Black Sea Dahu

Black Sea Dahu are a singer-songwriter and her band from Switzerland. They played a show in the Porgy & Bess in Vienna.
Seen on: 7.3.2022

It has been almost exactly two years that I was on my last concert. And while it felt weird to get back to live shows, watching and listening to Black Sea Dahu was an excellent way to get back into the groove of things in that department.

Singer-songwriter Janine of Black Sea Dahu holding a guitar.

I bought the concert tickets for this show a very long while ago. Due to Corona, the concert had to be pushed back a couple of times, but it was finally possible for them to come to Austria. I was unsure basically until the last second whether I was ready to get back to concerts, though. I mean, I already skipped two shows for which I would have had tickets because I felt that the venue was too big or that I was just uncomfortable with going to a live show.

But in this case, the stars aligned: one, Porgy & Bess is not a very big venue and the show wasn’t sold out as far as I know, so I knew that there would be a little more space than usual. And two, Black Sea Dahu make rather calm music, not the kind where people jump around and scream a lot, with sweat and spit flying everywhere. So, I donned my mask and kept to the sides and hoped for the best.

And I am glad that I did. Not only was it really good to watch some live music again in general, Black Sea Dahu really played a very nice show. I don’t know if they always talk so much between songs, or if they were just as starved for concerts as me, but I reallly liked how personal they got during songs. Of course it also helped that they are really charming and rather funny.

The music lends itself well to being performed live. The new album is a little calmer and maybe a little less flashy than their older album (especially In Case I Fall for You), but that is definitely not a criticism. It feels more mature and it was easy to fall into the music at the venue. In short, I really enjoyed myself despite my doubts whether it actually was a good idea to go to a concert at all.

Summarizing: very nice.

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