Friday, November 17, 2017, 8pm

The Music Center

$28 - $58


An “ethno-chaos” quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, bending genres, and reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, thrilling audiences across the globe. DakhaBrakha’s powerful and unique compositions are performed with authenticity and dramatic flair, guaranteeing a live show that’s filled with surprises. You’ll experience otherworldly four-part harmonies, propulsive rhythms, and soundscapes featuring eclectic instrumentation from around the globe. Although the group’s aesthetic is rooted in Ukrainian culture and folklore, it is a true world music amalgam, borrowing sounds from traditional Indian, Arabic, Australian, African, and Russian music.

  • The name “DakhaBrakha” means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language.
  • DakhaBrakha composed an original soundtrack for the classic Soviet film Earth by Aleksandr Dovzhenko which the group occasionally performs live alongside a screening of the film.
  • You’ll see some amazing instruments on stage you may have never heard (or heard of) before, such as the bugay, djembe, zgaleyka, garmoshka, and darbuka.

This concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

The Path of the Artist in Times of Conflict 
6:45–7:30PM in Education Center Room 402
Free with concert ticket. Registration highly recommended. 
Register for the Preconcert Lecture online.

  This performance is part of Strathmore’s Windows to the World series of international performances. Check out the full line-up and join the Global Voices Club.

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