Barking Town Hall
Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU London, United Kingdom
19 July 2015, 4:00PM – 5:00 PM
Night of Festivals will be hosted by Barking on the weekend of the 18th and 19th July as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The spectacular event will feature a busy schedule of Carnival and Festival entertainment, running from 11am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.
On Sunday evening take the chance to see MUHA- Eastern European Contemporary Folk Band
MUHA with their newly recorded album Reka meaning River offers a new tradition in contemporary Eastern European music, influenced by the multicultural society in the UK, the band is a brilliant live act. Entertaining with their musicianship through a sound stemming from eastern roots and engaging audiences through a variety of languages and catchy grooves. Combining the melodic beauty of Eastern European folklore, North Indian Kathak rhythms, Cuban beats and original lyrics they mesmerise with a musical feast rooted in the Slavonic tradition but cultured from the world.
MUHA’s musicians come from different walks of life and each one of them combines their expertise to create a truly unique sound. The band formed in 2004 when singer/ songwriter Iryna Muha met guitarist Dmitry Fedotov. Together with Louise Clements on bass/kathak vocals and Nikki Mckenzie percussion, MUHA offers an enthralling fusion of Slavonic-rooted music enhanced with rhythms and global folklore narratives.
Iryna Muha, the founder of Muha, grew up in Vinnitsa, Ukraine; she spent her teens in Darkhan, Mongolia where her parents moved for work. Iryna’s early music influences were her father’s accordion playing and her mother’s singing at home. The traditional ‘table songs’ that are sang around the table at social gatherings have given the roots to Iryna’s current work. With the interest in Eastern European folklore, as well as wider world music traditions Iryna explores instruments from hurdy-gurdy to berimbau, from jew’s harp to harmonica.
MUHA Official website