DakhaBrakha is music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music.
DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskyi – and given the name that means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances – their shows are always staged with a strong visual element.
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.
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. At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre, their musical spectrum is at first intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation”.
LATE KING DAISY
Late King Daisy is the new project from Artur Dyjecinski. Dyjecinski has been focused on creating his new project, stockpiling songs and developing his craft for an album to be released in 2020. In a sense, over time, the songs have come to take on an identity of their own. As he explains. “I feel it deserves it’s own identity moving forward. The name feels like ‘me’ rather than a character that I inhabit, yet allows for an important separation and development.”
Lucky attendees of recent low key London shows have witnessed some startling performances, and the buzz is building…
DakhaBrakha / Late King Daisy
26 Jul 2019
11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington
London N16 8BH