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DakhaBrakha

DakhaBrakha performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 23, 2017.

DakhaBrakha is a Ukrainian folk quartet which combines the musical styles of several ethnic groups. It was a winner of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize in 2009.

The group’s name derives from Ukrainian verbs Давати and Брати, meaning “give” and “take”, respectively – while also playing on the Art Centre’s name “Dakh” (literally ‘roof’ in Ukrainian).

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DakhaBrakha – Tiny Desk

People always ask me, “What’s your favorite Tiny Desk Concert?” Well, right now it’s the one recently performed by DakhaBrakha. The creative quartet from Kiev, Ukraine make music that sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard, with strands of everything I’ve ever heard.

I want the world to see this Tiny Desk Concert more than any other right now. It’s refreshing to hear the power of acoustic music and the many worlds of sound still waiting to be explored. — BOB BOILEN