DakhaBrakha (Ukraine) – SAN FRANCISCO

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DETAILS :

  •   Thursday, April 16, 2015
  •   7.30 pm
  •   201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, California 94102

ORGANIZER :

A sonic feast as well as a visual spectacle, Kyiv’s DakhaBrakha weaves ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant garde, and traditional instrumentation from around the world. With a name (ДахаБраха) that translates as “give/take” in old Ukrainian, the quartet began a decade ago as the musical component of avant garde stage performances at the DAKH Theater in Kyiv, cementing the group’s arresting visual image and signature theatrics. Over the course of five increasingly accomplished releases, DahkaBrakha has honed a musical approach based around unearthly vocal harmonies and thunderous percussion, augmented by floating cello and accordion sonorities. Heralded by Rolling Stone as the “Best Breakout” performers at 2014’s Bonnaroo festival, the band calls their music “ethno-chaos,” a moniker that perfectly describes their fearless appropriation of African, Asian, Arabic and Western influences in creation of their singular sound. With the recent political and social unrest in Ukraine, DakhaBrakha has taken on the mission of cultural ambassador, celebrating national pride in uncertain times through the limitless power of music.

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