LIMPOPO

LIMPOPO

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandWorldFolk

crazy russian folk'n'roll band, russia folk music, jazz and blues influences, Russian dancing, balalaika, accordion, trombone, keyboard, drums.

Biography

Limpopo has its origins in Moscow since 1986. This group toured the former Soviet Union performing in some of its more famous theaters. At the peak of Limpopo’s fame there, Yuri & Igor emigrated to the United States with only two of the original cast at his heels. In 1991, Limpopo reformed in the States as a four-member folk and comedy troupe. They were very successful performing for audiences of all ages across Canada and the United States at music and comedy festivals, children’s festivals, clubs, and college campuses. In 1993, they competed on and won the Ed McMahon’s International Star Search band competition. In 1995, they showcased at The National Association for Campus Activities convention in Boston where over 150 colleges signed up to bring the band to their campuses! They were voted by readers of Campus Activities Today magazine as "Best Music Act for 1995". They were nominated for Group of the Year at the 1996 Kerrville Music Awards. They were featured in a long running national TV ad for KIT KAT candy bars which became a tongue-in-cheek anthem for them. L.A.’s number one watched news program, KTLA Morning News, featured a live interview and performance of Limpopo and the Los Angeles Music Center on Tour proudly touts Limpopo as one of their most popular and celebrated artists.

Recently, Limpopo has recorded music for a motion pictures. Their music is part of “Icon” May 30th. 2005 with Patrick Swayze, “Melcolm In The Middle” 2005 with “Traffic In Moscow” song, ” Euro Trip” 2004" Blade 2 " 2002 " 15 Minutes " with Robert De Nero,"Armageddon

", "Somewhere in the City" starring Sandra Bernhardt and " Death By Pizza". Velvel Records has released the soundtrack for "Somewhere In The City"."Happy Face" with Ann Margaret and Henry Thomas, 1999. Limpopo has also written music for the Christmas Parade at the Universal Studios, 1998. Mark Mothersbaugh, of DEVO and one of today’s top television and film composers, frequents local Limpopo shows and enthusiastically signed up to be on Limpopo’s mile long mailing list. Even Ronald and Nancy Reagan have enjoyed Limpopo’s celebration in music during a private welcoming party for the Gorbachevs. Special appearance for Paul Allen’s birthday with Bill Gates. The great Peter Ustinov loves Limpopo so much, he had them play at his own birthday party. Limpopo joined royalty when they entertained Julie Andrews and invited guests on her grand estate in Malibu. Jonathan Densmore, of the Doors, thought Limpopo so entertaining during one of their outdoor concerts, he slapped them a hefty check and was one of the first to join the ever-growing list of Limpopo fans everywhere.A song " In The Garden " from the fourth album " Limpopo Unplugged " made it to the final at the John Lennon Songwriring Contest .

Limpopo’s show is a natural blend of rich, energetic Russian folk music, phenomenal original jazz and blues compositions, with some of the most breathtaking vocal arrangements ever heard. Limpopo’s mesmerizing, dynamic and outrageous dancing and magnificent costumes highlight each note and brighten every step. One can’t help but love the high energy and spirit-raising phenomena that is Limpopo.

Limpopo now released fifth album “ Rybalochka" 2006.All albums available by calling 310-428 7400 or sending your order in by e-mail at: Email: Limpopo@sprintmail.com The band’s albums are also being distributed nationally & internationally at CDBABY.COM OR INDIE MUSIC STORE AND MANY MORE…. Limpopo are all permanent residents of the United States, so they are here to stay and celebrate what they do best: delight and entertain!

Long live Limpopo!

Lyrics

Po Rumochke

Written By: Igor Khramov

Poatos are so good and round, hey please give me some pickled cabbage..
Chorus:So stop talking already, let have a shot lets have a shot lets have ashot
Look at the pancakes, there's honey,tea and dumplings with sour cream
Chorus:So stop talking already, let have a shot lets have a shot lets have ashot
The Herring,look, it's huge, the thing is looking at you with it's open scary eyes
Chorus:So stop talking already, let have a shot lets have a shot lets have a shot

In The Garden

Written By: Igor Khramov

IN THE GARDEN
WE WERE WALKING IN THE GARDEN
WE WERE WALKING IN THE GARDEN
EVERYONE WAS WEARING BLUE SCARF
WE WERE WALKING IN THE GARDEN
WE WERE SINGING IN THE GARDEN
WE WERE SINGING IN THE GARDEN
NIGHT WAS SOON TO COME AROUND
WE WERE SINGING IN THE GARDEN
GUYS WOULD SUDDENLY COME OVER
GUYS WOULD SUDDENLY COME OVER
THEY WOULD START THE CONVERSATION
OY LYULI OY LYULI
COLOR OF YOUR EYES IS BRIGHT
COLOR OF YOUR EYES IS BRIGHT
TANYA YOU ARE SO NICE
COLOR OF YOUR EYES IS BRIGHT
YOU HAVE SUCH A CURLY HAIR
VANYA LOVE YOU FROM MY HEART
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
VANYA LOVE YOU FROM MY HEART
WE WERE WALKING IN THE GARDEN
NIGHT WAS SOON TO COME AROUND
THEY WOULD START THE CONVERSATION
OY LYULI OY LYULI

Discography

CRAZY RUSSIAN FOLK'NROLL - 1992
GIVE US A BREAK - 1995
TRAFFIC JAM IN MOSCOW 1997
UNPLUGGED - 1999
RYBALOCHKA - 2007
http://www.cdbaby.com/limpopo
http://www.myrealtalent.com/limpopo
http://www.soundclick.com/limpopo
http://www.myspace.com/limpopo

Set List

We can go as long as 2 hours, but prefer to split 1 hour by 2 30 minutes sets. Anything is possible.
45 minute sets are available too.