DakhaBrakha in Concert
October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
UNC Asheville will welcome Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha to campus for a performance at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 in Lipinsky Auditorium. Admission will be free for UNC Asheville students, faculty and staff who present their OneCard at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of general admission tickets will be available to community members for $15.
DakhaBrakha describes their unique sound as “ethno-chaos.” The quartet merges cabaret, jazz, rock and hip-hop with Ukrainian folk styles accompanied by traditional instruments from Russia, Australia, India, and more. They have performed in concerts and international festivals worldwide, including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and have been featured on National Public Radio’s world-famous Tiny Desk Concerts.
DakhaBrakha, which translates to “give and take” in Ukrainian, was formed at an experimental theater in Kyiv, Ukraine. Their shows, often punctuated with political messaging and calls for “No war!” and “Stop Putin!”, have taken an even more impassioned tone since beginning their current US tour, which kicked off just weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Doors open at 5 p.m. For UNC Asheville campus community members, your UNCA OneCard serves as an entry ticket for you and up to one guest and must be presented at the door. Any additional guests must purchase a general admission ticket.
Tickets for community members can be purchased through Eventbrite.
The night before their appearance at UNC Asheville, DakhaBrakha will perform a headlining set at the 50th annual LEAF Festival in Black Mountain on Saturday evening, October 22.
Visitors should park in lot p17 during regular hours. Visitors may park in faculty/staff and non-resident lots from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays, and campus breaks. Visitors are not permitted to park in resident student lots at any time.