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  • About our band

    “In Odesa, people find togetherness. In Odesa, all will laugh and sing." Ukraine’s Kommuna Lux validates these words from an old poem, performing their own style called "Odesa Gangsta Folk:" thrilling klezmer music and common gangster folk songs from their hometown, all with a dose of rocket fuel.

    Odesites have always been known for their great tolerance, easy-going lifestyle, and very special sense of humor. This multicultural port city is world-famous for its significant Jewish culture and for being the birthplace of the Urban Chanson genre. The streets are rich with nostalgia and a bohemian Black Sea coastal vibe. These are set to a timeless new level by the vibrant performances of the lovely singer Bagrat Tsurkan and his charming musicians. Kommuna Lux plays joyful songs and melodies from Odesa and all Eastern Europe in spiced up arrangements.

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    Watch our latest videos and feel the atmosphere of our performances! In this section, you will find our latest music videos, video interviews and footage from our concerts.

    Future events

    Our band is preparing for a tour that will cover several countries. We will visit different cities and festivals to offer our music to as many people as possible.

    datecountrycityVenue/Tickets
    2024-06-23USAMarlboro, NYThe Falcon
    2024-06-24USAUtica, NYLevitt Amp
    2024-06-25USAIthacaUnitarian Church
    2024-06-26CanadaTorontoRivoli Toronto
    2024-06-28USADetroit, MICarpe Diem Banquet Hall
    2024-06-29USALansing, MIUrban Beat
    2024-06-30USAKalamazoo, MI Old Dog Tavern
    2024-07-01USAChicago, ILEvanston SPACE
    2024-07-02USAFlint, MILevitt Amp
    2024-07-06USAChicago, ILTET-A-TET Theatre
    2024-07-07USAChicago, ILReggies Chicago
    2024-07-08USAMadison, WIThe North Street Cabaret
    2024-07-11USAMinneapolis, MIIce House
    2024-07-12USAMinneapolis, MITapestry Folk Center
    2024-07-13USAViroqua WIThe Driftless Music Festival
    2024-07-14USAGalva, ILLevitt Amp
    2024-07-15USACoralville, IAUU Church
    2024-07-16USACambridge, IlCà d'Zan House Concerts
    2024-07-18USAStevens Point, WIPfiffner Pioneer Park
    2024-07-19USAIola, WIIola Mills
    2024-07-21USAGreen Bay, WILevitt Amp
    2024-07-22USAChicago, ILThe Promontory
    2024-07-26USASouth Bend, INMerriman's Jazz Club
    2024-07-28USAColumbus, OHNatalie's Grandview
    2024-07-30USACleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom & Tavern
    2024-07-31USAPittsburgh, PAThe Cellar at The Original Pittsburgh Winery
    2024-08-01USAThomas, WVPurple Fiddle
    2024-08-02USAThomas, WVPurple Fiddle
    2024-08-03USAColumbia, MDAbiding Savior Lutheran Church
    2024-08-04USAPhiladelphia, PAKlein Center
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    Festival in Wroclaw!

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    About the styles

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    Today is a wonderful day

    Today is a wonderful day – the birthday of our dear and talented trombonist Yaroslav Besh! Sincere congratulations, my friend! ...

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    Streaming services

    Enjoy our music on all streaming platforms! Our songs are available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other services.

    Our songs

    Hear our music and feel its true power! In the section you will find our best compositions that we have created for you.

    Broygez Tanz

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    Guculka

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    Opa Cupa

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    Newspaper

    Since its inception, the group has been publishing its own newspaper annually. The idea to use this format and start this tradition was brought to the team by Rita Caterpillar, music manager and owner of the Caterpillar label.

    Newspaper 2022 Newspaper August 2021