DakhaBrakha

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WOMEX 2012 SELECTION!

DakhaBrakha is still somewhat of a cult phenomenon in Ukraine. For the past five years, this award-winning, theatrical quartet of multi-instrumentalist singers has been experimenting with Ukrainian folk melodies and rhythms, motifs of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, mixing genuine, ethnically specific material with minimalism. DakhaBrakha create wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern. The sweeping charisma of the act lies in its roots – Dakha Brakha was founded in 2004 by Vladyslav Troitskiy, the director of an avant-garde theatre Dakh, and the influence is still evident in the shows of the band.

The sweeping charisma of the act lies in its roots – Dakha Brakha was founded in 2004 by Vladyslav Troitskiy, the director of an avant-garde theatre Dakh, and the influence is still evident in the shows of the band.

DakhaBrakha are:

Marko Halanevych - vocals, darbuka, tabla, didgeridoo, accordion, trombone
Iryna Kovalenko - vocals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay, zgaleyka
Olena Tsibulska - vocals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshka
Nina Garenetska - vocals, cello, bass drum

List of selected festivals: Lowlands the Netherlands, Trans Musicales Rennes France, Sziget Hungary, Roskilde Denmark, Fusion Germany, Mundial The Netherlands, Ethnosur Spain, FMM SINES Portugal, Sfinks Belgium, Bardentreffen Nurnberg Germany, Haldern Pop Germany, Les Invites de Villeurbanne Lyon France, Stockholm Culture Festival Sweden, Les Traversées Tatihou France, Voix de Femmes Belgium, State X New Forms The Netherlands, WOMEX Greece, WOMAD The UK, CINARS Canada, Oslo World Music Festival, WOMADelaide Australia, TFF Rudolstadt Germany, Pohoda festival Slovakia, Eurockéennes Belfort (France), OFF Katowice (Poland), Balkan Trafik! in Brussels (Belgium), Les 3 Elephants (France), Art Rock (France), Haapavesi Folk Music (Finland), Festival de la Cité Lausanne, Kilbi Bad Bonn (Switzerland), Suds Arles (France), UWMF (South Korea), Esperanzah! (Belgium), Rainforest World Music (Malaysia), Gogolfest and many more in Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, France, Great Britain, Austria, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Finland, Slovakia, Italy, China, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Colombia, Malaysia, South Korea, more than 500 concerts in total.