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The Babushkas’ Pop Band

buranovskie-babushki-v-londoneWho knew? Apparently, there’s a pop band from Udmurtia made up of grandmas, several of whom were born in the 1930s and 1940s, called the “Buranovskiye Babushki”. Yes, it’s an ethno-pop group of eight elderly women, lol.

It doesn’t get much better than this.

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Buranovskiye Babushki represented Russia. They finished Buranovskiye Babushki of Russia perform  Eurovision Song Contest in Bakusecond. Two years prior to that they had put Russia on the map with “Dlinnaja-Dlinnaja Beresta I Kak Sdelat Iz Nee Aishon” (“Very long birch bark and how to turn it into a turban”), and finished third.

If you wonder why you may not have heard of them, yet, it could be because they generally sing in Udmurt, not exactly one of the top international languages. Yet, they do wow with their renditions of “Let It Be”, 4preview_RIAN_01128861.LR.ru“Hotel California”, and many other pop hits from decades gone by.

The grandmas are using the funds from their winnings to rebuild a historic church in Buranovo.

Would somebody give them a warm bowl of borsch or bake them some pechenie?


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