Balaklava Blues are folk-noir trench-fighters on the cultural front of Ukraine’s battle for democracy and freedom.
They mix thousand year-old polyphonic traditions with personal stories, sounds of revolution and war and stunning visuals that blend folk motifs with contemporary expressions of power, vulnerability and trauma. Think Dakha Brakha remixed by A Tribe Called Red and then played live by Thom Yorke fronting Portishead.
Timely and emotional, their multimedia live show builds empathy and understanding when we need it most and speaks to universal themes of identity crisis, displacement and oppression through deeply personal and specific Ukrainian experiences and music.
WARNING: Strobe and flashing lights are used during this performance