After first performing in May the ethnic music trio has already started work on a debut album. Shakima Trio consists of colorful Ukrainian folklorist, singer and violinist Shakima Garunts, Jānis Ruņģis, a guitarist, clarinetist and experimental sampling expert, and experienced bass guitar player Ainārs Majors, well-known from his work with various other bands.
"The Shakima Trio concert program is based on delicate musical combinations - in it you can hear both ambient compositions with the roots of magical Ukrainian ancient folklore, and dynamic, rhythmic, life-affirming songs, enriching the message with a passionate stage performance," says advance publicity material.
You can get a flavor of what to expect in the video clip above.
The new trio will also perform on August 26 in Skulte, supporting the popular "Tautumeitas" group.