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DakhaBrakha at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium A sonic feast as well as a visual spectacle, Kievs DakhaBrakha weaves ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant garde, and traditional instrumentation from around the world. With a name () that translates as give/take in old Ukrainian, the quartet began a decade ago as the musical component of avant garde stage performances at the DAKH Theater in Kiev, cementing the groups arresting visual image and signature theatrics. Over the course of five increasingly accomplished releases, DahkaBrakha has honed a musical approach based around unearthly vocal harmonies and thunderous percussion, augmented by floating cello and accordion sonorities. Heralded by Rolling Stone as the Best Breakout performers at 2014s Bonnaroo festival, the band calls their music ethno-chaos, a moniker that perfectly describes their fearless appropriation of African, Asian, Arabic and Western influences in creation of their singular sound. With the recent political and social unrest in Ukraine, DakhaBrakha has taken on the mission of cultural ambassador, celebrating national pride in uncertain times through the limitless power of music.Artist PersonnelMarko Halanevych accordion, percussion, vocalsNina Garenetska cello, percussion, vocalsIryna Kovalenko keyboards, percussion, vocalsOlena Tsybulska percussion, vocalsArtist Websitedakhabrakha.com"From the first moment the group starts performing, it's hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves. utter brilliance. " NPR"Visually striking and sonically mesmerizing " Broadway WorldSave
World Music Series: DakhaBrakha DakhaBrakha is a world-music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian ethno-chaos band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means give/take in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartets astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. More information... Location: Harper HallPrice: Adults: $10; Students/seniors: $5; Lawrence Community: FreeContact: Box Office firstname.lastname@example.org 920-832-6749Save
Manager: Iryna Gorban
Bio: DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskiy. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances – their shows have never been staged without the scenic effects.
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“For the past five years or so, this award-winning, theatrical quartet of multi-instrumentalist singers has been experimenting with Ukrainian folk melodies and rhythms, under musical director Vladyslav Troitskyi. DhakhaBrakha create wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern. They ground their musical experimentation in the ritualistic songs of Ukraine and other Slavic neighbours and venture into a whirlwind of explosive rhythms and sounds from Asia and Africa. Their sound is at once wildly exciting and then mesmerising and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with the jazz and trance sounds that typify World Music.”
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Q: Your English is very good; did you learn it in school? Jen Swystun, Vancouver Island, Canada
A: Thank you! It's a really great compliment. We try to improve our English, but singig in English is much easier that speaking)
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