Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble plays an extensive repertoire of Russian, Ukrainian, and gypsy (Romani) folk music. Based in the Washington DC area, the group has played extensively throughout the region as well as internationally.

Together since 1996, their colorful costumes and heartfelt traditional tunes have been a favorite at venues including the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, the US Botanic Garden, the Russian and Ukrainian Embassies, Hillwood Museum, and many more. Samovar is available to play at your function using as few as two or as many as seven musicians.

Please enjoy a sampling of our music, as well as some pictures and video from past events.

Then contact us to play at your next party or event!

Upcoming Performances:

Come see us at the 40th annual Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park, Maryland on Sunday, June 4, 2023.  We’ll be performing at 1 pm at the Chautauqua Stage near the Spanish Ballroom.  Our group has been practicing a variety of new Ukrainian, Russian, Gypsy (Roma) and international songs which we think that you’ll like.  Hope to see you there!