DakhaBrakha - Program

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High School Series

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About DakhaBrakha DakhaBrakha means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. A quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, that reflects fundamental elements of sound and soul, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. This Ukrainian “ethno chaos” band was created in 2004 at the Kiiv Center of Contemporary Art by the avant-garde theatre director Vladyslav Troitskyi.

About DakhaBrakha’s Music After experimenting with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, thus creating the bright, unique and unforgettable sound of DakhaBrakha. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound. At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre, their musical spectrum is at first intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation.”

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Set List DakhaBrakha to provide

DakhaBrakha’s Musical Influences Russia


Africa and The Arab World



Questions for After the Concert Use the space provided to reflect upon and answer the questions below. 1. Identify another artist or band whose musical style is similar to that of DakhaBrakha. Explain what about the works of the artist or band makes it similar to that of DakhaBrakha. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ 2. DakhaBrakha’s performances are intensely visual in writing and sound. Describe what you visualized while listening to the songs during the concert. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ We’d love to read your thoughts! Pick your favorite question and send your response to openingnights@fsu.edu.

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