Belarus Free Theatre
Accompanied by mind-blowing visuals, Balaklava Blues transports you into the heart of warn-torn Ukraine with their electrifyingly cathartic and impossibly danceable tunes.
Mark and Marichka Marczyk met and fell in love during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. Their experiences of war coupled with their unique knowledge of the polyphonic blues of the Ukrainian plains exploded into an techno-pop live set in which the duo sing live to original EDM, trap, trance and electro-pop influenced tracks. The astounding vocals are accompanied by equally compelling documentary footage from the front lines of the war, black and white archival material from the same region, and popular soviet cartoons.
The couple created the award-winning guerrilla-folk opera Counting Sheep, recently restaged by the award winning Belarus Free Theatre, and are co-founders of the infamous Lemon Bucket Orkestra. They won a Scotsman Fringe First Award, two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, several Canadian Folk Music awards and an Amnesty International Freedom of Speech commendation among other accolades and have been covered widely by International press– the New York Times, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail.