Qarpa

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Qarpa
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Performance on Maxno-Fest
Background information
Origin Ivano-Frankivsk, later Kyiv (Ukraine)
Genres industrial music, punk rock, hardcore punk, trip hop
Years active 1992–present
Website Qarpa
Members Irena Karpa
Oleh Artym
Artur Danijeljan
Jevhenija Smoljanynova
Andrij Kohut

Qarpa (before 2007 called Faktychno Sami, Ukrainian: Фактично Самі /fɑk'tɪt͡ʃnɔ sɑ'mi/) is an Ukrainian industrial band originally from Ivano-Frankivsk. The band's frontwoman is Irena Karpa—Ukrainian singer and writer. The band released eight studio albums.

The band took part in many festivals and was a laureate of "Alternative", "Chervona Ruta" and "Majbutnje Ukrajiny" festivals. In 2004 the members of "Faktychno Sami" shot the film "Kyiv. Limited Edition", which was later presented in Molodist film festival.

Also the band is famous of their antiglamour parties like «Second-hand of the Stars» or «Lucifer wants go home».

The band's old name, Faktychno Sami, in Ukrainian means "actually alone".

Current members[edit]

  • Irena Karpa (Ірена Карпа) – vocal (since 1999)
  • Oleh Artym (Олег Артим) – guitar, programming (since 1992)
  • Artur Danijeljan (Артур Данієлян) – bass, programming (since 1999)
  • Jevhenija Smoljanynova (Євгенія Смолянинова) – cello (since 2003)
  • Andrij Kohut (Андрій Когут) – drums (2005–2010), soundman (since 2010)

Albums[edit]

External links[edit]