DokStation #7




DakhaBrakha, the highly acclaimed world-music quartet from Ukraine, returns to Bucharest – Thursday, September 21 at Expirat – to perform as part of the 7th edition of DokStation Music Documentary Film Festival.

Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian ethnic chaos band DakhaBrakha create a world of unexpected new music.

The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means «give/take» in the old Ukrainian language.

DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art «DAKH» by the avant-garde theatre director — Vladyslav Troitskyi. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances — their shows have never been staged without the scenic effects.



Istanbul powerhouse trio Lalalar returns to Bucharest – September 22 at Control Club – as part of DokStation Music Documentary Film Festival’s 7th edition.

After setting European stages on fire with the release of their first LP in 2022, the mighty Turkish band returns with En Kötü Iyi Olur, an album that reflects their image: edgy, independent, political, and tremendously effective. With their roots in Anatolian poetry and sounds, but their focus on a club-oriented, uncompromising rock, Lalalar has not given up and is once again ready to turn everything upside down.

The brainchild of three of Turkey’s most active and innovative alternative artists – Ali Güçlü Şimşek, Barlas Tan Özemek and Kaan Düzarat – the music of Lalalar is a thrilling mix of punk energy, dark electronics and Turkish instrumentation and samples.

Furious electro-techno-rock from Istanbul – Backseat Mafia

A pounding beat and circuitous guitar melody situates the band in a delightful interzone between booming industrial rock and heady prog. – Bandcamp Daily

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