Crazy homeland harmonies
filled with energy and joy.
Ukrainian folk music with
a zesty, punk drone flavor.
Guaranteed to surprise.
DakhaBrakha is, at one level, a Ukrainian folk quartet. But it's so much more.
Their performances maintain the energy and joy that define their music, bouncing off each other musically and emotionally. DakhaBrakha aims to keep Ukraine's musical and storytelling tradition alive by making it more accessible to a younger, international audience, a kind of self-proclaimed "ethno-chaos." They craft stunning sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary resonances.
The band's name derives from Ukrainian verbs Давати and Брати, meaning "give" and "take." Their Tiny Desk concert for NPR is the favorite of many around the world, including the producer, Bob Boilen.
This page is dedicated to Dakhabraka and the many musical traditions of Ukraine. We in the process world recognize that each and every culture offers something beautiful to the rest of the world and to the Soul in whose life the universe unfolds. One of the practices of process thought is to listen and receive, and then to give respect and appreciation to what we hear. Dakhabraka makes that easy. Their sound and novelty are contagious. Watch the concerts below. You'll see.
- Jay McDaniel, 3/20/22