Ukrainian EthnoPunk - Rolling Stone's Bonnaroo Fav
Rolling Stone’s “45 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2014” – Ukrainian folkdrone Bjorkpunk quartet Dakhabrakha went into Bonnaroo as unknowns but ended up with one of the most receptive crowds of the weekend. They got cheers for mournful accordion and apocalyptic cello sawing. Animal noises and bird whistles and howls got the audience to return favor, turning the tent into a happy menagerie."
DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art. After experimenting with Ukrainian folk music, the band added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, thus creating the bright, unique and unforgettable sound of DakhaBrakha. They strive to help open up the potential of Ukrainian melodies and to bring it to the hearts and consciousness of the younger generation in Ukraine and the rest of the world as well.
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.
In March 2011 DakhaBrakha was discovered by Australian Womadelaide and began their ascent in the international music scene. They have since played more than 300 concerts and performances and have taken part in major international festivals throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, and North America.
“Geography is something that defines the sound of music and when I hear the Ukrainian music of DakhaBrakha and hear their out-of-this-world harmonies and rhythms, I’m reminded how narrow the avenues of creation can be. DakhaBrakha simply touched my heart deeply-conjured emotions of longing and uncertainty with songs sung in a language I don’t understand, but in ways music can universally convey…” – NPR’s Bob Boilen of Tiny Desk Concerts explaining his Top Ten FavoritesVisit Event Website for More Info
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