DAKHABRAKHA – Ukraine Ethnochaos

Friday Apr 21, 2017


York Theatre

639 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, BC

CONCERT IS SOLD OUT!  Sorry if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet. Hopefully we can bring them back again soon.
Opening before curtain time (at 7:30pm – 8pm) is Vancouver’s new Ukrainian talent, VOLODYMYR BENDZVIN. Come early, and enjoy his music (cello, vocals, looping) before the start of the concert, and have a drink from the theatre bar!

Check out his music here: https://bedzvin.wordpress.com/about/
DakhaBrakha is 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. http://www.dakhabrakha.com.ua/eng/BAND

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.

“Ukrainian folkdrone Björkpunk 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.” — Rolling Stone

“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