Ukrainian band that fled war-torn country performs in Port Washington

The band incorporated videos to share their emotions and what they went through during the conflict.

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2022, 10:03 PM

Updated 751 days ago

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A Ukrainian band who was able to flee their war-torn country performed in Port Washington Friday.
In addition to performing, Dahkabrahka educated listeners as to what is going on in their nation.
Landmark on Main Street will be donating 100% of their ticket share, which is 50% of all sales, to the AFYA Foundation.
"It makes me feel so proud of this organization that somebody took it upon themselves to make this into a fundraiser," says Judy Baun, a board member for the AFYA Foundation
The event was sponsored by Mara and Baron Silverstein.
The band was touring in Ukraine before the Russia invasion started and had to cancel their remaining performances.
They say it changed their life, but want to educate people around the world through music
The band incorporated videos to share their emotions and what they went through during the conflict.
They mixed traditional Ukraine music with modern new sound.
Attendees like Charlene Berkman were happy to be able to attend.
"We don't always know which is the best way to give our money and this is not only a fun way, but it's an important way," Berkman says. "And we'll learn more about the Ukrainian culture this way."


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