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Anna Mudeka’s Southburgh Festival of World Music celebrates cultures from across the globe

PUBLISHED: 14:47 30 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:58 30 July 2017

Music from the fringe stage at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS.

Music from the fringe stage at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS.

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The small mid-Norfolk village of Southburgh came alive with culture, colour and melody when it hosted its ninth festival of world music.

Kilamoinjambo performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS. Kilamoinjambo performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS.

More than 600 people headed to the village, near Dereham, to enjoy music from Pakistan, Congo, Uganda, Spain and Hungary, amongst other places, as well as plenty of Norfolk talent.

It was organised by Zimbabwean musician and dancer Anna Mudeka and her team of helpers.

She said: “It’s been really amazing - the best year we’ve had in terms of numbers. Opera singer Emma Nuule left people with goosebumps, Samia Malik offered something completely unusual and the Killamonjambo boys absolutely rocked the place.

“Next year the festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it’s going to be really special.”

Samia Malik performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS. Samia Malik performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS.

The festival raised about £3,000 for the Mudeka Foundation, which helps children orphaned through Aids and other disadvantaged youngsters in Zimbabwe.

Emma Nuule performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music.  Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS Emma Nuule performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS

Festival founder Anna Mudeka on stage at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS Festival founder Anna Mudeka on stage at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS

The audience enjoying Southburgh Festival of World Music, near Dereham. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS. The audience enjoying Southburgh Festival of World Music, near Dereham. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS.

Flaming June performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS Flaming June performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS

Zaramo performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS. Zaramo performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS.

Zong Zings performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS Zong Zings performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS

Zong Zings performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Pictture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS Zong Zings performing at the 2017 Southburgh Festival of World Music. Pictture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS

The audience enjoying Southburgh Festival of World Music, near Dereham. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS The audience enjoying Southburgh Festival of World Music, near Dereham. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS

The audience enjoying Southburgh Festival of World Music, near Dereham. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS The audience enjoying Southburgh Festival of World Music, near Dereham. Picture: GIDEON GRAYLYONS

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