Wednesday 1 November 2017


Two of Ukraineʼs most fashionable and culturally relevant performers founded Onuka in 2013: Eugene Filatov and Nata Zhizhchenko. On stage their group expands to seven musicians and many varied tools: antique wooden flutes (sopilki), a Ukrainian lute (bandura), trombones, cymbals, French horn, drums, and keyboards. Everything is then filtered through cutting-edge technology. The term Onuka means “granddaughter” in Ukrainian and pays directs immediate homage to Nataʼs grandfather, Oleksandr Shlionchyk. A recognized master craftsman, his skills are now evident in the stagecraft of a future generation.

  • € 22,50
  • Grote Zaal
  • 19:30
  • 20:00

*incl € 2,50 servicefee

Onukaʼs debut EP – “Look” – was released in May, 2014. It entered the nationwide iTunes chart at Number One. A subsequent, eponymous album was then published in October. It also reached the same chart position – on two separate occasions.

In 2015 ONUKA received Ukrainian National Musical Award YUNA (Discovery of the year), Kiss FM – Discovery of the year (the most popular Ukrainian dance radio), ELLE style award (Musician of the year).

As of summer 2016, the bandʼs videos on YouTube have been viewed over three million times. Consider “Look,” “Time,” or “Misto” (aka “City”) as just three examples. Another studio EP has recently emerged: “Vidlik” More than any other Onuka endeavor, it dovetails the past and present. The recording addresses various facets of the tragic nuclear accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine, which devastated an entire nation in April 1986.