Multicultural school assembly concert with traditional Russian song, dance, and music ensemble Barynya took place on Friday, February 15th, 2013 at the Pawnee Elementary School. Exact address: 9501 West 91st Street in Overland Park, Kansas 66212.
Founder and Artistic Director of the group Mikhail Smirnov was hosting the performance by giving a short explanation of every number of the program in English.
He played guitar, garmoshka, and talked briefly about costumes, folk instruments, Russian traditions, explained the difference between Russian and English alphabet, and performed Russian tongue-twisters.
Musical director of the group Elina Karokhina performed a few solos on Russian folk instrument balalaika, danced Siberian folk dance "Metelitsa" ("The Snowstorm").
Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, and students performed together popular Russian song "Katyusha".
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