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Evening will feature an original repertoire

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: October 19, 2013


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FROM Eastern European roots, MuHa brings together global sounds to mesmerise with a feast of contemporary folk music.

Live and Local presents MuHa in concert at Swythamley Centre, Rushton Spencer, near Leek, next Monday.

The evening will feature an original repertoire of Eastern European contemporary folk songs with Russian lyrics and flavours from Africa, Asia and Latin America; MuHa create melodies that delight, exhilarate, haunt, and inspire. The show has been described as: "Lilting guitars and starry-eyed singing, much like Pentangle on a diet of Russian phrase books"

MuHa layer the sounds of different traditions. The band combines the melodic beauty of Eastern European folklore, North Indian Kathak rhythms, Cuban beats, Western European influence and original lyrics from Hindi to old Russian and modern Ukrainian, MuHa mesmerise with their very own unique melting pot of culture.

MuHa’s musicians come from different walks of life and each one brings their own experience and expertise.

The band formed in 2004 when Ukrainian-born singer/songwriter Iryna Muha met Latvian rock guitar legend Dmitry Fedotov.

Together with Louise on bass and percussion, Olga (Russian) on piano and Nikki (Northern Irish) on drum kit, MuHa offers a bewitching modern fusion of Slavonic-rooted music.

The group’s 2010 debut album Taras received critical acclaim MuHa in concert will be at the Swythamley Centre, near Rushton Spencer, on Monday (October 21) at 7.45pm.

Tickets, priced at £8 (£6 for under 16s) are available by calling Janet on 07814 582741.

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