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I was surfing around YouTube this morning, clicking from this to that, when I came across an NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring a group of performers from the Ukraine called DakhaBrakha. I had never heard of these folks before but I decided to give it a listen for the oddest reason: most of them were wearing fantastic hats.

How can I describe this music? It’s instrumentally sparse – accordion, cello, some kind of simple reed instrument, and some percussion, mostly – and vocally complex. It’s hypnotic and tremendously compelling.

I love this music. Here’s another taste…

There are some full performances available to watch on YouTube. Check them out. This group gets the 27th Street Stamp of Approval.


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