UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is proud to present an evening of Ukrainian culture featuring DakhaBrakha. From Kyiv, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, weaving ancient folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant-garde and traditional instrumentation from around the world. At the crossroads of folklore and theater, DakhaBrakha has honed an evocative musical approach that “brings a beguiling blend of music from an anguished nation” (The Boston Globe). Prepare yourself for a sonic feast that celebrates the spirit and determination of Ukraine.

Summary

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Ukraine Fest
Thursday, Oct 6, 5 - 8 PM, in front of the Granada Theatre before the DakhaBrakha concert at 8 p.m.
 
- Featured bandura musician Siuzanna Iglidan appeared alongside John Legend during the 2022 Grammy Awards
 
- Featured dancers from the Ukrainian Art Center of Southern California 

- Tables set out to display Ukrainian crafts including painted eggs (pysanka) and embroidery

- Information about Ukraine, its history, and current relief efforts
 
- Look for sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine

- Enjoy a “Sunflower” cocktail at The Good Lion 

- Former UCSB Arts & Lectures Director of Public Lectures and proud Ukrainian-American Roman Baratiak will emcee the event

- Tickets for the DakhaBrakha concert at 8 p.m. are still available and will be on sale the night of the show at the Granada box office

- DakhaBrakha, which means “give/take,” is a world music quartet blending traditional Ukrainian songs with intense theatricality and driving percussion
 
- Tickets are $36 - $51 : General Public (Includes facility fee) / $16: UCSB Students and Youth (Current student ID required)

- Tickets & Info: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, (805) 893-3535; or The Granada Theatre: www.GranadaSB.org, (805) 899-2222
 
Patrons can take advantage of discounts to see DakhaBrakha as part of the World Arts & Music Series. For more info, visit: www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/subscribe-save/
 
 
Schedule of pre-show Ukraine Fest activities
 
5:00 - Cultural display and tables open
5:30 - Dance performance by members of Ukrainian Arts Center of Southern California 
6:00 - Bandura player Siuzanna Iglidan 
6:15 - Remarks by Roman Baratiak, greeting from SB Mayor Randy Rowse
6:30 - Dance performance second set
7:00 - Siuzanna Iglidan second set
7:30 - Enter the Granada 
8:00 - DakhaBrakha concert
Ukraine Fest Community Partners
Direct Relief International, The Granada Theatre, The Good Lion, the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday Art Walk, the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture and Voice Magazine

About DakhaBrakha
“From the first moment the group starts performing, it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves… utter brilliance.” NPR
Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is proud to present an evening of Ukrainian culture featuring DakhaBrakha. From Kyiv, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, weaving ancient folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant-garde and traditional instrumentation from around the world. At the crossroads of folklore and theater, DakhaBrakha has honed an evocative musical approach that “brings a beguiling blend of music from an anguished nation” (The Boston Globe). Prepare yourself for a sonic feast that celebrates the spirit and determination of Ukraine. 

DakhaBrakha are:
Marko Halanevych, vocals, darbuka, tabla, didgeridoo, accordion, trombone
Iryna Kovalenko, vocals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, buhay, zhaleika, piano
Olena Tsybulska, vocals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshka
Nina Garenetska, vocals, cello, bass drum

Vladyslav Troitskyi, director, ideologist and founder 

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