• Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents
    Ukrainian World Music/Punk-Folk
    DakhaBrakha – In Concert
    Sunday, December 7, 2014
    In Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES, CA – November 19, 2014 – Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is proud to present Ukrainian punk-folk quartet DakhaBrakha – In Concert on Sunday, December 7, 2014. DakhaBrakha is an award-winning Eastern European ethno-chaos quartet, driven by drums, cello, and vocals from members Marko Halanevych, Olena Tsybulska, Iryna Kovalenko, and Nina Garenetska. The world music event, which starts at 7:30pm, is part of DakhaBrakha’s current U.S. and European tour. At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre, the group’s musical spectrum spans a range from intimate to riotous, mining the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms.


    The show will take place at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 (310-286-0553). Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students. A no host bar will be available. For more information on this event, please visit TRK’s event page here and the Facebook Event Page here. Tickets are available online here. To learn more about Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.

    DAK2DakhaBrakha on NPR Music Front Row
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    Ukrainian punk-folk quartet DakhaBrakha, from Kyiv, Ukraine, creates unexpected “ethnic chaos” world music. The quartet does far more than introduce Ukrainian music or prove it is alive and well. They also craft stunning new sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with an ear for contemporary resonances. With one foot in urban avant-garde theatre and one foot in the village life that nurtured and protected Ukraine’s cultural wealth, DakhaBrakha shows the full fury and sensuality of Europe’s breathtaking folklore.

    The name, DakhaBrakha, means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH,” by theatre director Vladyslav Troitskyi, DakhaBrakha experiments with Ukrainian folk music, with added rhythms from the surrounding world into their music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian, and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

    Refined yet saucy, eerie yet earthy, ritual and ribald Ukrainian music has languished in relative obscurity, though its achievements are diverse and sophisticated including complex polyphonic singing with interlocking lines so tight the ears buzz, long and philosophical epics, humorous ditties, instrumental virtuosity, and raucous dance tunes. Urbane composition, rural celebration, Asian influences, and Western harmony have all combined to give contemporary musicians a true wealth of potential sources. DakhaBrakha knows these sources well. The band’s female vocalists have spent many summers traveling around Ukrainian villages, collecting songs and learning from elder women in remote areas. Like village tradition-bearers, they have spent years singing together, a fact that resonates in the beautifully close, effortlessly blended sound of their voices.

    All four DakhaBrakha members are graduates of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. The group has played more than 300 concerts and performances and has taken part in numerous international festivals all over the world including performances in Ukraine, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, China, Australia, the United States, Canada, and Columbia.

    Fresh from lauded appearances on Prairie Home Companion and at Bonnaroo, the group has been touring the U.S. and Europe this autumn. Rolling Stone dubbed the band’s recent Bonnaroo appearance the “Best Break Out,” gushing that DakhaBrakha had “one of the most responsive crowds of the weekend.”

    “We just want people to know our culture exists,” muses Marko Halanevych of DakhaBrakha,  “We want people to know as much as possible about our corner of the world.”

    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
    Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theater welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows. TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures and to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

    • Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com
    • TRK Event Page – http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com/2014/08/03/dakha-brakha-concert
    • TRK on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Theatre-Raymond- Kabbaz/43864706321
    • Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/323300474519824
    • DakhaBrakha Official Site – http://www.dakhabrakha.com.ua/eng/BAND

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview, or request concert tickets, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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    Confirmed 2014/2015 TRK Event Schedule*

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 • Ukraine • World Music/Punk-Folk
    DakhaBrakha – In Concert
    Event: 7:30pm

    Saturday, March 7, 2015 • France • World Music/Gypsy Jazz/Klezmer
    Les Yeux Noirs – In Concert
    Event: 7:30pm

    *Additional events will be added throughout the 2014/2015 season.


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