Friday, March 18, 2016

Word to Ukraine: DakhaBrakha and "Karpatsky Rep"

DakhaBrakha, a band from Ukraine that presents the styles of several different ethnic groups, including Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian instrumentation, brings us a tune called Karpatskyi Rep (Carpathian Rap). DakhaBrakha's 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. Karpetsky Rep can be found on their 2014 album Light. If you ever get a chance to see this band...just do it. You won't be disappointed.