Advance ticket price till 3 December 2022
DakhaBrakha is one of the most famous bands from Ukraine, as well as from the whole of Eastern Europe. Their absolutely unique style, called “ethno-chaos” by the artists themselves, combines influences of traditional Ukrainian folk songs with experimental improvisations, the roots of which can be traced from Africa to Australia.
DakhaBrakha’s concert is an inspiring, non-obvious performance that sticks in your memory for a very long time. It is no exaggeration to call them the most recognizable ambassadors of Ukrainian culture in the world. After all, they have already played in the huge concert halls of Europe, Asia, and the Americas, as well as at the largest popular music festivals, including the legendary Glastonbury, and videos from the studio are going viral in no time. DakhaBrakha's music’s uniqueness comes from the message’s authenticity and power achieved through seemingly simple means. The traditional instrumentation combined with the moving vocals of the artists creates a performance that absorbs the listener completely.
DakhaBrakha was formed in 2004 at the Kyiv Centre for Contemporary Art “DAKH” – the name of the ensemble comes from the Old Russian words даха and браха meaning “to give” and “to take”.
It consists of:
Marko Halanevych – vocals, darbuka, tabla, didgeridoo, accordion;
Iryna Kovalenko – vocals, djembe, bass drum, accordion, percussion instruments, bugay, zgaleyka, piano;
Olena Tsibulska – vocals, bass drum, percussion instruments;
Nina Garenetska – vocals, cello, bass drum.
The artistic director and originator of the ensemble is the avant-garde director Vladyslav Troitskyi, thanks to whom DakhaBrakha’s performances are so visually remarkable.