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 song "I Dont' Care" by Igor K. was accepted to a movie called "Love Hurts" November 2009, also song "In The Garden" took a place at the Blizz Con 2009 dance contest. Igor K. of Limpopo has written a movie score for movie called “Crossing Numbers”, which is going to be seen all over US at the movie festivals.. Limpopo music is part of “Icon” with Patrick Swayze, “Melcolm In The Middle” with “Traffic In Moscow” song, ” Euro Trip”in soundtrack as well, " Blade 2 " " 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" with Limpopo song in it.."Happy Face" with Ann Margaret and Henry Thomas. 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.Igor Khramov’s song " In The Garden " from " Limpopo Unplugged "CD made it to the final at the John Lennon’s 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 has just released their 6th album “Live In Raleigh” 2007.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!
Yuri Fedorko: Accordion, vocals, dancing, acrobatics
Gregori Rasputin: Drums
Leo Chelyapov: Clarnet, Keyboard, vocals
Igor Khramov: Lead singer, balalaika, trombone
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 15 - 90 minutes
Better yet, if you've already seen them live, you'll know what all the applause and laughter is about. Singing, dancing and just plain goofing around, Limpopo will absolutely knock you out!
Would you like to see Limpopo live?
Please come to Roxy Theatre on Sunset Blvd. November 4th.,2010 9pm.
Enjoy new musical approach!
This time around It's all about music.
5 vocal mikes, 1 DI, 4 instr. inputs
Russian Folk and energy + jazz-funk ones in a while.
Past Booked Dates:
11-04-2010 — Roxy Theatre
09-18-2010 — El Segundo Library 2pm
08-01-2010 — Folkorama Fest, Winnipeg Canada, Russian Pavilion, Aug.1st. - 8th.
07-04-2010 — Mexico Tour with Aga-Boom, July 4th. - 14th.
06-27-2010 — Wild Flower Shop, Northridge as Limpopo and Raving Polka
05-18-2010 — Helsinki Finland, Savoy Theatre with Aga-Boom, May 18th.- 31st.
05-11-2010 — Pittsburgh Chlidren's Fest with Aga-Boom, May 11th. -16th.
04-25-2010 — Wedding Party Glendale, CA
04-16-2010 — Northridge Cal State University
04-11-2010 — Sage Hill Multicultural Fest, Newport Coast
01-31-2010 — San Francisco Russian Fest 2450 Sutter St.
01-30-2010 — San Francisco Russian Fest January 2450 Sutter St.
01-29-2010 — San Francisco Russian Fest 2450 Sutter St.
10-31-2009 — Villa Saverios October Fest
10-11-2009 — Orange County Accordion Festival
10-02-2009 — Hemet October Fest TBA
09-18-2009 — THE G2 GALLERY, Venice, CA
09-12-2009 — The Doctor Zhivago Benefit Event Ross,CA
08-02-2009 — Folkorama 8 days
04-10-2009 — Caltural Center On The Reef Miami
03-20-2009 — Cultural Event Santa Barbara
03-12-2009 — With Agaboom 3 days
12-13-2008 — Purshing Square Los angeles
12-06-2008 — Private Canyon County
10-18-2008 — Woodbury University as Polka Band
10-05-2008 — Russian Festival Los Angeles
10-04-2008 — Corporate Event Pasadena
08-23-2008 — Cotati Accordion Festival Aug.23-24
08-02-2008 — Folkorama, Winnipeg, MB Festival Aug. 2-9
07-29-2008 — City of Palo Alto Twilight Series Concert
07-24-2008 — Denver,CO Tour July 24-27
07-18-2008 — Pershing Square, Los Angeles
06-22-2008 — Annual Russian Fest, Hollywood, CA
06-15-2008 — Holy Trinity Church, Oxnard, CA
06-07-2008 — University Preparatory School, Redding, CA
05-29-2008 — Little New York/Russian Cuisine, Hollywood
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