Moscow Gypsy Army group led by Gyspy singer and 7-string guitar player Vasiliy Yankovic-Romani presented a program of 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, singer, guitar and accordion player Mikhail Smirnov, and dancer Alisa Egorova.
Moscow Gypsy Army at the Carnegie Hall NYC, September 29th, 2016, 8pm
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. TICKETS
Legendary Gypsy Russian singer Zhenya Shevchenko (1927-2009) has hired full company wth all musicians and dancers to accompany her last performance in New York City in 2008. In September 2016 the company was invited to perform during New York Gypsy festival in Carnegie Hall NYC.
Private event 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.
Dancer Maija Rutkovskaia, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, singer Natasha Stolichnaia, musician Elina Karokhina (domra), musician Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals) provided 45 min show during private party at the Chateau De Capitainе restaurant, 2570 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, New York.
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.
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.
June 16, 2022. Birthday party in Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Mikhail and Elina played for about an hour during birthday party in Carbon County, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 16th, 2022. Performance took place at a brand new private house. About 25 adults and ten kids attended the event. Артисты поздравили именинницу, попели, поиграли, повеселили гостей, пофотографировались с виновницей торжества и её родителями.
08-05-2012, Russian-Gypsy style party on the boat in New York City
Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Pasha Zhivago (bayan-accordion) and Alexandre Tseytlin performed during Russian-Gypsy style party on the boat in New York City on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 from 6 to 8pm.