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DakhaBrakha stands in black dress in a dense forest. Photo by Vitaliy Yurasov.



Friday, October 21
8pm in Stewart Theatre
$30-$35 | $8 NC State Students | $15 Faculty/Staff

If you prefer to buy your tickets in person, the box office will be open one hour before showtime for cashless sales. You can also make an appointment with Ticket Central by emailing Please note: The PRE-SHOW DINNER at 1887 BISTRO is SOLD OUT.

About the Event

NC State LIVE fan favorite DakhaBrakha from Kyiv, Ukraine offers a world of captivating new music by blending Ukrainian folk with whimsical theatricality. (Remember the giant furry hats?)

The quartet’s powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a transnational sound rooted in Ukrainian folk music accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, which has thrilled audiences across the world.

DakhaBrakha, which means “give-take” in old Ukrainian, was first with us in 2014 and since then you have pleaded for their return. With the war in Ukraine, DakhaBrakha’s music and message are even more timely. Their music is intimate then riotous, a uniquely contemporary sound with Ukrainian roots, inspiring “cultural and artistic liberation.” Needless to say, we are thrilled to welcome them back!

The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures”



Before DakhaBrakha heats up the stage, join us in NC State’s 1887 Bistro for an elegant three-course prix fixe meal inspired by the cuisine of the Ukraine. Dinner is $38.95 per person and includes two glasses of wine or beer. Doors open at 5:30pm. Reservations required.

The pre-show dinner in advance of DakhaBrakha’s performance is SOLD OUT.

diners sharing a meal in 1887 bistro
Faculty, students and staff enjoy lunch at the 1887 bistro at the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to everyone. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at Learn more about accessibility at NC State LIVE.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. 

Face coverings are not required inside our theatres. Although face coverings are not required, you are encouraged to wear them if you feel more comfortable or safer doing so. In addition, Stewart Theatre has a state-of-the-art UV filtration system, extra hand sanitizing stations and paperless ticketing. In the event that a performance is cancelled, all tickets will be fully refunded.

Band members from DakhaBrakha stand in wheat fields in traditional clothes next to stone ruins. Photo by Andriy Petryna