Leonsia Erdenko has been perfomiing on stage for the
past ten years-first with her father`s group, Djang, &
then with her own group.In 1999, she made a recording at
the Edinburgh Festival. Where she perfomed with some of
the best musicians from Hungary, Ireland & Russia. Song
“Solnishko”(Sun) –Persecuted in many countries, Gypsies
have long for peace. “Don`t wake me from my youth until
the Gypsy sun is up”, sings a girl. Then Gypsies will
live in happiness.
The continuer of a world famous Moscow Gipsy dynasty. The daughter of the well-known singer Nikolay Erdenko.
The scenic experience: since 1987
The basic genre: Russian Gipsies folklore
(classics, tradition, processing).
The beginning of an actor's career:
Leo started to take part in public concerts with the parents:Nikolay & Rozaliya Erdenko, in the gypsy fusion group «DJANG» ,the winner of the First International festival of gipsy music «Rom Hap 87» in Yugoslavia (Belgrade).
1997: Modern versions of known gipsy melodies
have been made together with the composer George Barykin
(special prize of festival «Generation-97»).Record of
music for an album «The New Gypsy Music », including 7
songs by George.
2000: Birth of the «TRIO ERDENKO» - with Alexey
Bezlepkin. Record of music for ÑD «Gypsy Songs».
Cooperation together with a folk-rock group «Zdob-Si-Zdub»/Moldova.
2003:« Trio Erdenko» - the winner of the Second
Bulat Okudzava International festival in Krakow
2000-2003:female vocal in the Russian Gypsy Irish
group «LOYKO» /with Sergey Erdenko . Recorded three
albums,concert tours all over the World.
2004: The solo program «The First meetings» in
the Tchaikovsky concert hall in Moscow; participation in
the first Russian/American teleproject «Poor Nastya»
(A-Media/Sony pictures);«The Chanson of Year»-prize in
the Kremlin Palace; record and release of ethnic fusion
CD«Leonsia Erdenko & GYPSYROAD».
2004-2005: Participation in a record of
soundtracks of:«Turkish gambit» film, television
projects « Sins of Fathers »; in a record of an album «Perezvony
» with the Russian rock star Garik Sukachev and the "Neprikasaemie"
Concert halls: «Prince Regent Theatre ","Herculles-Halle"
– Munich, «Brukenforume»- Bonn, Spandau- Berlin,
"Millennium" - New York, theatre «Millennium» -
Budapest, "Sporting club"- Monte Carlo,Berliner
Gipsy group "Black
Öûãàíñêèé àíñàìáëü "Î÷è
"The Gipsy Are Back in
Öûãàíñêîå øîó "Òàáîð âîçâðàùàåòñÿ", Ìîñêâà. 2008
àíñàìáëü "Àìý Ðîìà"
"Russian Rum" The known Gipsy musician and
arranger Igor Fedorichev became the founder and the
ideological inspirer of ensemble.
As well as many executors known nowadays and groups,
ensemble has begun the creative activity, it is banal,
from work in one of the Moscow restaurants. However
healthy ambitions of participants of ensemble, have not
allowed them to remain long at level "kabatskih"
musicians, and 1993, at financial participation of
federation of free-style wrestling of Moscow, the
ensemble writes down the first album "Britska". After
album issue, gradual movement of ensemble on a ladder of
domestic show business has begun.
For fifteen years of existence, "Russian Rum", has
visited many camps. It is Germany and France, Poland and
Czechia, Hungary and Italy, Germany and Spain, Senegal
and Guinea Bissau, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. But all it
were either private invitations, or the international
festivals. To check up a demand of the actor probably
only during tour rounds. Not each of Russian "stars"
agrees on solo tour rounds because here you completely
depend on that, the people on your concert will come,
having spent thus certain sum, or not. It is the present
check of the relation of people to that you do.
Therefore ninety percent of domestic stars, having
stepped on the stage, are afraid to see before itself to
a floor an empty hall." Rum "have risked and have won.
1999 - round across Latvia (Riga, Daugavpils, Rezekne)
seven concerts - seven notices. 2000 - round America and
Canada for three months - seventy six concerts. 2007 -
performance in the main hall of Bulgaria on four
thousand places - the notice. The list does not join
tour rounds across Russia and on the countries a post of
the Soviet space.