ONUKA is a joint project of the famous Ukrainian sound producer and musician Eugene Filatov (The Maneken) and Nata Zhyzhchenko.
The name of the project (‘onuka’ means ‘granddaughter’ in Ukrainian) refers us to Nata’s grandfather, who was a famous craftsman of traditional Ukrainian musical instruments. His most precious gift – handmade sopilka – is a kind of a symbol and an essential element of many ONUKA’s songs.
ONUKA’s music is the bridge between the past and the future. The rich heritage of Ukrainian ethnic culture in the context of modern electronic sound acquires the weight, status аnd nobility, that has always been inherent to Ukrainian musical tradition. ONUKA is the first who managed to convey this to a wider audience, convincingly and with the taste.
ONUKA live show is a carefully thought-out program with its own internal dramatic composition and special atmosphere. It’s an intimate experience in which each listener is left alone with the artist’s music. At the same time, it’s a powerful pressure of energy that can cover bigger venues like a wave.
The concert cast of ONUKA is eight musicians: vocals, keyboards, rhythm section and folk instruments – two trombones, French horn, bandura and bugay.
The audience will find many surprises at almost every ONUKA show. Nata plays some parts on the Theremin, uses unique MIDI-Controller – the Tornado glove; overall concept complements the visuals.
ONUKA is one of the biggest Ukrainian music acts at the moment. Onuka feat. NAONI Orchestra of Traditional Instruments were the interval act at Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in Kiev in 2017.