DakhaBrakha: Standing With Ukraine
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DAKHABRAKHA FUND: https://www.sfjazz.org/dbfund
100% of donations to the DakhaBrakha Fund will benefit organizations supporting the people of Ukraine.
A group that has come to represent the spirit of a proud, defiant, and independent Ukraine in this time of tragedy and war, Kyiv’s DakhaBrakha is a sonic feast as well as a visual spectacle, weaving 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 over 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 six increasingly accomplished releases, DahkaBrakha has honed a haunting 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 world attuned to tragic events happening in Ukraine, DakhaBrakha has taken on the mission of cultural ambassador, celebrating national pride in uncertain times through the limitless power of music. They return with new music and material from their newest album, Alambari (Аламбарі).
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