Contact Info Mikhail Smirnov msmirnov@yahoo.com 201-981-2497, 08-02-2012, August 2nd 2012, Russian-Gypsy ensemble "Moscow Gypsy Army" Public performance at The Center For The Arts At The Y, Wayne, New Jersey, Русско-цыганский ансамбль, концерт в северном Нью-Джерси

Russian-Gypsy ensemble "Moscow Gypsy Army" Public performance at The Center For The Arts At The Y, Wayne, New Jersey

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90 min public performance of "Moscow Gypsy Army" took place on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at the The Center For The Arts At The Y in Wayne Township (Passaic County, New Jersey). Exact address of the venue: WAYNE YMCA, 1 Pike Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470. Cast of performers: Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass). The company presented a program of Russian-Gypsy songs, music and dances. The show was total sold out. In the end of the performance members of the company were proud to receive a standing ovation for the audience.


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

08-02-2012, Thursday August 2nd 2012, Moscow Gypsy Army, The Center For The Arts At The Y, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Elina Karokhina, Alexander Rudoy, Leonid Bruk, WAYNE YMCA, 1 Pike Drive Wayne NJ  07470
Moscow Gypsy Army at The Center For The Arts At The Y, August 2nd, 2012

08-02-2012, Thursday August 2nd 2012, Moscow Gypsy Army, The Center For The Arts At The Y, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Elina Karokhina, Alexander Rudoy, Leonid Bruk, WAYNE YMCA, 1 Pike Drive Wayne NJ  07470
Moscow Gypsy Army at The Center For The Arts At The Y, August 2nd, 2012

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


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, 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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12-17-2013. Birthday party celebration, private house in Northern New Jersey

On Saturday, December 7th, 2013 musicians Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals) and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) provided short performance during birthday party in Mahwah, New Jersey (Bergen County). В программе выступления были несколько цыганских и русских песен, в том числе, цыганская величальная, конкурс-викторина и фотосессия. К сожалению, фото с именинницей Натальей не сохранилось, но остался снимок с популярным в то время русским радио- и тележурналистом, ведущим новостей Юрием Ростовым.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Russian Gypsy Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Yuri Rostov, Saturday, December 7th 2013, 12-07-2013, Bergen County, New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ, Элина Карохина, Михаил Смирнов, Юрий Ростов
12-07-2013. Gypsy Balalaika Duo, Bergen County, New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

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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10-31-2020. Gypsy Halloween 2020 New York City

Singer Irina, dancer Alisa, musicians Elina and Mikhail were a big hit during Gypsy Halloween 2020 New York City private event in Chelsey neighborhood of Manhattan on October 31st, 2020. The prorgram included songs, dances, and music. Цыганская вечеринка в стиле Хэллоуин в Челси, колоритном районе на северо-западе нижнего Манхэттена, прошла на редкость удачно и весело. Нарядные гости не только подпевали любимым цыганским песням и мелодиям, но даже и танцевали (в том числи и на столе).

Цыганское шоу в Нью-Йорк Сити, Элина Карохина, Михаил Смирнов, Ирина Загорнова, Алиса Егорова, Цыганская вечеринка в стиле Хэллоуин, Челси, северо-запад нижнего Манхэттена, суббота, 31-ого октября 2020-ого года, Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, Saturday, October 31st, 2020, Gypsy Halloween 2020 New York City, New York City Gypsy Show
Saturday, October 31st, 2020, Manhattan Gypsy Show, Halloween 2020 party in New York City

09-12-2020. Birthday party in Brooklyn, New York

Two musicians (Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov) and dancer Alisa Egorova performed during Birthday party in Brooklyn, New York on September 12th, 2020. The presentation included songs, dances, and music (Shatritsa, Tsyganskaia Velichal'naia, Vykradu, Mokhnatyi Shmel', Kak Tsvetok Dushistyi, Dark Eyes, Two Guitars, and other selections).

Цыганское шоу Бруклин, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Алиса Егорова, Saturday, September 12th 2020
Gypsy show Brooklyn, New York, September 12, 2020

08-22-2020. Public concert at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York

Russian-Gypsy singer Natasha Stolichnaya and Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya first public performance after the beginning of the pandemic of COVID-19 took place on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York (945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701). Cast of performers included Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, founder, garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Russian-Gypsy singer Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek (keyboard, vocals), Maryia Zhukovich (dancer), Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, and Veronika Hunko.

Ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, суббота, 22-ое августа 2020 года, парк Унтермаер, Антермайер Парк энд Гарденс, город Янкерс, штат Нью-Йорк, Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Vladimir Nikitin, Elena Notkina, Veronika Hunko, Maryia Zhukovich, Natasha Stolichnaya, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, Frida Anuarbek
Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Vladimir Nikitin, Elena Notkina, Veronika Hunko, Maryia Zhukovich, Natasha Stolichnaya, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, Frida Anuarbek

Gypsy Tambourine - Там бубна звон

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Gypsy Love - Любовь цыганки

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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.

03-15-2020, March 15th, 2020, Brooklyn, New York City, New York based Russian Gypsy ensemble Moscow Gypsy Army, Restaurant Encore, 10007 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York  11209, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, photo credit Nikolai Komissarov
03-15-2020, Moscow Gypsy Army, Restaurant Encore, Brooklyn, New York, photo credit Nikolai Komissarov

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

04-28-2019. Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, NY

Sunday, April 28th, 2019. Chinar On the Island, 283 Sand Lane, Staten Island, NY 10305. Russian Gypsy Trio at Yevgeniy's birthday party. Русское цыганское трио и ростовая кукла "Цыганка" в русском ресторане "Чинара" на Статен-Айленде, штат Нью-Йорк 28-ого апреля 2019-ого года. Любимые цыганские песни и танцы в исполнении музыкантов-виртуозов, певцов и танцоров ансамбля на дне рождения у Евгения.

Staten Island Gypsy Trio, Costumed Character Gypsy Doll, 04-28-2019, Sunday April 28th 2019, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, NY, Russian Birthday party, Russian Gypsy dancers, musicians, singers, Chinar On The Island Russian Restaurant, New York
Sunday, April 28th, 2019, Russian-Gypsy Trio, Russian Birthday party at the Chinar On the Island Restaurant, Staten Island, New York

03-10-2019. Brunswick County Intercultural Festival, Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College, Bolivia, North Carolina

Sunday, March 10, 2019. Dancers and musicians participated in Parade of Nations at noon, and performed one hour show for the students at 5pm during 14th Annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival, at BCC's Odell Williamson Auditorium. Exact address of the venue: Brunswick Community College, 150 College Rd NE, Bolivia, NC 28422. Company performed Gypsy, Ukrainian, Russian, Cossack, and Jewish dances and songs. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Nadia Lemega.

03-10-2019, Sunday March 10th 2019, Gypsy dancers, musicians, singers, Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College, Bolivia, North Carolina, 150 College Rd NE Bolivia NC 28422
Sunday, March 10, 2019, Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College, Bolivia, North Carolina

11-11-2018. Gypsy Band, Russian Restaurant Mari Vanna, NYC

Russian Gypsy Band was playing for several hours during Birthday Party at Russian restaurant Mari Vanna NYC, 41 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003. Медведь, скрипка, балалайка, балалайка-контрабас, баян, гармошка, цыгане. Cast: Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), dancer Alisa Egorova, Andrei Solodenko (accordion), Sasha Tseyitlin (violin). Show included arrival of huge costume character mascot - Russian Bear - to dance and take photos with guests. Musicians played a mix of up-beat Russian and Gypsy songs. На дне рождения также выступал солист популярной группы «Иванушки International» Андрей Григорьев-Аполлонов.

11-11-2018, Sunday, November 11, 2018, Gypsy Band NYC, Moscow Gypsy Army, Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), dancer Alisa Egorova, Andrei Solodenko (accordion), Sasha Tseyitlin (violin), Mari Vanna, New York City, 41 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
Russian Gypsy Band NYC, restaurant Mari Vanna NYC, 50th Birthday Party

11-03-2018. Russian Birthday party, Melody Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birthday party on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at the Restaurant Melody in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exact address of the venue: Melody Caterer and Restaurant, 11723 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Cast: Misha, Lina, Serhiy, Victoria.

Gypsy show, Russian birthday party, Melody Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11-03-2018, Gypsy show at Russian birthday party, Melody Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10-27-2018. Russian Gypsy Trio in Pennsylvania

October 27th, 2018, 9pm. Russian Gypsy Trio in Pennsylvania. Gypsy themed Russian Birthday party for Yuliya Borisovna (Юлия Борисовна). Program: "Шатрица", "За дружеской беседою", "Две гитары", "Дорогой длинною", "Мохнатый Шмель", "Цыганская фантазия - Gypsy Medley", "Очи Черные" and dance show of the Gypsy Doll (Кукла цыганка). Restaurant Melody, 11723 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Cast: Misha, Lina, Alisa.

