Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha brings their brand of musical “ethno-chaos” to The Theatre at the Ace Hotel, promising an exuberant, entirely new, trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture


Saturday, March 11, 2023
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

‘Musically, the whole experience is a riotous explosion of colour and reinvention. The classic Eastern European folk base is there, with belting, complex and hypnotic harmonies.' — Hackney Citizen

Doors Open: 7:00 PM

Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha returns to The Theatre at Ace Hotel following their raucous sold-out 2022 engagement.

Meaning “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language, their name signals the quartet’s unique brand of musical “ethno-chaos.”

By breaking down stylistic barriers and exploring shared resonances, DakhaBrakha re-territorializes foreign timbres into their own folk theater vernacular, giving new form to old customs, and creating an exuberant, entirely new, trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Like expeditionary musical cartographers, DakhaBrakha remixes the map of world music, embodying an experimental, playful approach that cuts across traditional boundaries.


The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 623-3233

Sponsor(s): This event is presented by CAP UCLA and Ace Hotel in co-sponsorship with UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies. Funds provided by the NEA Challenge Grant Endowment. Sponsors: KCRW, KPFK.