Location: Lake Promenade
Dakh Daughters Band is a Ukrainian music and theater ensemble founded in Kyiv in 2012. The group’s name comes from the Dakh Theatre, from which it evolved. The band consists of seven women artists who play various instruments and sing in multiple languages and dialects. The band’s musical style can be described as a combination of Ukrainian folk music with elements of rock, punk, and rap. They first gained greater recognition thanks to the video for their song “Roses/Donbas” and their live performance on the Maidan in 2013. In November 2016, the band released its first studio album, IF. With their sense of emotional urgency, the multi-genre music and theater performances of Ukraine’s Dakh Daughters Band make a lasting impact on audiences. In their search for a new musical style, the Dakh Daughters have found inspiration in 20th-century theatrical avant-garde and cabaret. Some critics have compared their poetic style and expressive theatrical hyperbole with the British cult band The Tiger Lillies.