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  • country:Ukraine
  • region:Eastern Europe
  • style(s):Balkan, Ska
  • label:Eastblok Music
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:rock band
  • artist submitted by:Tomato Production

Line up

  • Andrii Slieptsov  (guitar)
  • Dmytro Kirichok (bass)
  • Dmytro Kushnir  (drums)
  • Dmytro Motuzok (accordion)
  • Maksym Boiko (trombone)
  • Oleksandr Iarmola (vocals, sopilka)
  • Roman Dubonos (trumpet)


Haydamaky is THE legendary cult band from Ukraine with a great live show and rocking Carpathian ska, folk punk, ethno rock’n’roll and reggae!

Haydamaky are a well known and legendary band for a long time now. For two decades the musicians were touring all over the world, serving us a fresh new style. Haydamaky combine the fascinating sounds of colorful Ukrainian folk music between melancholy and lightness with the driving power of fast ska, strong punk and wild rock sounds. The result is called Kozak Rock and definitely brings everyone to dance: ska fans, punks, Balkan freaks and the increasing group of followers of East European music culture. With an incredible energetic stage show and their explosive style mix Haydamaky rock like crazy and bring the Slavic soul to overboil!

In spring 2015 the band released its latest album "UkrOp".

Excerpt from "The World Wide Reference Book of the Nation’s Treasures", Europeana, 2008, virtual edition:

"Haydamaky have set a new European trend in Ukrainian music. The band has its own alternative identity, a base of genuine Ukrainian folk music and a distinct social message formed by a group of high level professional musicians. It is an intellectual ethno-system, an example of lively world music culture with elements of modern Kozak rock, dub, punk, reggae, ska, and historic Ukrainian and Balkan music treasures. ... "