Plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, Ukrainian ‘ethnic chaos’ band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. Rooted in Ukrainian culture but fusing Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian instrumentation, the quartet has created a truly trans-national sound. Expect moments reminiscent of Radiohead, Chicks on Speed and even Hip-hop.
With a name that literally translates as ‘give/take’, DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at Kiev’s Center of Contemporary Art by avant-garde theatre director Vladyslav Troitskyi. Theatre has left its mark on the band, with a strong visual aesthetic remaining an integral part of its thrilling live act.
Since its formation, DakhaBrakha has performed at festivals in over 30 countries, bringing Ukrainian melodies to the hearts and consciousness of Ukraine’s younger generation and music-lovers worldwide.
How To Get to the festival:
By rail: Brighton railway station is a 10-minute walk away with fast, regular services into Brighton from London (journey time just 52 minutes from Victoria or 56 minutes from London Bridge) and from along the coast. For up-to-the-minute travel information, visit Southern Railway or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
By bus: There are frequent bus services to Brighton Dome from all parts of the city. For information on local services, visit Brighton & Hove Bus Company.
Parking: On-street parking is very limited, but possible after 6pm and on Sundays. There are a number of car parks nearby.
More about the festival http://brightonfestival.org/