Master Artists Series: Daria Dzurik
Daria Dzurik is a powerhouse of pan! We're honored to have her back to lead our Master Artists Series! Daria is also one of our Positive Ambassadors. Read about her journey to St. Lucia to play with The Laborie Steel Pan Project during St. Lucia's Panorama > Daria Dzurik's Dispatch From St. Lucia
Daria & The Hip Drops use Caribbean and Calypso influence with a pop/funk aesthetic to create catchy hooks and danceable upbeat tunes, similar to bands like Santigold, Vampire Weekend, TuNeYards, and The Talking Heads. The band is fronted by Daria Dzurik who plays steel drum, keys, and vocals for the group. Dzurik and producer Graham Robinson brought together a collaboration of artists that provide backing grooves to create The Hip Drops, named after an old New Orleans R&B track by The Explosions. The band is currently based in New Orleans and is playing festivals and touring throughout the Southeast.