Videos December 13, 2016
Video Premiere: Lakuta's "Rice and Peace"
If you are an Afropop regular, you have probably heard the single “Bata Boy” from Lakuta. This vibrant Afrobeat posse cooks up a particularly British and multiculturalist strain of the classic Nigerian genre. The band members hail from Brighton, U.K., with roots in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia and Spain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMwIxpmd6LQ Early in December, Lakuta released a video for their new Rice & Peace EP on the Tru Thoughts label. The track takes you on a journey through a funky bass line with a sweet-sounding soukous guitar riff. A harmonious horn section enters, locked in an unmistakable Afrobeat groove intertwined with the energetic voice of the band’s lead vocalist, Siggi Mwasote. The video begins with Siggi prepping for a jam session at an underground dance venue. An enthusiastic crowd can be seen dancing to the band’s ebullient Afro groove. Following Siggi’s vocals is a superb guitar solo, and terrific solos from the percussionist as well as the drummer. This free-spirited performance bubbles with youthful exuberance, guaranteed to electrify any dance floor. To buy this track, click http://bit.ly/RicePeaceLF.