The Dartz Russian Federation
The Dartz is a pop-folk (as they name themselves) band from Saint Petersburg, Russia. The band called their genre "pop-folk", meaning "popular, merry, modern, understandable, appealing, positive". The musicians are inspired by songs and dances of Europe: Irish, Scottish, Breton, Balkan, Spanish, Jewish, Scandinavian, Russian melodies. The band is extraordinary free with folk music, and almost always composes its own Russian texts, putting them onto traditional melodies, or sometimes translates the songs into Russian.