Samovar Russian Folk Music

Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble plays an extensive repertoire of Russian and Ukrainian 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, Smithsonian Museum, Russian Embassy, 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!



Fall is the season for Russian church bazaars!  Join us at the St John the Baptist Bazaar in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 2, 2016.  It's great fun!  We'll be performing at the Holy Trinity Church bazaar in Baltimore on Saturday, October 15 and at St Nicholas Cathedral in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 16.  Samovar will also be part of the annual Winter Festival at Hillwood Museum and Gardens, this year held on December 10-11, 2016.  Our musical year will conclude with a performance at the United States Botanic Garden on Thursday, December 29, 2016, 6-8pm.  Hope to see you at one or all of these events!

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