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Tickets are $15-30 (plus applicable service charges). They are available through the KiMo Box Office and Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.
This event is part of the 2017 Revolutions International Theatre (and Music!) Festival, put on by our friends at Tricklock Company. The 2017 festival dates have moved to March and will kick off on March 14. Stay tuned for more info!
A shadowy procession to the pounding of drums, to the murmur of a cello, morphs into an anthem, an invocation, a wild and wacky breakdown. Drones and beats, crimson beads and towering black lambs-wool hats all serve as a striking backdrop for an unexpected, refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music. This is the self-proclaimed "ethno-chaos" of Ukraine's DakhaBrakha, a group that feels both intimately tied to their homeland, yet instantly compelling for international audience.
"We just want people to know our culture exists," says Marko Halanevych of DakhaBrakha. "We want people to know as much as possible about our corner of the world."
The quartet does far more than introduce Ukranian music or prove it is alive and well. They craft stunning new sonic worlds for traditional songs, reinventing their heritage with a keen ear for contemporary resonances. With one foot in the urban avant-garde theater scene and one foot in the village life that nurtured and protected Ukraine's cultural wealth, DakhaBrakha shows the full fury and sensuality of some of Eastern Europe’s most breathtaking folklore.
"It's hard to know what to make of Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha when it first arrives on stage—oh, those tall, furry hats! But from the first moment the group starts performing, it's hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves... it's really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance."
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