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Moscow Gypsy Army invades Penn State Hazleton on Oct. 12

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Moscow Gypsy Army performers

Penn State Hazleton’s next program in the Cultural Events series will feature the Gypsy music and dance of North America’s premier Russian-Romani group, “Moscow Gypsy Army,” at 7 p.m. on Wed., October 12 in the Black Box Theater of the Slusser/Bayzick Building. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

 

Established in New York City in 2001, the group blends Cossack, Russian, Ukrainian and Gypsy music, song and dance with traditional costumes and instruments, making for a cultural revival of the Old World infused with aspects of the New World. The Moscow Gypsy Army performs Gypsy standards including Dark Eyes and Two Guitars, classic pieces including Chardash, along with ballads, tangos, waltzes and a number of popular songs.

 

To preview videos of the Moscow Gypsy Army, go to http://www.gypsyswing.us.

 

The next installment of the series will feature the blending of bluegrass, country and folk influences into the music of the Wilkes-Barre based group, “Cabinet” at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 15 in the Slusser/Bayzick Building.

 

For more information on events at Penn State Hazleton, call the Public Information Office at 570-450-3180.

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