You’re probably saying to yourself, “Huh? Ukrainian Rock?” Well, we were in Ukraine recently on vacation, and our friends and gracious hosts turned us on to the remarkable group Daha Braha. Their music is almost impossible to describe. It combines traditional elements on Ukrainian folk with modern rock. Their lead singers wear traditional folk outfits with tall Cossack fur hats. I was fortunate enough to hear them perform live while I was there. Give the music a couple listens, the somewhat dissonant harmonies take a little getting used to. Then imagine several thousand Ukrainian kids rocking to this music while singing along with the band! It’s an experience I’ll never forget.
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