Interview with Dakh Daughters

Event Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2023 - 4:00pm

On Monday, April 24th @ 4PM, Velvet Einstein speaks with Ruslana Khazipova and Anna Nikitina of Ukrainian music and theatre project, Dakh Daughters, ahead of their Freight & Salvage performance later that same evening.

Tune in to hear about the origins of the project, the political messages of their music, and how they are maintaining the Ukraine Fire in the midst of war.

Seven Ukrainian actresses and musicians create life-affirming performances about love, freedom, and beauty which – at the end of the day – will save the world.

Already well known in Kyiv as actresses of the DAKH Theatre, band members can occupy neutral ground between the musical genre and dramatic art, in the right experimentally-creative space. Dakh Daughters create an atmosphere of a French saloon, where Mireille Mathieu befriends Marilyn Manson. On occasion, armed with a full complement of strings, keyboards and percussions, the women shake the audience with a roar in the manner of Laibach (Slovenian avant-garde group), but can swiftly change anger for kindness, turning into fun-loving Hollywood beauties of the 1950’s that dream of tropical vacations in the Caribbean.