Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Seated show

DakhaBrakha group photo in snow

Formed at an avant-garde theater in Kiev, DakhaBrakha brought measured drama and dynamics to each of its mournful songs. It’s a four-member group that plays cello, percussion and assorted accordions: small and large, with buttons or keyboards. Its three women wore white dresses, tall woolen hats and, like Britney Spears, headset microphones. The songs are steeped in Ukrainian folk tradition but not bounded by it; they deploy the piercing vocal harmonies of Balkan music, the drones and systematic unfolding of Minimalism and the drive of African and dance music. The songs built from lament to catharsis — and sometimes, just as meticulously, returned to lament. (New York Times)

Word is out: this four-piece punk-folk-circus-rock band makes Gogol Bordello look like slow, lazy slugs by comparison. (New York Music Daily Music)

The unrivalled hit of the 2013 Global Roots Festival, and taking the stages of the world music circuit by storm, Ukrainian "ethno-chaos" band DakhaBrakha return! Leave your preconceptions of Ukrainian music behind; this is music for all people, full of surprises and aural delights.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
DakhaBrakha wearing hats against white church
Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band DakhaBrakha create a world of unexpected new music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a...

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