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African Night Fever: Yamäya + Lakuta

Sat 16 Dec 2023
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Afrobeat, funk and more from Brighton's favourite African-influenced bands

An exclusive live music extravaganza with a double bill of two of Brighton’s favourite African Influenced Bands Lakuta and Yamaya.


'Infectiously danceable... a frivolous, uplifting spirit and a steely core' – Guardian

A musical collective that formed in Brighton, but which is a true global act.

Founded by vocalist-percussionist Cicely Taylor and fronted by vocalist Siggi Mwasote, Lakuta’s members' heritage includes Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK. The result is a highly danceable mix of Afrobeat, funk, Latino and tropical grooves, blending traditional instruments to create a hard-hitting sound.

Their 2016 album Brothers and Sisters released on Tru Thoughts received widespread acclaim and radio airplay. Now experience them performing live in this exclusive African Night Fever special.


'Fresh, uplifting and cannot help loving the more I listen' – Dele Sosimi, Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 

UK Afro-jazz interpreters Yamäya return to the stage on this double bill after a grand launch of their long-awaited first album Senegal.

Expect triumphant horns, majestic vocals, and an unparalleled heavy rhythm section. One of the best live bands in Britain delivering powerful original music eclectically drawn from Afrobeat, Ethio-Jazz, Dub, Mbalax, Jazz, and other distinctly UK styles

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