Kalinka is one of the best known Russian folk style songs that was written in 1860 by Ivan Petrovich Larionov. It is a light-hearted song about the Kalinka [Snowberry Tree] and the malinka [raspberry] in a garden that the singer wants to sleep under. It is one of the best known Russian tunes, both
Ded Moroz [Grandfather Frost] was originally released by Rok-Atel’ye [Rock Studio] on their 1987 album Zamykaya Krug [Closing The Circle]. It tells of waking up as a child and being scared because of the noise and lights but then Ded Moroz (the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus) turns up and everyone begins clapping, dancing,
Let’s Twist Again was originally released by Chubby Checker in 1961 as a single. It is about dancing the Twist and having a good time. This is a great version that has been translated into Russian, with some lines kept in English and sung with adorable accents. The vocalists in this performance, from the
Let It Be was originally released by The Beatles as a single in 1970 and was the title track for the Let It Be album and film released later that same year. It is about having problems and being comforted by your mother (Paul McCartney was thinking of his mother, Mary McCartney, when he
Time for some comedy Jackson Park Express was originally released on the 2014 album Mandatory Fun. It is about a bus trip where the singer has an imaginary love affair with another passenger, without either saying a word, and the affair ends before the trip ends. It is a parody of the style
We Found Love was originally released by Rihanna on her 2011 album Talk That Talk and as a single. This is an incredible instrumental version arranged for 2 electric cellos and drums. The boys do a fantastic job with this tune turning it into a beautifully sensuous track with a full on rock attitude.
Believer was originally released by Imagine Dragons on their 2017 album Evolve and as a single. It is about using pain to help you grow.This is a wonderful instrumental version from Karolina where she plays the violin as expressively as any singer and more than most can dream of and, if you know the
I Will Survive was originally recorded by Gloria Gaynor for her 1978 album Love Tracks and as a single. It is about meeting a previous lover who had previously left the singer, completely devastating her, but she has not only recovered from the break-up but has found an incredible amount of personal strength. It
Gat of Raag Yaman in Taal Rupak is the new video from Prasad. Raag Yaman is a classical Raag for the evening and should be heard just after putting on the lights Rupak Taal is a popular rhythm in many styles of Indian music and if you watch Indian films you will certainly have
Somebody To Love was originally released by Queen on their 1976 album A Day At The Races and as a single. It is about being alone, asking God why, and begging for somebody to love. This is an incredible live performance from Alexandra where she really belts out this song like a seasoned rocker.