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Music band. Based in Ukraine.

DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskiy. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances – their shows have never been staged without the scenic effects.

The name “DakhaBrakha” is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time; it means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. The meaning of “giving” is obvious - to give music, joy, celebration, the whole spectrum of emotions, feelings and reflections that fresh music and singing bring with itself. But where “to take” from? The energy can be taken not only from a native “source” but from anywhere...

Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, thus creating bright, unique and unforgettable image of DakhaBrakha.

“DakhaBrakha” singers are Nina Garenetska, Iryna Kovalenko, Olena Tsibulska and Marko Halanevych. Instruments: Indian tablas, marakas, cello, accordion, dijeridu, bongo, darbuka, djembe, buddhistic gong, Carpathian bukhalo etc...

2004  Creation of DakhaBrakha

Selected Works

2004  Concert at the “Sheshory festival 2004” open-air, Sheshory, Ukraine

2005  Concert at the “Winged dragon” festival open-air, Nyírbátor, Hungary
  Solo concert at the Church of St. Vinsenta, Wroclaw, Poland

2006  Participation at the “Christmas Meetings with Nina Matvienko”, National Palace of   Arts "Ukraine", Kiev
  Concert at the opening of D.Dibrov's music project Red Square, Moscow, Russian   Federation
  Concert at the “Jazz-Koktebel” festival open-air, Koktebel, Ukraine

2007  Concert at the opening of the museum of contemporary art "ArtArsenal"  (Visual Arts   International Competition "EIDOS 2006/2007". Museum of Contemporary Art - laboratory,   improvisation) at Kiev Art Arsenal, Ukraine
  Concert at the "Kraina Mriy" festival. Open-air, Kiev, Ukraine

2008  Participation in performance of opening 38th Kyiv International Film (organized by   "Molodist" festival), “Ukraine Palace”, Kiev, Ukraine
  Сoncerts at the Festival of World Cultures 2008. Open-air, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin,   Ireland

2009  Participation at the opening of the 53rd Venice Biennale with the exhibition entitled   “Steppes of Dreamers”, Palazzo Papadopoli, Venice, Italy
  Concert with Steve Cooney at the Festival of World Cultures 2009, Kingston Hotel   Ballroom, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  Concert at the party "GogolFest on St.Mykola`s Day", Art Cultural and Museum Complex   "Art Arsenal", Kiev, Ukraine

2010  Participation at the performance "Prologue to Macbeth" at the "Teatr-Akcje" festival,   Museum of Marii Konophickiej, Suwalki, Poland
  Concert with Kimmo Pohjonen Kluster at the Helsinki Festival, Huvila Festival Tent,   Helsinki, Finland
  Participation at “Gogolfest 2010”, Kiev, Ukraine.

2011  Concerts at the "WOMADelaide festival", Botanic Park, Adelaide, Australia
  Participation at the “Festival Passages”, Metz and Nancy, France