Inna Zhelannaya, founder of the group Farlanders
Inna Zhelannaya is a Russian singer, founder of the group Farlanders (1994-2004).
Pretty girl was born on February 20, 1965 in Moscow.
In 1989, Inna decided to work with the rock band Alliance. You know, in 1994, the album Made In White received the Grand Prix de Radio France (Radio France International) for Best pop and rock music in the East.
Talented Inna, the first world music star of Russia, is known for combining old Russian folk songs with modern music.
In October 1998, the Moscow company Green Wave Records released the CD Foreigner, recorded in the Netherlands. And in late 1998, the band performed at the world’s largest forum of Ethnic Music Worldwide Music Expo (WOMEX) in Stockholm. After the forum the band received many invitations from different countries. Since 1998, FARLANDERS takes part in many festivals of ethnic, jazz, pop and rock music acts in Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland (including concert at the famous Sopot Festival), Czech Republic, Singapore, Scotland.
Their concerts are broadcasted by European radio and television stations – BBC (UK), ZDF, NDR, WDR, Radio Bremen (Germany), Radio France International (France), Radio Netherlands (Netherlands), Polish and Czech Television.
Inna founded the Russian super-group The Farlanders together with Sergey Starostin. By the way, Starostin was awarded the BBC’s prestigious World Musician of The Year award in 2003. This was, in large part, due to his work with Inna. To tell the truth, Inna and the Farlanders have performed in hundreds of prestigious festivals throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.
In 2000 the company Green Wave released the first album Moments. It was recorded during their performance at the club Moments in Bremen in autumn 1999.
Later, Inna began releasing series of solo recordings. Her records have charted in international categories in Germany, France, Russia and Asia.
Cocoon, based entirely on old Russian folk songs, was the first release of Inna in the USA.
In May 2017 Zhelannaya together with three vocalists (Margarita Kozheurova, Svetlana Lobanova, Alyona Lifshits) and Sergei Grebstel Kalachev presented the art project VILA to the public.