State Theatre & Portland Ovations present


Tue, November 28, 2023

State Theatre

Doors: 6:00pm - Show: 7:00pm - all ages

$50, $35, $25 - reserved seating

Buy tickets in person (without fees) at the State Theatre box office Fridays 10am-3pm, or the night of any State Theatre show starting 1 hour before doors.

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Reserved Seating
Adult: $50 / $35 / $25
Children, Students w/ ID, Seniors 65+: $45 / $32 / $23
Ovations Members on-sale: 6/2/23 at 11:00am
Public On-Sale: 6/23/23 at 11:00am

Direct from Kyiv, DakhaBrakha returns to Ovations with its self-described “ethno chaos” of folk-pop-punk. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. Experimenting with Ukrainian folk music, and accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, and Ukrainian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theater, their musical spectrum is at first intimate then riotous, plumbing the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation”.

“The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it’s really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.” — NPR

Marko Halanevych: Vokals, darbuka, tabla, didgeridoo, accordion, trombone
Iryna Kovalenko: Vokals, djembe, bass drums, accordion, percussion, bugay, zgaleyka, piano
Olena Tsybulska: Vokals, bass drums, percussion, garmoshk
Nina Garenetska: Vokals, cello, bass drum