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Leonsia Erdenko
Influences: Gypsy
Genres: world music, ethno, gypsy jazz, gypsy rock
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About: Leonsia The Gypsy
LEONSIA ERDENKO / The Gypsy Voice of Russia Leonsia Erdenko is the daughter of the famous Roma singer Nikolay Erdenko and since 1987 she steadily performs at concerts. She entered her musical career with the band „Djang“, which was led by her parents – Nikolay and Rozaliya Erdenko. Leonsia devoted herself to intensive study of music, especially playing the piano, dancing and singing. In collaboration with the composer Gosha Barkin they recorded in 1997 album „The new Gypsy music“, which contained well-known Romani melodies in a modern concept. Less than 3 years later she and Alexey Bezlepkin gave rise to a new band, Trio Erdenko. Trio Erdenko - the winner of the Second Bulat Okudzava International festival in Krakow (Poland)2003. Furthermore, she travelled the world with the famous band Loyko, which she recorded three discs with. Leonsia not only concerts throughout the world, but also cooperates with various artists in record production (e.g. !DelaDap,Zdob si Zdob, Garik Sukachev) and is also active in the film industry (One night of love, Bednaya Nastya, Karmelita). We will see Leonsia at the festival together with six other musicians in the cast: Alexey Bezlepkin/ guitar and vocals, Georgy Bezlepkin/ violin and dance, Valery Basov/guitar and vocals, Lubov Erdenko/ vocals and dance, Nikolay Gusarov/ vocals guitar and dance, Nikolay Erdenko/violin vocals and dance. Participation in the international projects, joint concerts, festivals: "Rom-Hap"-87 (Belgrade), " Time of the Gypsies " May,2001(Munich), with participation E. Redzepova, G. Bregovich, Lucia (Munich), "Kremerata - festival " by Gidon Kremer (Austria),"No Smoking Orchestra " with E.Kusturiza, "Zdob-si-Zdub" (Russia-Moldova) 2000, "Bratch" (France - Russia), "Khamoro" (Prague)2002,2008, the European Gipsy Music Stars show with participation B.Markovich, K.Balogh, Mitsou, F.Snetberger (Budapest) 2003, "Fjord Music festival" (Norway)2003, Agueda Gypsy festival(Portugal) 2003, B.Okudzhava songs festival (Krakow, Poland)2003, "Ethnic Process Show " by V.Chekasin (free-jazz) (Vilnus-Moscow)2004-2005, etc, Bal de la Rose 2007 (Monaco) feat. T.Gatlif,B.Lagrene, Chiko & the Gipsies,Fanfare Ciokarlia Discography by Leonsia Erdenko 1992 The Famous Songs of The Russian Gypsies / Nikolay Erdenko & Djang / RCD 1994 Gypsy Talisman / Nikolay Erdenko & Djang / 1995 Moscow-Paris, tribute to A.Dmitrievich / Nikolay Erdenko & Djang / 1999 Gypsy Songs / Trio Erdenko / Mistery of Sound 1999 The best Gypsy Songs of the XX century / collection 1999 The new Gypsy Music / Trio Erdenko /Mistery of Sound 2000 Russian Gypsy Soul / collection / Network Medien 2000 Return of the Gypsy Maestro / Loyko 2001 Gypsy Times for Nunja / Loyko / Network Medien 2001 Gypsy Blues / Loyko / 2002 The Rough Guide To The Music of Russia / collection / World Music Record 2004 Leonsia – Gypsyroad / Mistery of Sound 2006 Dela Paji / Dela dap group feat/ Leonsia Erdenko 2006 The Cherry has Blossomed / Leonsia Erdenko 2006 Russian Songs / Leonsia Erdenko 2007 Let me confess / Leonsia Erdenko 2008 The Gypsy Shanson / Leonsia Erdenko/ Studio Soyuz 2009 Taganay / Leonsia Erdenko/

2012 Gypsy Wedding / Leonsia Erdenko