In the Mood for Spring / Becеннее настроение
with Daria Kulesh (vocal, guitar, shruti box) & Marina Osman (piano)
Beguiling and enchanting Daria Kulesh's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman offers a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship, multilingual banter and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy. "The songs aren't just sung, but lived." (FATEA Magazine). A refreshing, intriguing and thoroughly entertaining evening awaits all who come along.
Featuring: Russian folk favourites (Korobeiniki, Moscow Nights); "romance songs" (Ochi Chyornye / Dark Eyes, Dorogoy Dlinnoyu); sing-along Soviet film songs, "golden oldies" and singer-songwriter classics (songs from Eldar Ryazanov's films; Mikael Tariverdiev's compositions; hits sung by Anna German, Alexander Gradsky, Alexander Rosenbaum and much more); original compositions from Daria's award-winning albums.
With her “extraordinary voice” and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh has been making a name for herself as a “bold, exotic, impressive" performer. Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, she creates an original and exciting sound, full of passion and magic. Her debut release Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal” and her second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews, national radio play and multiple awards in the UK and Russia, including LCM Album of the Year.
"One of the most refined and enjoyable voices around" (Folk All)
"Haunting and enigmatic" (The Times)
"Grace, skill and emotional intensity few singers can match" (Sabrinaflu Folk Magazine)
"One of the most beautiful new songs of the last 10 years" (The Mike Harding Folk Show)
"So vibrant and makes one feel glad to be alive" (Art of Jazz)