At the heart of Maidan, a stage was erected, surrounded by barricades fashioned out of tyres, sandbags and packed snow and ice. During the months of protests, it hosted some of Ukraine's most popular bands and pop stars, who played to hundreds of thousands of people.
There were poems, punk concerts and children’s choirs at Christmas time, as more and more Ukrainians added their voice to the revolution.
Dressed in their signature white dresses and Kabuki-esque white faces, The Dakh Daughters were among the first to play on the Maidan stage. Their music is a product of a unique moment in history, blending Ukrainian folk, language and politics with lines from Shakespeare and beat poetry. The band also draws on cabaret and Russian communist-era ballads.