Mari Cheba says “Our goal is to enjoy our work, share inspiration and emotions. Discover new genres and sound.”
Mari Cheba is an electronic Ukrainian trip-hop group, founded by the lead singer and songwriter Mari Cheba. Her charismatic vocal skills have been appreciated by the world music industry: she became the winner of the title “Best Female Vocal” at “Trip Hop Nation” among performers from America and the countries of Europe.
Mari Cheba professes an intuitive approach to creativity, experimenting with sound and not following any standards and rules. The music combines a variety of styling mixes of vocal effects, creating a unique sound design and sound architecture.
This year, her new four-track EP “Prysluhayus” (“Прислухаюсь”), came out, along with the video for the title track, directed by a well-known photographer and clip-maker Andrei Korin.
The main characters are Nadezhda Meyerher and actor Maxim Drozd. Meyer and Droyd played a lucky couple who cannot stay together – but leave either. Marie’s spouse performed in an unusual stylish image, which symbolizes the blind fate that connects people.
In 2014, Marie Cheba performed on the Maidan in Kiev, then together with the group went to the East of the country and at some point realized that people did not want to hear about war, but about peace. So she decided that the mission of musicians should be healing in the world. Marie writes songs only in Ukrainian: “I love our language, its intimacy, and warmth.”
Cheba writes honest, melancholic music and social texts about the reality surrounding us – about the soldiers, the battlefield, the war. The gentle, lyrical composition is supported by professional sound: Maria Cheba has experience working with the producer Evgeny Stupka.
The music, which allows you to tear your eyes off the ground and see the sky. She says “Our goal is to enjoy our work, share inspiration and emotions. Discover new genres and sound.”