December 23rd, 2011
Russkaja’s press kit says their name is a portmanteau combining “‘Russia’, ‘Ska’, and ‘Ja’”. It’s an opt moniker as the band has members from Germany, Austria, Ukraine, and Russia. And there’s ska here along with “turbo polka”. A perfect marriage of the Teutonic and the Slavic. Fans of The Ukrainians and Gogol Bordello should feel at home here.
This is their set from Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) at Kassel, Germany on 18 June of this year.
Ras Dwa Tri
Wolna I Ja
Medley: ? / Kasatchok Superstar / Dope Shit / ? / Barabani / Dobrij Abend / ?
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And here’s some footage from the show: