Today the KOZAK SYSTEM are truly one of the most prospective and up-and-coming East European World Music groups, a frequent guest at a number of international music festivals such as:
Sziget (Hungary), Huntenpop (Netherlands), Kustendorf – Emir Kusturica Film Festival (Serbia), Berlinale Film Festival (Germany), Be2Gether (Lithuania), Musicas do Mundo (Portugal), Lowlands (Netherlands), Volt Festival (Hungary), Pohoda (Slovakia), Mundial (Netherlands), Toronto Bloor (Canada), Przystanek Woodstock (Poland), Amsterdam Roots Fest (Netherlands), Soyuzivka Cultutal Festival (USA), Transmundial Fest (Switzerland), Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada), Life Festival Oswiecim (Poland), TopFest (Slovakia), Trutnoff Open Air Festival (Chech Republic).
The press has called traditional KOZAK SYSTEM style, which is unique:
Every one of KOZAK SYSTEM’s concerts is a powerful show. It is a brilliant presentation of an exquisite synthesis of Ukrainian and Worldwide music treasures and an explosion of power from every instrument played by six highly professional musicians. A KOZAK SYSTEM concert is an instantaneous dialogue with the audience featuring riotous dancing, breathtaking solos and an unparalleled stage performance. A concert by KOZAK SYSTEM is a truly large-scale event with no limits.
It’s a bright, very hardworking and straight up band. KOZAK SYSTEM’s list of achievements over this past year is impressive: the band performed at the 50th Berlinale (Berlin Cinema Festival, Germany), the Kustendorf Film & Music Festival staged by cult film director Emir Kusturica (Serbia), the final EU concert by famous Austrian musician Hubert von Goisern (Austria), and for the first time in Ukrainian history – KOZAK SYSTEM played among the world’s stars, including Prodigy, Bloc Party, Faith No More, Placebo, The Offspring, Sting, UB40, PiL, Matisyahu, Chris de Burgh etc