Intro of Vadim Kolpakov, 7-string guitarist, Russian-American Roma talent on OPA!
15 April 2022
Vadim Kolpakov with Madonna at the Sticky & Sweet tour
Vadim Kolpakov and Madonna dancing on stage
Aluna Lepadatu from the OPA! team interviewed Vadim Kolpakov, the worldwide known Roma 7-string Russian-American guitarist performing and teaching music in Charlotte, United States for more than 15 years. He was brought up in a traditional Roma family in Russia.
In the short interview, you can learn how Madonna ended up inviting the Kolpakov Trip with Vadim and Alexander Kolpakov and Arkadiy Gips to play with them at the SWEET & STICKY WORLD TOUR in 2008 and 2009.
Vadim thanks Madonna:
Vadim was one of the students in the family of Alexander Kolpakov, Vadim's uncle, known by many as Sasha. Sasha is one of the key actors of the ROMEN Theatre in Moscow, Russia, the first and oldest Roma theatre on our planet.
Vadim and Alexander Kolpakov playing on stage:
To explore the wide variety of music from Vadim and his musical collaborations, or if you wish to book them, visit his page: https://vadimkolpakov.com/