Dakh Daughters

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Dakh Daughters
Dakh Daughters in Perm in 2013
Background information
Genresfreak-cabaret, dark cabaret
Years active2012 (2012)–present
MembersNina Harenetska, Ruslana Khazipova, Tanya Havrylyuk, Solomia Melnyk, Anna Nikitina, Natalia Halanevych, Zo

Dakh Daughters is a Ukrainian music and theater project started in 2012 in Kyiv. The band consists of seven women, who play on various instruments and sing in different languages and dialects. They often use texts by famous authors in their lyrics (e.g. Taras Shevchenko, William Shakespeare, Iosip Brodsky, Charles Bukowski).

Dakh Daughters participants are members of different projects such as DakhaBrakha and Perkalaba. The band's name derives from the Dakh theater which is associated with the project.[1]

The band got famous after publishing video for the song "Rozy / Donbass" containing Shakespeare's Sonnet 35 and Ukrainian folk songs.[2][3][4][5] Another popular Dakh Daughters clip is video of their live performance on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv during the early Euromaidan protests in December 2013.[6]

Dakh Daughters has performed in various Ukrainian cities, as well as outside of the country (in Poland, Czech Republic, France, Russia and Brazil). They have taken part in such events as Zakhid Festival, HoholFest, Silent films festival in Odessa etc.

The first band's studio album IF containing 9 tracks was released in November 2016.[7]


  1. ^ Cultural focus: UKRAINE Archived 2014-04-13 at the Wayback Machine EaP Culture Programme Website
  2. ^ Rozy / Donbass
  3. ^ "Dakh Daughters взорвали российский YouTube своим "Фантастиш Донбасс"". Звуки.ру. 2013-08-15. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  4. ^ "Córy Dakha niosą pomoc" (in Polish). Kulturaonline.pl. 2014-03-25. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2014-04-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Елена Акимова Украинки взорвали YouTube песней «Фантастиш Донбас» Комсомольская правда, 8 августа 2013
  6. ^ Hannusya
  7. ^ "Dakh Daughters release a debut album". Dakh Daughters release a debut album. Retrieved 2017-05-26.


Dakh Daughters on SoundCloud