Women’s Vocal Ensemble

Listen to the Music of an All-Female A Cappella Group

Slaveya Vocal Ensemble, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is a women’s ensemble that has been performing as a group since 1984. We are especially interested in the vocal folk music of Eastern Europe, including the Caucasus, and neighboring regions.


We have released an album, On the Village Square: Songs from the Balkans and Beyond, that you can now listen to. You can purchase our CD by reaching out to us or through CD Baby and iTunes.

You may also listen to our songs through our YouTube channel. We hope that you enjoy our performances.

Featured Works

We appeared on Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra’s Wammie-award-winning album with Tatiana Sarbinska. The album, entitled “OCEAN: Songs for the Night Sea Journey,” is available online at CD Baby.

Neptune Reel/Woman of the House is the last track in the album. It was selected to be in a benefit collection entitled “Glass Half Full: 23 Women with Songs of Comfort and Strength.”


Several of our members were invited to be a part of a very interesting project held at the Library of Congress. “The 78 Project: Documenting Historic Sound in the Contemporary World” features musicians of various genres across the US.

Keep yourself updated with our events. We hope to see you there!


The World Music & Dance Institute is a nonprofit organization in the Washington area that produces concerts, dances, and workshops. On the other hand, Dancing Planet Productions is an organization that offers sound reinforcement and consultation for musical events.

This is an organization led by volunteers. Their main mission is to spread the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional American folk music and folklore.

Primack is a very talented singer who specializes in Balkan Romani songs. She is also a wonderful teacher.

They are a women's vocal group dedicated to vocal music from the medieval through Baroque periods of Western Europe. The group is directed by Vera Kochanowsky.

Cutting is a composer, arranger, and band leader. She is also the producer and creator of Songs for the Night Sea Journey, on which Tatiana Sarbinska and Slaveya Vocal Ensemble, appear.

This trio from North America is dedicated to performing and teaching traditional Georgian polyphonic vocal music.

Their group is dedicated to performing music rooted in Balkan, Slavic, and Caucasian women's vocal traditions.

They are a mixed-voice choir composed of very talented individuals. The choir is led by native Bulgarian Dessislava Stefanova.

They are a traditional Bulgarian band based in the Washington area.

This group is a Philadelphia-based women's vocal ensemble.

She is our group’s former artistic director and mentor.

This is an umbrella organization for a range of choral music, world music, and harmony singing activities.

This is a commercial site that offers sheet music for download.

They are a Georgian folk music and
dance ensemble.

This is a Bulgarian folk dance ensemble based in Washington, D.C. They are directed by Desi Jordanoff.