Troika Balalaikas first formed in San Francisco in 1976, performed concerts throughout the United States and Canada, and recorded two albums. They eventually became based in Atlanta, Georgia and have added a third recording to the list, "Russian Carousel".
From the Steppes to the Caucasus, the Kremlin to the Crimean, the Troika Balalaikas bring you music from the heart of the vast Russian continent. This unique ensemble performs on various sizes of balalaikas, a three stringed triangular shaped instrument, as well as and the round-bodied three-stringed domra. Singing in the Russian, the ensemble recreates a sense of old world history and the spirited excitement of Russian folk melodies and rhythms.