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!



Samovar will again be performing at Hillwood Museum's Winter Festival, this year held on December 9-10, 2017.  We will finish our music year at the US Botanic Garden (by the Capitol) on Tuesday, December 19th, 6-8pm.  Hope to see you at one or both of these events!

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