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DakhaBrakha in Lviv in 2009
Background information
MembersMarko Galanevych, Olena Tsybulska, Iryna Kovalenko, Nina Garenetska.

DakhaBrakha is a Ukrainian folk quartet which combines the musical styles of several ethnic groups.[1][2] It was a winner of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize in 2009.

DakhaBrakha is a project of the DAKh Center for Contemporary Art, led by Vladyslav Troitskyi and born as a live theater music crew. V. Troiskyi continues to be the band's producer. Members of DakhaBrakha participate in the Centre's other projects, notably in the all-female cabaret project Dakh Daughters, as well as in the annual Gogolfest festival.

Name etymology[edit]

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).


All of the members are graduates of the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Nina Harenetska takes part in Dakh Daughters project.


  • На добраніч (2005)
  • Ягудки (2007)
  • На межі (2009)
  • Light (2010)
  • Хмелева project (2012)
  • Шлях / The Road (2016)



DakhaBrakha performing at the Haldern Pop Festival in 2013.

DakhaBrakha was originally a daughter project of Ukrainian avant-garde theater, Dakh, and its artistic director, Vladislav Troitsky.[3]


DakhaBrakha performed in June 2014 at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival held in Manchester, TN. DakhaBrakha was invited to participate through the globalFEST showcase. They were proclaimed by Rolling Stone magazine as "Best Breakout" of the festival.[4]

Also they played at the Glastonbury Festival on the West Holts.[5]


  1. ^ Tsioulcas, Anastasia (January 16, 2014). "DakhaBrakha: globalFEST 2014". npr.org. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Pareles, Jon (June 17, 2014). "Put Language Aside, Then Let the Music Take Time to Speak". The New York Times. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  3. ^ ""Сны потерянных дорог" - на фестивале "NET"" ["Dreams of the Lost Road" - The "NET" Festival] (in Russian). tvkultura.ru. November 23, 2009. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Best Breakout: Dakhabrakha Photo - 45 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2014". rollingstone.com. 2016-06-16. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Glastonbury 2016 - DakhaBrakha". BBC Music Events. Retrieved 2016-06-27.

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