Co-Presented with Portland Ovations and State Theatre
Direct from Kyiv, DakhaBrakha returns to Ovations with its self-described “ethno chaos” of folk-pop-punk. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. Experimenting with Ukrainian folk music, and accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, and Ukrainian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theater, their musical spectrum is at first intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation”.