Collaborative project from well-known Ukrainian sound-producer and musician Eugene Filatov (The Maneken) and Nata Zhyzhchenko. ONUKA’s sound is an organic mix of electronic, contemporary pop music and Ukrainian folk traditions. Eugene is an experienced sound-producer, creator and a frontman of The Maneken. Nata is an ex-vocalist of deep-house three-piece Tomato Jaws and Kooqla band. Together they are creative team with Eugene is being responsible for sound production, meanwhile Nata — face and soul of the project. The name of the band (‘Onuka’ means ‘granddaughter’ in Ukrainian) refers us to Nata’s grandfather, who was the famous craftsman of traditional Ukrainian musical instruments. His most precious gift — handmade sopilka — is the symbol and an important element of many ONUKA’s songs.
The first single ‘Look’ was released in 2013. Since then discography has been updated with an album ‘Onuka’(2014) and EP ‘VIDLIK’(2016).
In 2016 ONUKA introduced the new project in collaboration with The National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments (NAONI). Legendary Victor Gutsul conducted the performances. In May 2017, ONUKA appeared as a Special Guest in Kyiv at Eurovision Song Contest. Within a few days ‘Vidlik’ entered the top of European iTunes electronic charts (UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and other countries). 2017 also brought ONUKA European tour, collaboration with Deep Forest and list of awards.
The eagerly awaited LP ‘MOZAЇKA’ — was released in March 2018. In support of the new album ONUKA performed their shows in 14 Ukrainian cities. Also they played tracks from MOZAÏKA at the European music festivals, such as Sziget (HU) and Pohoda (SK). The European leg of the tour scheduled for 2019.