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DakhaBrakha concert at SF Jazz Center (Thu, April 16)

April 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

DakhaBrakha concert at SF Jazz Center
Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:30 pm
Miner Auditorium
This hot Ukrainian folk-punk quartet weaves ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant garde, and traditional instrumentation from around the world.
With a name (?????????) that translates as “give/take” in old Ukrainian, the quartet began a decade ago as the musical component of avant garde stage performances at the DAKH Theater in Kyiv, cementing the group’s arresting visual image and signature theatrics. Over the course of five increasingly accomplished releases, DahkaBrakha has honed a musical approach based around unearthly vocal harmonies and thunderous percussion, augmented by floating cello and accordion sonorities.
Heralded by Rolling Stone as the “Best Breakout” performers at 2014’s Bonnaroo festival, the band calls their music “ethno-chaos,” a moniker that perfectly describes their fearless appropriation of African, Asian, Arabic and Western influences in creation of their singular sound.
With the recent political and social unrest in Ukraine, DakhaBrakha has taken on the mission of cultural ambassador, celebrating national pride in uncertain times through the limitless power of music.
“From the first moment the group starts performing, it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves. …utter brilliance. ” — NPR
“Visually striking and sonically mesmerizing ” — Broadway World
Admission: $25-$55
Tickets: http://www.sfjazz.org/events/2014-15/apr16/dakhabrakha
Website: dakhabrakha.com


April 16, 2015
7:30 pm


Nova Ukraine


SF Jazz Center
201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102-5108 United States
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