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Songs of a Russian Gypsy

Songs of a Russian Gypsy In this Monitor recording, the Russian Roma chanteuse Alya Yunakovskaya (better known by her stage name, Alya Yuno) performs fourteen of her favorite Russian songs that tell of the lives of the Roma (Gypsy) people in that region. She is accompanied by Sasha Polinoff’s ensemble, which plays traditional Russian folk instruments including the balalaika and domra . Liner notes include brief information about Alya and her songs with lyrics in the original Russian.

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