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DARA YARA is an ethnic fusion band from Moscow, Russia performing authentic Russian and Balkan songs in original arrangements appealing to contemporary audiences.

The band's sound is charged with the energy of roots music. Powerful vocals are supported with ethnic instruments such as balalaika, bansuri flute, cajon, darbuka, kalimba, didgeridoo, kabatar and others. Slow lyrical songs and fragments of traditional rituals are interspaced with groovy trance and incendiary dance compositions.

Dara Yara’s repertoire is based on unique authentic material, including that recorded in folklore expeditions by the band’s leader Dara (Daria Rybakova). Singer and ethnomusicologist Dara, who has been exploring ethnic singing for more than 10 years, founded the project in 2018.

Dara Yara released its first EP "Perelyotyvala" ("Flying over") in 2019. Its new single, a Serbian folk song “More izrejala, nane”, appeared in winter 2021. The band is currently working on a new album.

The group is actively performing throughout Russia. It participated at a number of world music festivals, such as Tavrida Art (Crimea), Usadba Jazz (Sochi, Russia), Musafir (Ufa, Bashkotarstan), Visa for Music (Morocco). The group is a Russian World Music Awards laureate.