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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:

Fall is church bazaar season with lots of interesting crafts, tasty food, good music, lively folk dancing, and great fun!  Samovar will again be performing at St Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC on Sunday, September 9, 1 – 230 pm.   We’ll be at the St John the Baptist bazaar in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 7, 1 – 3 pm.   You can hear us at the Holy Trinity Church festival in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, October 20, 230 -4  pm.

Hope to see you at one, two, or all three of these events!