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DakhaBrakha is world music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, they have been leaving audiences breathless for more than a decade with their utterly unique mix of musical ideas.

Meaning “give and take” in old Ukrainian, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted at the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre. Their musical spectrum is intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring cultural and artistic liberation.

The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it’s really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.