Ukrainian Electronic Music Showcase: BALAKLAVA BLUES + BRYOZONE

Continuing with its focus on the Global Contemporary music, Music on a Whim is delighted to invite two excellent acts to La Vallee that demonstrate the depth and range of the excellent Ukrainian music scene.
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 and 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.
“One of the most innovative and emotionally powerful projects on the European music scene” – Songlines
“Gorgeously sung and passionately played…an evocation of human solidarity” – The Guardian
BRYOZONE – Dub Industrial House
Bryozone is a Southern Ukrainian electronic musician, member of Odessa-based label система (systema), co-founder of the festival ODS and the resident of label Muscut. Her signature sound is peculiar and textural, spiced with some enchanting vocals. It flexes and glints yet at the same time perches on a strong vertebra of confident rhythms and tangible patterns. Bryozone’s sonic caravan narrates about the synchronicity, concurrence of events, and the points of the time flow.
“Ganna Bryzhata’s ethereal, shape-shifting electroacoustic experiments feel equally conducive to beatific calm and deep melancholy”, Philip Sherburne Pitchfork
Standard: 10€ + 1.44€ (booking fees)
** 15% of all of all proceeds from ticket sales after breakeven will be contributed to Promote Ukraine – a Ukrainian charity based in Brussels**