Lakuta – Europe & Africa

Lakuta – Europe & Africa

Lakuta – Europe & Africa

Roots Stage / SAT: 22.30-23.45

With members hailing from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia and mainland Europe,​ Lakuta is a truly global mix of musicians who draw on a deep love of jazz, funk, afrobeat and tropical music to create a fierce, driving sound.

Signed to Tru Thoughts, the ensemble reference a wide range of genres in their writing, blending traditional instruments with a modern, hard-hitting sound.

Tanzanian/ Kenyan vocalist Siggi Mwasote has generated her own unique lyrical style, giving a fresh funk-soul twist to the traditional African aesthetic, whilst Latin Percussionist Cicely Taylor brings a contemporary feel to her writing that acknowledges broad musical influences from Hip Hop to Highlife and her travels studying and playing music in West Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The lyrics are written in a mixture of Swahili and English and the unique female-led perspective is communicated passionately through the music.

Available 1st March

Available 15th April

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