Infectious and volatile, Russian Gypsy music reflects a vibrant culture that has triumphed in the face of adversity. Driven by the distinctive seven-stringed guitar, this release celebrates the enduring strength of Russian Gypsy culture.
Made up of legendary guitarist Alexander (Sasha) Kolpakov, his nephew and one of the most renowned gypsy guitar virtuosos in the world, Vadim, and the phenomenal violinist Arkady Gips, Kolpakov Trio made international headlines last year performing as part of Madonna's 'Sticky & Sweet' tour. 'Grastoro' is previously unreleased and the talent of Sasha and Vadim can be explored further on the Kolpakov Duo bonus CD. Violinist Nikolai Erdenko is one of the most important performers of Gypsy music in Russia and on 'Gori Lubov Ziganski' he combines the intimacy of Russian romance and the passion of Gypsy folk songs. His daughter, Leonsia Erdenko, is also featured on this album playing a Russian version of a Macedonian Gypsy anthem on 'Lumba'.
This album also features the legendary ensemble Gelem, the St Petersburg-based band Trio Rita, violinist and singer Alexeji Dulkevich and previously unreleased music from contemporary Roma singer Vyacheslav Vasil'ev among other Russian Gypsy gems.
'stirring compilation featuring the little-heard music of Russia's sizable 'Ruska-Roma' Gypsy population.' Limelight (Australia)
'plenty of agile playing and yearning' 3*** stars, Songlines
Track Listing :
02 - Talisman - Moonlight
03 - Alexeji Dulkevich - Moldova
04 - Kolpakov Trio - Grastoro
05 - Oleg Ponomarev - Deda
06 - Vyacheslav Vasil'ev - Sir Barvales...
07 - L.P. Mikhay and T.Mikhailova - Opai, Dad
08 - L.P. Mikhay and T.Mikhailova - Britiyano
09 - M. Buzilev - Vanka
10 - Nikolai Erdenko - Gori Lubov Ziganski
11 - Igor Krykunov - Ney Smushai
12 - Nikolay Vasilyev (Ilo) - Feldy
13 - Gelem - Khororo
14 - Russka Roma - Khop Khop
15 - Trio Rita - Kalina
16 - Leonsia Erdenko - Lumba
17 - Arbat - Ke Chourtaki
18 - Loyko - Two Angels
02 - Dui, Dui
03 - Grushen'ka
04 - The Frost Outside
05 - Memory
06 - The Blue Skies of Russia
07 - Transparent Waltz
08 - The Gypsy Vengerka
09 - So That You Don't Suffer
10 - I Walk On The White Snow
11 - Still The Same Guitar
European , Gypsy , Russian
Teen , Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart
Made In Hong Kong
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