Friday, April 17, 2015

Give and Take: DakhaBrakha and "Buvayte Zdorovi"

Today's random song is by DakhaBrakha, a band from Ukraine that presents the styles of several different ethnic groups, including Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian instrumentation. Their name is a combination of two Ukrainian words meaning "give" and "take." All the groups members are graduates of the Kiev National University of Culture and Arts, and DakhaBrakha was originally a project of the avant-garde theater project called Dakh. This theatricality is embodied in their shows, including their on-stage costuming. This song, Buvayte Zdorovi, can be found on their 2014 album Light.