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The Morality Issue

The Morality Issue

The Main Arcs in Storytelling

The Main Arcs in Storytelling

Aretha Franklin’s Astonishing “Dr. Feelgood

Aretha Franklin’s Astonishing “Dr. Feelgood

Is the golden age of TV taking its toll on writers?

Is the golden age of TV taking its toll on writers?

Dial B for Brexit: how Hitchcock would explain Britain’s current politics

Dial B for Brexit: how Hitchcock would explain Britain’s current politics

"Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play."

"Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play."

Join this fascinating debate organised  by Intelligence Squared

Join this fascinating debate organised by Intelligence Squared

Apple and its TV future

Apple and its TV future

Obama and his White House Survival Guide...Books!

Obama and his White House Survival Guide...Books!

A Real Central Casting Agent Casts The New Trump Administration

A Real Central Casting Agent Casts The New Trump Administration

Peter Lindbergh x New York City Ballet

Peter Lindbergh x New York City Ballet

Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5

Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5

‘La La Land’ Makes Musicals Matter Again

‘La La Land’ Makes Musicals Matter Again

Girls at Soho theatre - Runner up for Verity Bargate Award - sponsored by C7

Girls at Soho theatre - Runner up for Verity Bargate Award - sponsored by C7

Review: ‘13TH,’ the Journey From Shackles to Prison Bars

Review: ‘13TH,’ the Journey From Shackles to Prison Bars

This Modern-Day Western Is the Best Movie of the Summer

This Modern-Day Western Is the Best Movie of the Summer

The Pigeon Tunnel by John le Carré review – what made him write a memoir?

The Pigeon Tunnel by John le Carré review – what made him write a memoir?

DakhaBrakha – is world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine.

DakhaBrakha – is world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.

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 Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avant-garde theatre director – Vladyslav Troitskyi. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances – their shows have never been staged without the scenic effects.

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 to open up the potential of Ukrainian melodies and to 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.

At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theatre their musical spectrum is intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation”.

DakhaBrakha has played concerts and performances and has taken part in numerous international festivals in Ukraine, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Rumunia, Italy, Spaine, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norvegia, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Chine, Australia, USA, Canada, Columbia, New Zealand.

DakhaBrakha has common project with such a musicians: Port Mone (By), Kimmo Pohjonen Cluster (Fi), Karl Frierson (DePhazz) (Ge), Steve Cooney (IRL), Inna Zhelannaya (Ru), Kievbass (UA), Djam (UA-Iran), David Ingibaryan (Hu).

In March 2010 DakhaBrakha won one of the most prestigious Grand Prix prize named after S.Kuriokhin in the sphere of contemporary art and confirmed its actuality once again. In March 2011 DakhaBrakha became the discovery of Australian Womadelaide.

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