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Saturday, April 11

World City – DakhaBrakha

W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012


From dance and music to puppetry and spoken word, learn more about the cultures which make up your “world city” of Los Angeles through free art-making workshops and captivating performances.

DakhaBrakha (the name means “give/take” in the old Ukranian language) is a quartet from Kiev with a musical spectrum that ranges from intimate to riotous, producing an unexpected new world music on drums, accordions and cello. The Guardian heralds their performance as “…so mesmerizing that you cease worrying about meaning and just go with the flow.” The group was formed in 2004 at the Kiev Center of Contemporary Art “DAKH” by the avantgarde theatre director, Vladyslav Troitskyi. The ensemble’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a sound rooted in Ukrainian culture, while revealing the potential of their country’s music to reach the hearts of a younger generation. DakhaBrakha has appeared at numerous international festivals and has played more than 300 concerts,captivating audiences around the globe with their unique blend of “ethnic chaos“.

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Sunday, April 12