Lakuta

With members hailing from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK, Lakuta is a truly global mix of musicians who draw on a deep love of jazz, funk, soul and world 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.
Their upcoming album Brothers & Sisters , made in collaboration with renowned producer Nick Faber, is set for release in Summer 2016, with a number of remixes already on the way from the likes of Jaguar Skills (BBC Radio 1Extra), Steve Cobby (Fila Brasilia) and Wrongtom (Tru Thoughts).
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 heads up the ensemble and 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.
The word ‘lakuta’ is derived from Siggi’s mother tongue of Swahili and translates as ‘to find, meet, share or feel full’.

Agent Info

Cat Roberts
cat@diplomatsofsound.org

Upcoming Events

21st Jul 17
The Bullingdon
28th Jul 17
Kendal Calling
30th Jul 17
Leicester City Council
4th Aug 17
Fieldview Festival UK
5th Aug 17
Eastern Electrics Festival
6th Aug 17
Wilderness Festival
6th Aug 17
Truefest
11th Aug 17
Boomtown Festival
26th Aug 17
Camper Calling
18th Nov 17
CLF Art Café