From the Steppes to the Caucasus, from the Kremlin to Crimea, Troika Balalaikas brings you music from the heart of the vast Russian continent. This unique ensemble performs on balalaikas ranging from small to enormous, the ancient gusli, and an assortment of authentic percussion. Traditionally dressed in brightly-colored costumes and singing in Russian, Ukrainian and Romany, the ensemble recreates a sense of Old World history and the spirited excitement of Russian folk melodies and rhythms.
Troika Balalaikas appears as part of the Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival 2014, presenting seven performances in June and July; concerts will take place in Spivey Hall on Wednesday mornings at 11:15 a.m. Each week will present an instrumental or vocal artist or ensemble performing music that represents different regions and cultures around the world. Full details on the series can be found