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DakhaBrakha at the Ritz

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GIVE AND TAKE: Ukranian avante gardists DakhaBrakha have a policy of only wearing nondescript hats.

GIVE AND TAKE: Ukranian avante gardists DakhaBrakha have a policy of only wearing nondescript hats.

If you’re suffering a bit from seen-it-all ennui on the live music front, we just might have the antidote. The sounds of Ukrainian quartet DakhaBrakha are likely novel to most Western ears. Starting from a foundation of Ukrainian folk music, the one-man, three-woman group throws in all kinds of musical textures from cello to jaw harp to Brazilian percussion to something akin to rap. The women in the group are fond of giant black lamb’s-wool hats, which gives them a kind of Baltic B-52s vibe, and the group’s avant-garde sense of theater will eventually wear down your defenses, until they make Bjork sound like Taylor Swift in comparison.

DakhaBrakha
Tue, 7pm $21.50+
The Ritz, 400 S. First St., San Jose

 

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