The hot Ukrainian folk-punk quartet DakhaBrakha, whose name means “give-take” in old Slavonic, does far more than introduce Ukrainian folk music or prove that it is alive and well. They craft stunning new sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary resonances - “everything from punk-pop to (African grooves) in cool yet beguiling textures..." (National Public Radio). With one foot in the urban avant-garde theater scene and another in the village life that nurtured and protected Ukraine’s cultural wealth, DakhaBrakha shows the full fury and sensuality of some of Eastern Europe’s most breathtaking folklore.
Last summer, DakhaBrakha became the ‘Best Breakout’ of Bonnaroo festival, USA. Rolling Stone reported: “They 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.”