Balaklava Blues (Ukraine/Canada)

Balaklava by Zahra Salek
Balaklava by Zahra Salek
Balaklava by Zahra Salek
  • event type:WOMEX 22 offWOMEX Showcase
  • date:20 Oct 2022
  • time:22:30 - 23:15
  • city/area:Lisbon
  • venue:offWOMEX Stage
  • country:Portugal
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Balaklava Blues is the brainchild of Mark and Marichka Marczyk. The couple has toured an award-winning immersive folk opera about the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv for about 5 years across the world. Falling somewhere between a traditional song cycle and a techno show, the duo fuses Ukrainian polyphony and other folk traditions with EDM, trap, dubstep, and more as a launching pad to explore the seemingly never-ending blues that have long emanated from the Ukrainian steppe.

Supported by Small World Music, Global Toronto, International Indigenous Music Summit & Mundial Montreal.