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World Music Institute
November 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
World Music Institute continues its Counterpoint series with DakhaBrakha.
WMI’s Counterpoint series showcases contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what world music can mean as the divisions between cultures become less prominent in the 21st century.
When & where
Sunday November 19, 2017 @ 8pm
Littlefield, 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
Tickets $25 advance / $30 day of show
DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev, Ukraine, that reshapes ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music. The band also adds rhythms of the surrounding world into their music - like accompaniments by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation - which create their bright, unique and unforgettable sound.
Created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskyi, the theatre work left its mark on the band’s performances and their shows have never been staged without scenic effects.
With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in Ukrainian village culture, the group’s self-proclaimed “ethno-chaos” is a refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music.