Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents


"From the first moment the group starts performing, it's hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves. …utter brilliance." - NPR Music

"Visually striking and sonically mesmerizing." - BROADWAY WORLD

“edgy, eerie harmony vocals with concertina, cello and percussion work, in an exhilarating set that seemed to sum up their country’s chaos and hope.” – The Guardian

Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha delivers a sonic feast that weaves traditional Ukrainian folk melodies into a musical tapestry of indie folk-rock, urban hip hop and pop. It's an avant-garde sound that’s been lovingly described as “ethno-chaos”!

Drones and beats, crimson beads and towering black lambs-wool hats all serve as striking visual spectacle for an unexpected, refreshingly new sound of Eastern European roots music. The group’s music is based on songs collected in Ukraine villages by folklorists, then infused by the global musicality of these four extremely talented musicians whose powerful and uncompromising vocal ranges include influences from American pop, African rhythms, Indian, Arabic, Russian, and Australian instrumentation ... all crafted with signature theatrics and hypnotic vocal textures.

It’s an utterly unique, transnational sound with a performance that has become a cult phenomenon around the world. If you love daring and awesomely unusual—then don't miss DakhaBrakha.

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre - Fall-Winter 2018/19 Brochure