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Four bands will represent Ukraine at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg!


Four Ukrainian bands will perform at one of the most influential European music showcases, Reeperbahn Festival, who were chosen by the festival based on a survey by the Ukrainian Institute of musicians living abroad.

The following bands will perform at the showcase, organized by the Ukrainian Institute and Music Export Ukraine:

Love’n’Joy is a trio from Kyiv that plays in the psychedelic rock style. Founded in 2016, this collective is one of the most successful Ukrainian concert bands in the world, playing hundreds of concerts throughout Europe every year. Taking influences from the golden age of the 60s and 70s, British pop and trippy fichodelia, their music is seen as a journey into the “tribal collective unconscious” with lots of guitars and hard rock.

Junket is an improvisational trio from Kyiv that combines saxophone, flute and vocals with electronic beats in their sound. The band was founded by members of the bands Atomic Simao and Point 2. The trio plays in genres such as break-beat, funk, electro dub, minimal house and dnb, but a notable feature of the musicians is that they do not play pre-prepared compositions but create music directly in front of the listener.

Krapka;KOMA is an electronic female band from Lviv. Ira Lobanok and Alyona Kovalenko together produce and perform music on various instruments, creating a unique combination of trip-hop, new jazz, indie electronica and soul.

Tonka is a musical project founded in Kyiv in 2018 by singer Olena Karas and music producer Yaroslav Tatarchenko, who were later joined by drummer Denys Shvets. The progressive electronic indie pop band skillfully combines a fresh modern sound, non-trivial experiments, and catchy Ukrainian-language lyrics.

The bands will perform on September 23 as part of the EXTRA SOUND programme of the Ukrainian Institute.

EXTRA SOUND is a programme developed by the Ukrainian Institute that represents Ukrainian musicians at key international music industry events.

Reeperbahn Festival is one of the most influential European music showcases. Each year, the festival brings together more than 250 bands and artists from around the world, as well as thousands of spectators, music selectors, critics, and other industry representatives.

The festival will be held on September 21-24 in Hamburg, Germany.