Led by the iconic and multitalented Ukrainan singer, blogger and writer Irena Karpa, the band Qarpa has developed a large and passionate following throughout Ukraine.
Qarpa have made a range of creative videos, released 6 albums, and won several awards. Band members are constantly in high demand by top regional bands for their songwriting, musicianship, sound and production talents. With the successful October 2011 release of their first English language album & I made a man, Qarpa is poised to expand its popularity to Europe and North America.
Group frontwoman Irena Karpa is a prominent and award-winning author (6 best selling novels), host and guest on top TV programs on all major Ukrainian TV channels, and a uniquely stylish trendsetter and regular newsmaker extensively covered by national media. She is the most frequently quoted author in the Ukrainian internet blogosphere.
Qarpa Band Members
Irena Karpa - Vocals, Songwriting
Oleh Artym - Guitars, Songwriting, Programming, Sound Engineering, Production
Artur Danielyan - Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Songwriting, Programming, Sound Engineering, Production
Evgenia Smolyaninova - Cello
Olga Chapkina - Drums, Percussion
Original B - DJ
& I made a man (2011)
Lo-Fi Traumas (2005)
Kurva Cum Back (2004)
Cosmic Vacuum (2002)
Diseases of Song-Birds (2001)