DakhaBrakha - Ethno-Chaos Band

June 2007 - came out the first studio CD ethno-chaos band "DakhaBrakha"
Consert album of ethnic chaos band "DakhaBrakha"
(You can download tracks from album
and look through the booklet on the site)

The world of unexpected, intimate and new music.

World originates from Chaos.

Music evolves from ethnic soul.

Ethnos + chaos - the combination of two fundamental substances, create the world of music

 in a variety of native melodies and rhythms.

DakhaBrakha - is a name of a new band which plays the contemporary-folk music - ethno-chaos.



1. "Kozak" - 2:02 хв. (8,01 МБ)

2. "Ay L'uli" - 8:53 хв. (30 МБ)

3. "Macbeth Prologue" - 17:22 хв. (60 МБ)

4. Dream about Piazzolla - 10:28 хв. (20 МБ)


The name is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time.

Dakha/Brakha means “give/take” in old Ukrainian language.

Dah (Dakh) - is a place, there the group was created - The Centre of Contemporary Arts “DAKH”.

Pronauncing DakhaBrakha you can hear the sounds like “RA” - God of Sun of ancient Egyptians and of ancient Ukrainians, “brama” -  gates, “Brahma” -  Supreme God of creation in Hinduism, “ptah” - a bird in a meaning of a signing soul…

The meaning of "giving" is obvious - to give music, joy, celebration, the whole spectrum of emotions, feelings and reflections that fresh music and singing bring with itself.

But where “to take” from? The main stuff of the group are the the folk-group “Kralitsa” singers (artistic director - Ivan Sinelnikov), who are learning the Ukrainian folk music for many years and are in search of the traditional songs all over the Ukraine. The energy for singing is taken by the girls Kievites not only from the native culture but from other cultures as well..

Modern ethnic music needs a sort of reconstruction. And in a way, it means to search for roots, to move back. But if one belongs to urban culture and has no initial experience of traditional life, how can he find these “roots”? This “authentic music” will come out artificial, because it is an imitation only. The Ukrainians still have no developed “urban folk” music, so called world music. It depends on the specific social and cultural development. So, now the vital decision is to make a step forward with a help of an inner inspiration and fantasy: you hear an impusle, and then create a new world of sounds based, perhaps, on more deep culture roots, but not on the superficial traditional forms of it.

Thus, the energy for singing can be taken not only from a native “source”, but from everywhere. And it is a right way according to Ukrainian culture because this culture always composed itself on other cultural crossroads. In Ukrainian authentic “symphony” one can hear the European and Oriental motives, the Christian and Moslem ones.

“DakhaBrakha” singers:

Nina Garenetska, Irina Kovalenko, Olexandra Kleynis, Olena Tsybulska and Marko Halanevych.

The Artistic Director and Producer - Vladyslav Troitskyi

Instruments: Indian tablas, buddhistic gong, marakas, cello, Russian treschotki, dijeridu, bongo, darbuka, djembe, Carpathian bukhalo etc.

Vladyslav Troitskyi calls himself the producer of a “radical montage”. It means that in his artistic work he prefers to combine things that usually doesn't go together. He is sure that Ukrainian folk music and songs will  benefit from overtones of another music, cultures and styles. He believes it will help to open up the rich inner potential of Ukrainian melodies and to bring it to the hearts and consciousness of young generation in Ukraine and in the rest of the world as well.

This is the fourth ethno-music project of Vladyslav Troitskyi. He worked as a director with such well-known Ukrainian folk groups as “Drevo” and “Bozhichi” (performances: “In a search of a lost time… Life…”, “The Stone Circle” and “Time of Troubles” which were shown at the International Festival in Munich and Vienna).

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