Concert at the Penn State University in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Three musicians of Moscow Gypsy Army (Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov) performed one hour concert at the Penn State University in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (Slusser Bazyck Bldg, 76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA 18202) on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Program of performance included songs and music of Russian Gypsies such as Long Road, Shatritsa, Dark Eyes, Vengerka, and other selections.
03-15-2020. 60th Birthday party at the Encore Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York
On March 15th, 2020 around 7pm dancers, singers, and musicians of New York based Russian Gypsy ensemble Moscow Gypsy Army provided one hour show during private 60th Birthday party in Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. Exact address of the venue: Restaurant Encore, 10007 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11209. The party took place just a few days before the Covid-19 lockdown. It was one of the last parties before all crazy events occured. All guests and waiters were talking about upcoming lockdown, lack of masks, and related issues. Musicians and dancers did their best to take everybody's thoughts off the scary subjests. Performance was about 45 min long.
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.
Sunday, June 5, 2022. 50th Wedding Anniversary in Alexandria, Virginia
Musicians, dancers and singers provided music and entertainment for six hours long 50th Wedding Anniversary event at one of the most desired, spacious, intimate, and unforgettable Potomac-Front wedding event venue in the National Capital Area. Cast of performers included Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Alisa Egorova (dancer), Elena Belova (singer), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Yuriy Lemeshev (accordion), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals). 25 acres of gardens and woods overlooking the Potomac River. The party took place on Sunday, June 5th, 2022. Exact address of the venue: River Farm, 7931 E Boulevard Dr Alexandria Virginia 22308.
Timofeyev and Kolpakov - 7-string guitar duo specializes in the traditional music, songs and dances of the Russian and Roma (Gypsy) tradition. They perform ancient Gypsy melodies, heartfelt lyrical romansy, accompanied by the Russian Gypsy 7-string guitar. video