Theodor Bastard band.Mikaella Speranskaya
The videos of this trash rave band from St. Petersburg have garnered millions and millions of views on YouTube. The band’s shocking style mocks Russian culture and emphasizes the grotesque. The band became famous in 2013 after the humorous video “Every Day I’m Drinking.” Little Big mixes in their music rave rock and folk sounds. And flavors it with satire.
The Huun‐Huur‐Tu (literally "sun propeller") band from the Tuva Republic plays traditional ethnic music. Combining Tuvan folklore with throat-singing, the band was even spotted
The founder and vocalist of the Melnitsa (“Mill”) band is a linguist. In her songs she employs not only Russian ethic motifs, but also Scandinavian, Celtic, and Balkan, as well as legends and fairy-tales from Indo-European folklore. In Russia, this acoustic folk band is very popular and often tours the country.
A folk-metal band from Naberezhnye Chelny (Tatarstan).
These grannies from the village of Buranovo, Udmurtia, became real stars after the 2012 Eurovision song contest. All the singers are over 70, by the way. Their music features a mix of traditional singing and international music hits sung in both Russian and their region's native Udmurt language.
The band has been playing
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