DakhaBrakha are 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. They return to Brighton for their first show at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.
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 quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.
After experimenting with Ukrainian folk music, the band has 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.
“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
“All that’s left to do is pick up our jaws from the ground, for DakhaBrakha’s diapasons and vocal ranges are second to none. And all I can do is convulse in the ecstatic rhythm of ‘Carpathian rap’” — WNUR 89.3 FM
With support from:
Moulettes - Hannah Miller, Oliver Austin, & Jim Mortimore
Brighton-based multi-instrumentalists Moulettes are an eclectic, progressive hybrid who have always put an adventurous approach to Art at the heart of their craft.
The band’s synergy and tightness is a testament to their relentless touring schedule, and their distinctive, cello-led music is distinctive in its sharp songcraft and musical range.
“Huge, complex and compelling. One of the most thrillingly nimble musical ensembles the UK has produced in decades." - Prog Magazine.
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Dates & Times
Thursday 30 November, 20178:00pm