October 27th, 2018, Russian Gypsy Trio Pennsylvania, Gypsy show, Gypsy themed Russian birthday party, Melody Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
October 27th, 2018, Russian Gypsy Trio Pennsylvania, Gypsy themed Russian birthday party

08-18-2018. Gypsy Trio in Upstate New York

Russian Gypsy Trio performed in Upstate New York in a big private house near Hunter Mountain (Elka Park, NY). Guests were mostly American, French and Russian. The trio presented of program of Russian Gypsy, Cossack, Ukrainian and Tatar traditional music, songs and dances performed live on acoustic guitar, garmoshka, and balalaika. Tsyganka The Gypsy Doll has made a surprice appearence. Party was taking place on a beautiful evening of Saturday, August 18, 2018. Show started around 6PM. Cast: Misha, Lina, Alisa, and {Gypsy Doll}.

Saturday, August 18, 2018, Russian Gypsy Trio Upstate New York, Gypsy themed party, Elka Park, NY
Saturday, August 18, 2018, Russian Gypsy Trio Upstate New York, Gypsy themed party, Elka Park, NY

07-07-2018. Great Neck, Long Island, New York

Four musicians and singers of "Moscow Gypsy Army" - {Irina Zagornova (singer), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), MIkhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Leonid Bruk-(bass)} - provided music and fun for Gypsy Themed event at the Village of Great Neck Estates (Long Island, New York) on Saturday July 7th, 2018 from 5 to 9pm. Репертуар цыганский, русский, попурярные советские песни, музыка из русских фильмов.

Saturday, July 7th, 2018, Russian Gypsy Musisians, Long Island, New York, Gypsy Themed Party, Great Neck, NY, Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, MIkhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk
Saturday, July 7th, 2018, Russian Gypsy musisians, Long Island, New York, Gypsy Themed Party

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

10-07-2017. Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, Maryland

On Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 12pm to 7pm musicians and dancers of the group performed during Heritage Festival organized by St. Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church (2807 Mountain Road, in Joppa, MD 21085). Program of performances included "Mardzhandzja", Russian Romani Roma Gypsy song and dance ("Цыганский") Kai Yone, Hungarian Gypsy dance Chardash ("Чардаш"), Russian Gypsy favorites "Long Road" - Those Were The Days ("Дорогой длинной"), Dark Eyes (Очи чёрные), Fluffy Bumblebee (Мохнатый шмель), and other selections.

Maryland, Slavic Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, MD, U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones
Heritage Festival, St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, Joppa, Maryland

01-17-2017. Surprice birthday party at the Cafe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Musicians, singers, and dancers provided one hour Gypsy show during surprice birthday party on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 from 7 to 8pm at the Cafe Gallery, 2801 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235 (Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York).  The program of performance included following songs and dances: "Шатрица", "За дружеской беседою", "Эй, ямщик, гони-ка к Яру", "Мохнатый шмель", "Цыганская фантазия" (инструментальный номер), "Не будите", "Нанэ Цоха", "Две гитары", "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", "Очи чёрные" и "Дорогой длинною".

01-17-2017, Cafe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Moscow Gypsy Army, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, 01-17-2017, Cafe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, surprice birthday party, Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Cafe Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Saturday, January 7th, 2017

11-14-2016. Plaza Hotel NYC, Opening Night Party of "Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812"

Monday, November 14th, 2016, 9:30pm-1:30am. Six piece Russian Gypsy Band at the Plaza Hotel NYC performance during the Opening Night Party of "Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812" starring Josh Groban. Cast: Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Sergey Pobedinski, Val Zhmud, Andrei Solodenko.

11-14-2016, Monday November 14th 2016, The best Russian Gypsy Band NYC, "Moscow Gypsy Army", Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Sergey Pobedinski, Val Zhmud, Andrei Solodenko, Opening Night Party of "Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812", New York City
Monday, November 14th, 2016, Plaza Hotel NYC, Opening Night Party of "Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812"

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

06-04-2016. Fort Harrison Hotel, Clearwater, Florida

"Moscow Gypsy Army" presented a program of Russian, Cabaret, and traditional Gypsy (Romani) songs, instrumental numbers and dances in Clearwater, Florida.  Performance took place on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 7:30-9pm at the World Headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 S Ft Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756.  Cast of performers: Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, and with music and dance band lead by Daryal Kafkasso Erdem.  Program of performance included "Dark Eyes", "Two Guitars", "Shatritsa", "Chardash", "Мохнатый шмель", "Mardjandja", "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною").

