Instrumental folk? Balalike It!

For those who don’t think that Russian music ends with the last accord of balalaika we would like to present our new audio-podcast devoted to the contemporary Russian music. The aim is to show the great diversity of Russian musicians, performing in various genres from jazz to experimental trip-hop. Some of the artists are much influenced by western culture, others try to develop and promote authentic Russian sound and mainly Russian lyrics.

We invite you to a promising journey beyond the headlines and prejudices. And it’s up to you to decide whether you like it or even... balalike it.

In this edition: five fascinating instrumental tracks by modern Russian folk bands.


1. Tintal – Jim Morrison Reel 

2. Отава Ё (Otava Yo)  – Ode to joy

3. Мельница (Melnitsa) – Господин горных дорог (The Lord of the mountain roads)

4. Tintal – The Winds of the West

5. Two siberians (Белый Острог/Beliy Ostrog) – New Russian

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