Where: Women’s Building Formal Lounge
When: Wednesday, April 13 at 12:00pm
As part of CRE2’s Arts & Culture Initiative, we are thrilled to partner with Washington University’s Department of Music and The Sheldon to multiply conversations and opportunities surrounding race, ethnicity, and equity through the performing and visual arts.
In the years since they came together in 2004, DakhaBrakha has toured the world many times over, with political activism, including calls to “Stop Putin!,” part of their longtime messaging. The group has turned up the volume on their activism in the months leading up to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and a month into the conflict, were able to escape from their home city of Kyiv to start touring once again. They are now performing throughout the world to support Ukraine and raise money and awareness as cultural and humanitarian ambassadors. Their music has stood to unite Ukrainians while gaining support and solidarity for their homeland.
Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unique and unexpected new music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.
Following opening remarks by Provost Wendland, the band will be engaging in a conversation with Peter Palermo, Executive Director of The Sheldon, and Patrick Burke, chair of the Department of Music.
A reception will follow the event from 1:00 to 2:00pm.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.