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“Part of a British consciousness of bringing afrobeat-influenced music to the world, which makes it a worldwide movement. While the music is historically Afrocentric, there are a multitude of cultures and flavors chiming and a globalizing of the genre.”

Jordan Reisman, Breakthru Radio, New York

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Brighton-based Lakuta reference a wide range of genres in their writing, blending traditional instruments with a modern, hard-hitting sound.
Their upcoming album, made in collaboration with renowned producer Nick Faber, is set for release on Tru Thoughts in Summer 2016, with a number of remixes already on the way from the likes of Jaguar Skills (BBC Radio 1Extra) and Steve Cobby (Fila Brasilia).

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Lakuta is a truly global mix of musicians, with members hailing from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK, who draw on a heritage in jazz, funk, soul and world music to create a fierce, driving sound.
Tanzanian/ Kenyan vocalist Siggi Mwasote has generated her own unique lyrical style, giving a fresh funk-soul twist to the traditional African aesthetic.  Many of the lyrics are written in a mixture of Swahili and English and the unique female-led perspective is communicated passionately through the music.
The word ‘lakuta’ is derived from Siggi’s mother tongue of Swahili and can be translated as a number of things. As a noun, it translates as ‘the walls’. As a verb, it translates as ‘to find, meet, share or feel full’.

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