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LAKUTA reference a wide range of genres in their writing, blending traditional instruments with a modern, hard-hitting sound. Latin Percussionist Cicely Taylor heads up the ensemble and brings a contemporary feel to her writing, which references musical influences from Hip Hop, Jazz and Funk as well as her travels studying music in West Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. 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. This is particularly reflected in their song ‘Yansan’, written about the fate of women and children in Charles Taylor’s Liberia