Dakha Brakha 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, mixing genuine, ethnically specific material with minimalism. DhakhaBrakha create wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern.
....Insistent song melodies, gathered partly from the band's trips to Ukraine's villages, developed and made rich, fierce, dark and wild by overlaying and criss-crossing them, over grinding, propulsive textures of drums, wild cello, wheezing accordion, reedy-squealing zhaleika and bagpipe, bubbling trombone, narrowing focus to heart-rending, impassioned solo vocals. Andrew Cronshaw about the album "Na mezhi" for fRoots Magazine.
"This is a phenomenal Ukrainian outfit, mixing genuine, ethnically specific material with minimalist jazz and the precision of techno-beats, too... They're making the natural folk music of the future."
"Leisurely crawl with a bow on the cello, tapping rhythms of nomadic tribes, blowing fur accordion, singing in a stentorian rural votes, they are creating one large, loud etnodzhaz absolutely hypnotic persuasion, and the transition to the English Language Society and forth, alternating between quiet lamentations with dancing ditties, knit Ukrainian marriage with African funeral, folk traditions with quick-sand minimalism... ..."DakhaBrakha" - this is perhaps an example of what can be sought and found in the ancient traditions, and in them is important, not so much Authentic as present in the soil strength of the music.. " Aleksandr Gorbachev, "Afisha Moscow" 10.11.2009
The music of DakhaBrakha is used in more than 10 films and is in the new film of famous Iranian director Mohsen Makmalbaf.
List of selected festivals: WOMAD, CINARS, Oslo World Music Festival, WOMADelaide, TFF Rudolstadt, EthnoPort, City of Women, Helsinki festival, Pohoda festival, Mundial festival, The Festival of World Cultures, 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, more than 300 concerts in total.
Live- album "Na dobranich", "Guta Records" studio, 2005
"Yahudky", "Guta Records", 2007
"Na mezhi""Guta Records", 2008
"Light", "Guta Records", 2010
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