Moscow Gypsy Army, Alexander Rudoy, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Anna Brovkina, Daryal Kafkasso's group, Clearwater, Florida
06-04-2016. Fort Harrison Hotel, Clearwater, Florida

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

04-22-2012. Nasha Rasha New York City

On Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 from 6pm-midnight Valentina, Mikhail and Elina provided several performances for private party at Russian Restaurant and Bar "Nasha Rusha NYC" located in Flatiron neighborhood of New York City, exact address: 4 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Elina Karokhina, Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, Russian Restaurant and Bar Nasha Rusha NYC, Flatiron District, New York City, 4 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
April 22nd, 2012, Russian Restaurant and Bar Nasha Rusha, New York City,

08-16-2011. Birthday party in Stamford, Connecticut

Musicians, singers, and dancers of Moscow Gypsy Army performed during Russian birthday party in Stamford, Connecticut. The event took place on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 from 6 to 10pm at the private house located at 963 Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Cast of performers included singer/guitar player Seryuzha Pobedinsky, singer Sasha Menshikov, singer/7 string guitar player Vasiya Yankovich, violinist Valera Zhmud, Aniya Zeenenko (dancer), and dancer Aniya Brovkina. Program of the performance included "Kai One", "2 guitars", "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", "Две гитары", "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.

Russian birthday party, Moscow Gypsy Army, Stamford, CT
Russian Birthday Party in Stamford, Connecticut

10-18-2011. Corporate event Firebird Restaurant New York City

Two musicians (Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov) and singer Jenya Zolotariova of Moscow Gypsy Army team performed during New York Chapter of NACE (National Association of Catering Executive) event at The Firebird restaurant located in Hell's Kitchen area in NYC, exact address: 365 West 46 Street, New York, NY on Tuesday, October 18th 2011.

Moscow Gypsy Army Trio, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Jenya Zolotariova, New York Chapter of NACE (National Association of Catering Executive) event at The Firebird restaurant in NYC, 365 West 46 Street, New York, NY, Tuesday, October 18th 2011
Moscow Gypsy Army Trio at The Firebird Restaurant in NYC

10-12-2011. 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.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Penn State University Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Slusser Bazyck Bldg, 76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA 18202, Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Moscow Gypsy Army, Penn State University Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Slusser Bazyck Bldg, 76 University Drive, Hazleton, PA 18202, October 12, 2011

11-21-2010. Wedding at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Anna and Peter got married at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It was such a beautiful wedding — the cocktail hour was lavish, the caviar was never-ending, the ballroom was re-carpeted in white with the most unreal flowers — it looked like a fantasy world! And Anna looked like a princess. Guests included Hellen McMad, Mike Heller, Jon Cheban, Simon Huck, Lesley Thompson, Lina Anisimova, Dan Abrams, Michael Sokoloff and many others! Moscow Gypsy Army provided Gypsy show for the event.

Waldorf Astoria NYC November 2010 Photo by KeeperExpert.com
Wedding at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City

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

June 1998-January 1999. Russian Gypsy Cabaret-Restaurant "Moscow", New York City

Musicians and dancers of Moscow Gypsy Army (Irina Zagornova, Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev, and Yuriy Vodolaga performed every night from June 3rd, 1998 through January 1, 1999 at the Cabaret Moscow located on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 54th Street in New York City. Exact address: 137 East 55th Street, New York, NY. Program the show included "I am walking in Moscow", "There is no grief", "Saturday Affair", "Barynya", "Tongue twister", "From the evening, from the midnight". "Terek River Cossack dance", "Klezmer violin extravaganza", "Nane Tsokha" (Gypsy). "Tilima" (Gypsy). "Those Were The Days". "Dark Eyes". "Two Guitars". "Shatritsa", "The Creek", "Marusya One, Two, Three", "At the Blacksmith's", and "New York, New York"

Irina Zagornova, Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev, Yuriy Vodolaga, Cabaret Moscow, New York City, 137 East 55th Street, New York, NY
Cabaret Moscow, New York City, 137 East 55th Street, New York, NY

Musicians, singers and dancers of the "Moscow Gypsy Army" performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City, glamourous wedding at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, at the Consulate-General of Russia, the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in New York City, at the World Headquarters of the Church of Scientology Church in Clearwater, Florida, private party in the wilds of Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Gypsy festival in Queens, sinagogue event in Short Hills, New Jersey, graduation party in Long Island, birthday party at the Cafe Gallery in Brooklyn, jubilee celebration at Russian restaurant in Philadelphia, international festival in New Brunswick, NJ, community concert in Yonkers, NY, at the Sandwich Central Elementary School in New Hampshire, surprice jubelee celebration in Stamford, Connecticut, at the Heritage Festival organized by St Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church in Joppa, Maryland, and many other places. Moscow Gypsy Army is available as one powerful ensemble with eight dancers, six musicians, four singers, or in smaller groups.


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