DCCC Hosts Acclaimed Russian Performance Group ‘Barynya’

Nov. 20, 2012 – The world-renowned performing group “Barynya” brought a taste of vibrant European culture to Davidson County Community College. The Russian music, dance and song ensemble recently performed two concerts at the Davidson and Davie campuses.

The group donned colorful costumes during the appearance as they showcased Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, songs and virtuoso performances on traditional Russian folk instruments.

DCCC students found the performance remarkable – and they enjoyed learning about another culture that features such unique instruments and costumes.

“I loved the music played with the balalaika instrument,” says DCCC student Brandon Goins. “I’d love to learn how to play it one day.”

“Out of all of the campus international events, this was absolutely the best,” says DCCC student DeAries Jackson. “I even videoed the performance so I could show my friends.”

Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington, D.C., the United Nations, and the Russian Embassy in D.C.

 

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.