Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8 PM
State Ballroom, Talley Student Union
A hit at New York’s GlobalFest 2014 (dubbed “subversive Ukrainian punk-folk”), this quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound rooted in Ukrainian culture, accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation.
They call themselves an “ethno-chaos” band, creating a world of unexpected new music, combining drums, accordions, cello, didjeridoo, and stunning, complex vocals into a breathtaking sound steeped in Ukrainian roots music, yet refreshingly modern.
Pre-show discussion with guitarist Alex Gorodezky, 7 PM, Room 3285, Talley Student Union.
"The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it's really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.” – NPR
[3:05] DAKHABRAKHA: NPR MUSIC FRONT ROW
State Ballroom setup for the DakhaBrakha show: