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:

Samovar will again be performing at the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC for a worthwhile charity event:  Malesnitsa benefiting St John and St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedrals on Friday, February 9th, 2018.

Samovar will also be part of the annual Spring Fabrege Festival at Hillwood Museum and Gardens, this year held on March 24-25. 2018.

Hope to see you at one or both of these events!