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Balaklava Blues

Balaklava Blues is the brainchild of Mark and Marichka Marczyk, creators of the multi-award winning guerrilla-folk-opera Counting Sheep and leaders of the mighty Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Canada’s notorious 12 piece balkan-party-punk-massive. Falling somewhere between a traditional song cycle and a full blown multimedia techno show, the duo fuses Ukrainian polyphony and other folk traditions with EDM, trap, dub step, and more as a launching pad to explore the seemingly never-ending blues that have long emanated from the Ukrainian steppe.

Mark and Marichka composed all the music for Counting Sheep, a story of love and revolution. Balaklava Blues music is a reclamation of the violence perpetrated on the artists’ home country and they want to redesign and remix physical and psychological oppression and question how and why it continues to inform who we are and what we can become.


Earlier Event: August 24
Pussy Riot
Later Event: August 25
Black Kat Boppers