Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland
DakhaBrakha returns, by popular demand, after a sold-out 2016 performance! This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their latest album, “The Road,” released in December 2016, as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha’s hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkin, African, Jazz and R&B.
Marko Halanevych vocals, darbuka, tabla, accordion
Iryna Kovalenko vocals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay, zgaleyka, piano
Olena Tsybulska vocals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshka
Nina Garenetska vocals, cello, bass drum
DakhaBrakha is world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethnic 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. Created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskyi. This theatre work left its mark on the band’s performances and their shows have never been staged without scenic effects.
At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre their musical spectrum is intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation.”