20 Aug 2016

DakhaBrakha

From Worlds of Music, 12:00 pm on 20 August 2016

DakhaBrakha

Dakhabrakha's village intellectual Marko Halanevych -

Dakhabrakha's village intellectual Marko Halanevych - Photo: Smial - Wikimedia Commons

Nina Garenetska and her cello painted with traditional Ukrainian folk motifs

Nina Garenetska and her cello painted with traditional Ukrainian folk motifs Photo: Smial - Wikimedia Commons

Iryna Kovalenko & Olena Tsibulska complete the group's trio of women

Olena Tsibulska & Iryna Kovalenko (pictured on accordion) complete the group's trio of women Photo: Smial - Wikimedia Commons

At this year's Taranaki WOMAD, audiences were thrilled by Ukraine's avant-garde folk quartet DakhaBrakha, with their trademark headgear - towering, Astrakhan hats made of coarse black lamb's wool. The three-women-one-man ensemble began in the world of theatre exploring Ukrainian folk culture. More than a decade later, they've become a worldwide hit on the festival circuit - just ask RollingStone Magazine who named them "Best Breakout" at Manchester's Boonaroo Music & Arts Festival 2014.

This Saturday at 2pm Global Sounds has highlights from two of their five albums: Na Mezhi (Guta Records Studio, Centre of Contemporary Art "Dakh," 2009) and Light (Shugar Studio, Centre of Contemporary Art "Dakh," 2010).

Hear them below with RNZ's Trevor Reekie:

  • In session: DakhaBrakha | WOMAD 2016
  • Musicians...
    Marko Halanevych - vocals, darbuka (goblet drum), tabla, didgeridoo, accordion, trombone
    Iryna Kovalenko - vocals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay (Cossack drum), zhaleika (folk clarinet), piano

    Light released in 2010

    Light released in 2010 Photo: CD Cover Art

    Olena Tsibulska - vocals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshka (Russian squeeze box)
    Nina Garenetska - vocals, cello, bass drum

    Music details....
    All traditional Ukrainian melodies arranged by DakhaBrakha

    Zhaba (Light)
    Vesna (Na Mezhi)
    Vals (Na Mezhi)
    Zainka (Na Mezhi)
    Divka Marusechka (Na Mezhi)
    Buvayte Zdorovi (Light)

     

    Na Mezhi released in 2009

    Na Mezhi released in 2009 Photo: CD Cover Art

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