Olga Arefieva

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Olga Arefieva
Olga Arefieva 2007.jpg
Background information
Birth nameOlga Arefieva
Born (1967-09-21) 21 September 1967 (age 51)
Verkhnyaya Salda, Russia
GenresSinger-songwriter, rock, folk, dance
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, poet
Years active1985-current

Olga Arefieva (Arefeva) (born 21 September 1967, in Verkhnyaya Salda) is a Russian singer-songwriter, poet and musician.[1] She graduated from Gnessin State Musical College (her teacher was Lev Leshchenko), founded band "Kovcheg" (The Ark), composed more than 400 songs, issued 15 music albums, and won the literary prize of the magazine Znamya for her poems.

Her poetry was described by literary critics as a combination of realism and mysticism, possibly inspired by the absurdism of Daniil Kharms or the magic realism of Gabriel Márquez.[2]

She is a member of the Union of Russian Writers. In 2004, she began to supplement her concerts with the theater performance group "Kalimba". In 2008 she published a science fiction book, Death and Adventures of Efrosinya the Beauty, which won a literary award.


  • Batakakumba, Arefieva and band The Ark, 2000[3]
  • Anatomy, Disk 1 and Disk 2, 2000[4][5]
  • Concert on radio, 2002[6]


  1. ^ Rock Away Summer at Love Street by Alexander Kushnir, "Moscow Times" July 28, 1994
  2. ^ Subject of death in works by Olga Arefieva (Russian) by Anna Aleksandrova, Русский язык, литература, культура в школе и вузе. Киев, 2009. N6 (30). С. 40-45.
  3. ^ Batakakumba
  4. ^ Anatomy, Disk 1
  5. ^ Anatomy, Disk 2
  6. ^ Concert on radio

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Examples of songs on YouTube posted by author