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Celebrating diversity: Performance by Iryna Muha


Nottingham Global Roots Festival

Nottingham Global Roots Festival was founded in 2015 by promoter and radio host, Rastarella Falade, with the aim of supporting local artists in showcasing their music and talent. Jude Winwood became Co-Director of the festival in 2017 and brings her passion for music from around the world to the team, along with her studies in Ethnomusicology.  

A growing popular annual festival, Nottingham Global Roots has grown to include national and international artists. Throughout 2020 the festival held online events, showcasing artists and groups in Nottingham and from other cultures, such as Reunion Island and Senegal.  

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Iryna Muha 


Iryna Muha is a Ukrainian born singer, songwriter, acoustic guitar and hurdy-gurdy player, she has over 20 years’ experience in performing and writing. She works in the UK and internationally and has been featured on BBC Radio 3 World on 3 with her band MUHA. Her songs, accompanied by guitar or hurdy-gurdy tell timeless stories of love, of belonging, of living – as well as of the darker side of Eastern European Folklore with tales of abandonment, plots, fighting battles, or preparing for death. Her traditional vocal style, lyrical and at times hypnotising, captures the listener’s imagination and lets it picture mystical sceneries and natural landscapes. 

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