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MuHa, UK Band with Ukrainian Roots

11. December 2012 by Masha 0 Comments

Iryna Muha started to develop finger picking guitar style at 15 years old at a Soviet school in Darkhan, Mongolia. Later she studied vocals in her native town of Vinnitsa, Ukraine.


Her early music was influenced by her mother's singing at home and the Russian table songs, the traditional folk songs that are sang at parties by all the people around the table at family gatherings.


Iryna came to the United Kingdom in 2003 to study Design under the British Council 911 Scholarship and made the UK her new home. She met Latvian rock legend Dmitry Fedotov and they formed MuHa along with Louise Clements, Olya Shafikova and Nikki Mckenzie.


Stemming from eastern roots, MuHa layers and mixes the sounds of different traditions, influenced by the multicultural society that they inhabit in the UK. They mesmerize with a musical feast rooted in the Slavonic tradition but cultured from the world.


The group’s 2010 debut album TARAS received critical acclaim and the band continues to fine-tune their unique musical offering through interesting collaborations with other world musicians.


Check them out right here!