Romashka kid show!

SUNDAY, June 2nd, 2013
4 - 5 pm
JCC Manhattan (76th and Amsterdam)
New York's favorite gypsy dance party band is gearing up to play its first-ever multi-generational ROMASHKA JR. family show on the rooftop as part of the Generation R family series. In addition to its ever-potent fare of gypsy, klezmer, folk and retro music from Russia, Romania, the Balkans and beyond, Romashka will dig into Russian cartoon music, musical games and stories for the youngest Romashka fans. At full blast, Romashka has a violin, viola, accordion, guitar, trumpet, clarinet/saxophone, tuba, and percussion. Pack your dancing shoes. All ages welcome. Bring your friends, parents, grandparents, near and far. Generously sponsored by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Tickets at JCC's website

Romashka @ Lincoln Center Atrium in Ljova's CD release

Romashka joins an amazing line-up of musicians in the CD release of our violist's Ljova's recording of his film music, "Lost in Kino". See info below, and hope to see you there!

A film and music experience by composer
Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin, featuring Romashka, Tall Tall Trees, PubliQuartet and special guests

Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 8:30
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St

Celebrating the upcoming release of Ljova’s newly-released CD "Lost in Kino," built around the compilation of his many film scores, this award-winning composer brings his formidable musical and cinematic talents to the stage with the Gypsy band Romashka, the Tall Tall Trees and the PubliQuartet, along with special guests, to create a full-blown audio-visual experience of stories from the sound-side out.

Ljova has composed, produced, and recorded scores to three feature and over a dozen short films. Among his recent credits are the documentaries My Perestroika (Sundance Film Festival), Lost Bohemia (DOC NYC Special Jury Prize winner), as well as the short films Cupcake (Tribeca Film Festival) and Only Love (Woodstock Film Festival, award for Best Original Score for Short Film at LIIFE). Ljova is also an active collaborator of Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project, Osvaldo Golijov, Brooklyn Rider, and the Kronos Quartet, and frequently performs with his own ensembles, Ljova and the Kontraband, and Barmaljova.

Romashka en Vogue

Ladies & gents, feast your eyes on p. 106 of this month's Vogue magazine for a few shots of Romashka serenading for the wedding of the landscape artist Miranda Brooks. Read all the juicy details of the celebration and who-wore-what in the magazine (and yes, Romashka can play your wedding - so nu, get on with it!)

Romashka @ Mehanata, Feb 20th

Saturday, February 20
Mehanata - the Bulgarian Bar
DOWNSTAIRS in the Ice Cage!

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Address: 113 Ludlow (between Rivington and Delancey)
F/V train to 2nd Ave

Romashka is back for August shows!

Dear friends & fans,
After a [re]productive hiatus in July, Romashka is back in action. Here's the run-down of our shows and for updates, sign up on our email list . See you soon!

  • Wednesday, August 5, Generation R - JCC Rooftop - Family Set + Tusofka [More info]
  • Sunday, August 9, Riverside Park's Acoustic Sundays Series (on the Hudson River, @ 70th St Pier) [More info]
  • Saturday, August 22, Eurasia Arts Festival
    Mountain View Resort, Glen Spey, NY [More Info]

    Photo credit: Syrie Kovitz
  • Romashka @ Mehanata

    Thursday, April 30
    Mehanata - the Bulgarian Bar

    8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

    Address: 113 Ludlow (between Rivington and Delancey)
    F/V train to 2nd Ave

    Romashka @ Gypsy Fest 5th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

    Romashka kicks off the NY Gypsy Fest 5th Anniversary Party - April 11th @ LPR (West Village, NYC)!

    Saturday, April 11
    at Le Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker St, New York
    $15 >>Tickets here

    In order of appearance:

    • Romashka - Madcap Gypsy dancing from Russia, Romania & beyond
    • New York Gypsy All-Stars - High energy Balkan funk & jazz with special guest Selim Sesler - "The Coltrane of the Clarinet" from Turkey!
    • Frank London - Legendary Trumpeter of the Klezmer underground


    • DJ Pepe - Bosporus-meets-Balkans Mix
      and introducing DJs Wonderlust - Grannies from the curves of the Volga River
    • Gypsy Dance by Kristina Melike
    • Visuals & Decor by Wonderlust
    • Palm reading by Mephulia

    Romashka Weekend in NYC - March 20 + 21

    A feast for your ears, butter for your soul, and hot coals for your feet, ROMASHKA is playing a weekend of parties on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st! (and March 22nd, we're in the studio, recording our long-awaited sophomore album!)

    Romanian dance party @ the Hungarian House
    Balkan Cafe Series
    Hungarian House, 213 E 82nd St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves
    Doors open at 8 pm, live music begins at 8:30 pm. Homemade ethnic snacks/light dinner are available.
    $15 door

    DOUBLE-BILL with the amazing West Philadelphia Orchestra!!!
    Mehanata - the Bulgarian Bar
    113 Ludlow (between Rivington and Delancey)
    F/V train to 2nd Ave

    • WPO: 8-9 pm
    • ROMASHKA: 9-10 pm

    $10 door

    Post-Christmas Pre-New Year --> Romashka party @ Mehanata!

    Mehanata - the Bulgarian Bar
    Saturday, December 27th
    8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

    Address: 113 Ludlow (between Rivington and Delancey)
    F/V train to 2nd Ave

    Romashka with Phoenix Symphony @ Target World Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ

    Romashka grooves up some Romanian/Transylvanian/Russian gypsy + folk magic during a concert by the Phoenix Symphony, to be followed by an all-let-loose jam party after the concert.

    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra - World Music Festival
    The Heritage of World Folk
    Symphony Classics Concert No. 1

    September 11 - Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.
    September 13 - Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m.
    Symphony Hall

    The Phoenix Symphony
    Michael Christie, conductor
    Wu Man, Chinese pipa
    With special guest, Romashka

    Takemitsu - Signals from Heaven
    Takemitsu - Three Film Scores
    Harrison - Pipa Concerto
    Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra

    Full details and tickets at