Weekly Dig 3/17 – 3/23

ДахаБраха (DakhaBrakha)- Ягудки

Ягудки

DakhaBrakha is a folk group from Ukraine. I discovered them courtesy of LaBlogtheque and one of their take away shows. They contemporary Ukrainian folk music, and if that gives you as much of an idea of their sound as me, just picture a drum circle with one of the ladies playing the cello. Then on top of the drums and the cello add the occasional chant, some hollering, a yelp here and there and that’s about it. I’m pretty sure they sing in Ukrainian although I really don’t know how to tell, it could just as easily be Russian, or some other Eastern-European language. It kind of reminds me of Native American music. It’s definitely got a bit of a tribal feel to it, and I find it just to be a lot of fun. It’s definitely not for everyone, but it wouldn’t hurt you to expand your horizons a bit. If you are interested in checking them out. The only place outside of youtube I’ve been able to score a listen is on last.fm where they have quite a few songs you can download for free.

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