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DakhaBrakha to give free concert at Astor Place

Hats off to Joe’s Pub and the Village Alliance for hosting a free concert by Ukrainian world-music quartet DakhaBrakha.

The group, from Kiev, Ukraine, will perform outdoors at the Astor Place plaza on Fri., Aug. 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

According to a press release from the Village Alliance, DakhaBrakha “reflect fundamental elements of sound and soul, [creating] a world of unexpected new music that ensures the inspiration of cultural and artistic liberation.”

The Ukrainian outfit call their musical style “ethno-chaos.” The name DakhaBrakha means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language.

Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s “astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.”

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