RUSALKI (Russian: mermaids)
is a world music a capella quartet
based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Rusalki sings traditional songs from
Europe, Asia and Africa. The group's original
arrangements give the old songs a new
lease of life and an unexpected sparkle.
The group sings in more than twenty-five languages. The program varies from Russian, Balkan and Roma to a more exotic mix of
songs from Lapland, Koerdistan, Vietnam,
Kenya, Nepal, Ireland, Pakistan and many
Most of the plural harmonies are sung without accompaniment, some with guitar or accordion.
The quartet - in sumptuous costumes - adds a
touch of theatre to its performance to enhance
the music and bridge the possible language gap.
Rusalki is linked to Musicians without Borders,
a worldwide organization that uses music as
a means of reconciliation, creating connections across ethnic and religious borders.
Rusalki are - Frouke Flieringa, Saskia Jelsma, Tatiana Kouzovkina, Peppina mac Ruairķ.