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OK, let’s just get it out there — sure, the Ukrainian folk quartet DakhaBrakha has a rather unusual name. But when you take into consideration the group’s name comes from the Ukrainian verbs for “give” and “take,” it might make a little more sense.

Every Wednesday for the past several weeks, Strathmore has celebrated the summer with its Free Summer Outdoor Concert series. DakhaBrakha will close out the run at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The performers from Kiev have a distinct world music sound, blending traditional Ukrainian music with sounds from India, Arabia, Africa, Russia and Australia, just to name a few. They have released five albums and won the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize in 2009.

Seating for the outdoor concert is as it always is — bring blankets or low beach chairs. You’ll have an array of food choices, from pulled pork to hot dogs and more.

Strathmore will also be accepting used musical instruments to be donated to Hungry for Music, which helps bring music to underprivileged children.

For more information, visit strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.