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DakhaBrakha

‘Musically, the whole experience is a riotous explosion of colour and reinvention. The classic Eastern European folk base is there, with belting, complex and hypnotic harmonies.’ — Hackney Citizen


Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel following their raucous sold-out 2022 engagement. 

Meaning “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language, their name signals the quartet’s unique brand of musical “ethno-chaos.”

By breaking down stylistic barriers and exploring shared resonances, DakhaBrakha re-territorializes foreign timbres into their own folk theater vernacular, giving new form to old customs, and creating an exuberant, entirely new, trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. 

Like expeditionary musical cartographers, DakhaBrakha remixes the map of world music, embodying an experimental, playful approach that cuts across traditional boundaries.


Funds provided by the NEA Challenge Grant Endowment.

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