The Capitol Theatre is proud to present a very unique concert with world-music quartet DakhaBrakha on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office for $30. This performance is presented by Delta Beauséjour as part of the 2015-2016 Capitol Theatre season presented by Louisbourg Investments. Ticket holders are invited to a pre-show vodka tasting, presented by SNOWFOX Vodka, at 6:30 pm in the Capitol Lobby.
DakhaBrakha, Ukraine’s “ethno-chaos” band, does far more than introduce Ukrainian music or prove it is alive and well. Its musicians craft stunning new sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary resonances. With one foot in the urban avant-garde theatre scene of Kiev and the other in the village life that nurtured and protected Ukraine’s cultural wealth, the powerful voices of DakhaBrakha showcase the full fury and sensuality of some of Eastern Europe’s most breathtaking folklore. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language.
DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kiev Centre of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskyi. 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. It will help open up the potential of Ukrainian melodies and bring it to the hearts and consciousness of the younger generation in Ukraine and the rest of the world as well.
Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.
DakhaBrakha has played more than 300 concerts and performances and has taken part in numerous international festivals all over the world. Members are Marko Halanevych (vocals, darbuka, tabla, didjeridoo, accordion, trombone), Iryna Kovalenko (vocals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay, zgaleyka, piano), Olena Tsibulska (vocals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshka) and Nina Garenetska (vocals, cello, bass drum).
Tickets for DakhaBrakha are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (811 Main Street, Moncton). They can also be purchased by calling 506-856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 or online, at www.capitol.nb.ca.