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What Is Sorrow To Me

by Mazaika

Emotional Russian folk songs,tangos and Gypsy instrumentals. Enjoy rich and powerfull singing of Igor Outkine who sang "Dark Eyes" in Cronenberg film "Eastern Promises"(2007) Check commercial with MAZAIKA as Meerkat Polka Band Play Corrie Theme Tune.
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1. Two Guitars
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2. Along The Street
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3. Turquise Rings
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4. Czardas
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5. Tell Me Why
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6. My Marusechka
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7. Lark
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8. Cosack's Dream
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9. Carusel
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10. I Will Recognaise My Sweet Heat By The Sroll
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11. Sirba
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12. Moon Shine
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13. What Is Sorrow To Me
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14. Ziguenerweisen
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15. Kalinka
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Album Notes
Mazaika (duo)
Line up:
Igor Outkine (Russia) - bayan (Russian accordion), vocals and midi accordion Roland FR7x ( unique one-man orchestra, sound of different bands and orchestras performed completely live with no backing tracks.)
Sarah Harrison (England) – violin, vocal, domra (Russian mandolin).

Russian folk and Gypsy, Balkan, Argentine and Russian Tango, Classical and Opera, Hot Club Jazz and Latin and International pop and rock .
Original music by Igor Outkine
Children’s show: “Peter and the Wolf” .
Live music accompaniment for a silent films.

Mazaika have given concerts and cabaret performances at Concert Halls and Music Festivals throughout Britain, Europe and the U.S.A. The notable concert venues include The QEH, the Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square, Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Le Quecumbar, London’s premier gypsy jazz venue and the Hollywell Room in Oxford.
Festivals include Holders Festival in Barbados, Rhythms of The World ( Hitchin) Pittenween Arts Festival and Belladrum Festival (Scotland), Wild Flower Festival (USA). Mazaika’s Cabaret performances at the Edinburgh Fringe 2005, 2006 and 2009 and were greatly received to high critical acclaim.
They recorded with Marc Almond and have appeared in concert with him several times.
Igor appeared on screen in the film Eastern Promises directed by David Cronenberg singing Russian Gypsy song Dark Eyes.

'Hugely entertaining... the duo frequently brought the house down'**** Scotsman
'An evening of magic and passion' Independent
'A lovely tenor voice... The Purcell Room became a tavern' Independent
'A real sense of pace'**** Herald
“ His singing and accordion playing demonstrate almost every musical genre you can think of.”
“You are the best entertainer I’ve ever seen, and I saw Elvis!” Audience member at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
“A lovely tenor voice…by the end of the evening the Purcell Room had become a tavern” Independent
“Wistful accordion… the worlds first headbanging accordionist” The Guardian
“Igor can play anything, a bit of a closet genius. The last time they played two sets of traditional tangos and with Sarah on violin they managed such a full sound for two people.” Barry James Leadbetter Tango Cats Bedford
“Seriously there are no tunes/genres he doesn’t know and he makes his instrument sound like a total orchestra.” Warren, Dance Inspired, Brighton
“I loved it too! Mazaika totally rocked! They were way better than recorded music .... and that's really saying something for me.” Alison Banning
“The Band were amazing! Thank you both for a really enjoyable evening.” Angie & Rick

Review from Edinburgh festival: [More reviews etc on our website]

Mazaika Duo:
Mazaika in Cabaret:
Mazaika Band:
The Lark (Romanian):
Kalinka (Russian folk) :
Minor Swing (Django Reinhardt):
Kai Yone (Russian gypsy song):
Lela Pala Tute (Gogol Bordello):
Oblivion (Astor Piazolla):
Libertango (Astor Piazzolla):
Kalashnikov (Goran Bregovich):
I feel good ( James Brown) :
Un Compromiso (Bolero):
9 de Julio (Argentine tango)::
Por Una Cabeza (Argentine tango):
Chacarera (Argentine tango): Listen to Igor
“Dark Eyes” clip from David Cronenberg film “Eastern Promises”:
“Just By Chance” (duet with Marc Almond) :
“Bohemian Rhapsody’ acoustic version (Queen):
“Europa” (Santana):
“Party medley”with drummer (Heart Break Hotel, Isn't She Lovely, Pretty Woman, Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone, Careless Whispers, I Willl Survive, Hotel California, I'll Meet You At Midnight, Mumbo Italiano, Bamboleo, Autumn Leaves)

Mazaika Hot Club Quintet
Line up:
Violin, two guitars, accordion/vocal and double bass.
Parisian style Jazz from repertoire and in style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli plus original compositions and beyond.
Fleur De Lavande:
Gypsy Fire:

Live music accompaniment for a silent film
I also would like to propose to you my live improvised music accompaniment on my "magic" midi accordion for a silent film.
“He (is) a sort of Russian Rick Wakeman of the button accordion, switches from a conventional instrument to a Midi accordion – a veritable Tardis of an instrument, much more than it appears, from which he coaxes everything from guitar tones and saxophone solos to a James Brown back-up band” Scotsman

“Nosferatu” (1922):
“Phantom of the opera” :!
“Nosferatu” (1922)

Past performances
"Piccadilly"(1929) Brockley Jack Film Club, Ivy House , Peckham, 4 Dec 2010
“The General”(1927) Cristal Palace Pictures,14th April 2011
"Piccadilly"(1929) Hackney Attic, 20 May 2012 ,
Triple bill of short films “The Champion” (Chaplin) ,“Two Tars” ( Laurel and Hardy), “The Boat’ (Buster Keaton) 8 January 2012, Hither Green Hall Cinema.
“Phantom of the Opera” (1925) Ivy House, Peckham, 26 Feb 2012
“Nosferatu” (1922) Ivy House, Peckham, 19 April, 2012
“The General”(1927) Prince Charles cinema, 17 May 2012
“The Man With Movie Camera” !1929) Rich Mix, 17 June 2012,


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charlie shafer

surprisingly astounding
Being a fan of gypsy jazz, manouch, western swing, and generally mutant fiddle and accordion music, I was excited to be turned on to this cd. After hearing it, I am astounded. Great virtuoso playing, but more importantly, great humor, and the showmanship comes through on the cd, which is rare indeed. Hope they play in my area, as I'll be there in a heartbeat. Buy this cd if you like any sort of killer violin music, classical or fiddle, and great accordion playing...the REAL accordion.

Bill C.

So Glad I Finally Found This CD
I'd been trying to find this recording for a year, and it was worth the wait. It is just loads of fun and Sarah's violin playing is phenomenal. I had heard Igor and Sarah performing as a duo on an NPR concert and was just blown away; this CD captures their live act well, and has a added advantage of the fuller sound provided by the bass and balalaika support.

music lover

Sarah's voilin playing is superb.
I was very impressed with Sarah's violin playing..
and the music is very authentic..I love it.