Foot tappin' ethnic-chaos music from a Ukrainian folk quartet.
I was today years old when I heard the music genre name "ethnic-chaos."
-- @eturnerx deadmeme purveyor.
Ethnic-chaos is fusion taken to an extreme by incorporating motifs from many ethnic groups. The band's name derives from Ukrainian words meaning give and take. That's fusion af. While the world music influences are apparent, the music remains firmly rooted in Ukrainian folk music and so remains pleasantly coherent. This isn't your ear challenge avant-garde modern jazz, but something far more accessible. I challenge you to get through the performance without foot tappin' and hollering along.
The group hails from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and they are graduates of the Kiev Center of Contemporary arts. DakhaBrakha is gaining recognition in the anglo-sphere with award-winning performances at various international festivals and music included in TV series like Fargo.
The performers are:
- Marko Halanevych (various instruments)
- Olena Tsybulska (percussion)
- Iryna Kovalenko (various instruments)
- Nina Harenetska (cello)
This performance is an excellent soundtrack to your work session. If like me, you don't understand Ukrainian then the vocals will be non-distracting voice instruments. I like this performance to power an energised flow state - a time when I want good productivity but don't want to be sombre: power out some repetitive work. It's a surprisingly apt soundtrack to some open road driving, but I wouldn't pick this for grid-lock unless you like entertaining the other motorists with your driver's seat dancing.
If you like DakhaBrakha's music then you'll find more on their website: http://www.dakhabrakha.com.ua/