DakhaBrakha: One Year After the Invasion
February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$30
One year after the devastating Russian invasion of Ukraine, OZ Arts is proud to host the defiant and beautiful voices of Ukrainian ensemble DakhaBrakha. With power and passion, they weave ancient Ukrainian melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, Hip-hop, the avant-garde, and traditional instrumentation from around the world. The folk-punk quartet has honed a haunting musical approach based around unearthly vocal harmonies and thunderous percussion, augmented by floating cello and accordion sonorities. Heralded by Rolling Stone as the “Best Breakout” of 2014’s Bonnaroo festival, their irresistible live shows have captivated audiences the world over.
Political and social activism — including calls to “Stop Putin!” — has long been part of DakhaBrakha’s messaging. A month into the Russian-Ukrainian war, the group escaped from their home city of Kyiv to start touring once again. They are now performing internationally to support Ukraine, raising money and awareness as cultural and humanitarian ambassadors.