Russian-Ukrainian-American DJ, Russian MC, Tamada, Wedding at the Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm, Jobstown New Jersey
On Saturday, August 29th, 2020 bilingual Master of Ceremonies Mikhail Smirnov and DJ Elina provided music and entertainment for mixed American-Ukrainian-Russian wedding of Yevgen and Gina at the Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown, New Jersey (Burlington County). Exact address of the venue: 2691 Monmouth Rd, Jobstown NJ 08041. First dance: "At Last" by Etta James - "Sweet Lovin" by Sigala & Bryn Christopher. Other Songs requested: My House - Flo Rida, Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver, Cinema ft. Gary Go - Benny Benassi, Electric Love - Borns, Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson, So Real - Too Many Zooz & KDA & Jess Glynne, Sorry - Justin Bieber, Relient K, My Girl - Temptations, and bunch of Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish songs.
Russian Themed Surprice Birthday Party, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York, Russian dancers, musicians, singers, MC, Tamada, October 24, 2020
On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 five members of ensemble Barynya - Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Alisa (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) - provided entertainment during Russian themed Surprice Birthday Party at the Chinar On The Island, 283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305. The company met the Guest of Honor Ñåðãåé Âëàäèìèðîâè÷ at the door with Bread and Salt ceremony followed by CHAROCHKI (âåëè÷àëüíàÿ äëÿ èìåíèííèêà) dressed in traditional costumes with live music, and the Russian Bear. When guests were seated inside dancers and musicians provided a program with musicians playing the balalaika, garmoshka, balalaika contrabass, singing popular Russian songs, dancers performing several dance selections including Russian, Ukrainian, Gypsy, Jewish, Tatar with multiple costume changes. Artistic director of ensemble Barynya Mikhail Smirnov took care of Tamada/MC entertainment introducing toasts, and doing couple of games and trivia with guests, Guest of Honor and his wife.