DARIA KULESH (WITH JONNY DYER) performs the song "THE PANTHER" for BalconyTV.
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MICROPHONES BY RODE
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene.
Daria's intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album Long Lost Home has led her from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus via Cecil Sharp House and Cadogan Hall. The album has enjoyed rave reviews, described as "superb", "10/10", "remarkable", "a masterpiece", "a triumph", "fascinating and enjoyable in equal measure" and has brought about high profile live performances as well as TV and radio appearances.
Long Lost Home is mainly inspired by Ingushetia (Ghalghai Mokh) – the lost home of Daria's Grandmother Fatima Akhrieva. A mountainous republic in the south of Russia, it’s a land of immense beauty and harrowing tragedy, of fascinating culture and age-old traditions. But above all, Long Lost Home is an album for our times, exploring themes of displacement and (in)tolerance, identity and integrity, humanity and strength in the face of adversity, hope against hate; it's "an album for everyone", according to Northern Sky Magazine, full of powerful and timeless human stories beautifully told in an eye-opening and uplifting musical experience.
The multi-instrumentalist Jonny Dyer (of Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer fame) has left his unique mark on the album arrangements. When Jonny's wonderful instrumental skills are combined with Daria's stunning voice and dramatic stage presence, it’s a match made in musical heaven.
"Haunting and enigmatic" (The Times); "One of the most beautiful songs of the last 10 years" (Mike Harding); "One of the most refined and enjoyable voices around" (Folk All); "A definite contender for the best album of 2017" (FATEA).
CREDITS / SPONSORS
CITY PARTNER// VISIT EXETER. htto://www.visitexeter.co.uk
AUDIO PRODUCTION// BIG TREE. http://www.bigtreestudio.co.uk
VIDEOGRAPHER// WILL MCALLISTER
VENUE// SAMUEL JONES
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