DakhaBrakha and Kardemimmit: Global Roots Festival 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 7:30pm

KFAI proudly sponsors the opening of Global Roots Festival 2013 at the Cedar Cultural Center on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 pm. This FREE show presents Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band DakhaBrakha back-to-back with the enchanting Finnish kantele-strumming girl group Kardemimmit .

DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms from the surrounding world into their music, creating a bright, unique and unforgettable act.

Kardemimmit is a Finnish folk music group formed by four young women who sing as well as play the kantele, the national instrument of Finland, in both its 15 and 38 stringed forms.

The group's repertory consists of modern folk music mostly composed by the members themselves. The music of Kardemimmit is fresh, but it has strong foundations in Finnish tradition from both Eastern and Western regions.

More information about this free show is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.