Kommuna Lux

The Musical Cooperative «Kommuna Lux» is a hooligan orchestra formed in 2014 from native and adopted sons of Odesa-Mama.

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The band is known primarily for their style – a mixture of street gangster folklore, Jewish folk music ana Balkan rhytmes, which the musicians themselves call ‘odessa gangsta folk’. The independent spirit of the band and their stage ingenuity earned their spot on the canvas of Ukrainian pop music.

Unforgettable Odesa mysteries, seasoned with special humor, branded "tricks," bargaining and uninvited guests made Kommuna Lux a hallmark of Odesa itself.

At the same time, the group continues to expand its geography and to conquer foreign audiences: this time in Europe. Sommerfestival Der Kulturen in Stuttgart, FolkHerbst Preisverleihung, International Klezmer Festival Fürth in Germany alone. They’ve also played small venues, solo concerts, and collaborations in France, Spain, Poland, Belgium
and Netherlands. At the international folk music festival in the German city of Plauen, the band received the audience prize and the enthusiasm of European critics:

«The proximity to the sea characterizes this city and the way of living. This sense of life has attracted many artists, intellectuals and bohemians, who have left a mark on the city’s culture. The group receives inspiration from this mix of cultures. They do not represent glamorous Odessa with opera houses and theatres, musicians of the band consciously draw
another picture of their homeland. It’s a world of small crooks, thieves, free-spirit people. The sound of streets and yards.»

participating in

  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX 2018
  • virtualWOMEX

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