Part of the Christel DeHaan International Series
Producing sponsors: Karen & Clay Barnes
Supporting sponsors: Deborah & Doug Balogh
DakhaBrakha is a world-music sensation from Kyiv, Ukraine. They recently kicked off a U.S. tour just weeks after Russia invaded their country. The quartet’s name means “give/take” in old Ukrainian — and that’s exactly what they do. Cabaret, jazz, rock, and hip-hop are all part of the band’s DNA. They also explore all kinds of old Ukrainian folk styles, fed through the prism of the 21st century to create a world of unexpected new global music they have dubbed “ethnic chaos.” Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian, and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.
For years, DakhaBrakha has called themselves “ambassadors of free Ukraine.” Their shows have been punctuated with cries of “Stop Putin!” and “No war!” Now, they hear those demands reflected and amplified around the world – but for this current tour, the group had to take on a far more serious and urgent tone. The projected backdrops include videos of ravaged Ukraine, and the comments from the stage detail their country’s plight.
The Cabaret will provide opportunities online and at the performance for guests to give to Ukraine aid organizations.
Premium 2-tops: $95 | Premium: $90 | Banquettes: $90 | High Cocktail: $60 | Main Floor: $50
SophistiTIX Members (Under 35) | 25% off
Students | $25 (must show student I.D. upon arrival)