THE SLST WEEKENDER PART 2: Fri Feb 09 - Ding Ding Part 2 as The South London Soul Train Weekender continues on from the earlier TONY ALLEN SHOW at at VU and ignites the dancefloors with another epic multi-level, multi room session in soul, jazz, funk, rare groove, afrobeat, brass, breaks, hip hop + More at The CLF Art Cafe.
Your host JAZZHEADCHRONIC racing over to join the South London Soul Train Weekender Part 2 first floor fray alongside Mukatsuku Records dynamite DJ NIK WESTON, 21st century future of Afro Beat / Funk N' Fusion, Tru-Thoughts world class signing, LAUKTA (LIVE), STRUT DJS DUNCAN BROOKER, QUENTIN SCOTT & ADRIAN BLUNT on Level 2 + Motown Vinyl Hard Hitters JO WALLACE, WILL NICOL + More in room 3 THE BESTIVAL STACEY's ROOM. Part of our ongoing mission to move your mind & body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times. DAMN!
LAKUTA (LIVE) Level 1
Lakuta are a musical collective founded by Cicely Taylor in Brighton. The British-based band have heritage from Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK.
Drawing on their backgrounds in jazz, funk, soul and world music to create a modern sound, the group is fronted by Kenyan-Tanzanian vocalist Siggi Mwasote and percussionist and vocalist Cicely Taylor. The name “Lakuta” is derived from Siggi's mother tongue and translates from Swahili to mean 'to find, meet, share or feel full'.
Before joining Lakuta, Siggi grew up singing in choirs and in a jazz trio. Whilst living in London she also had the opportunity to perform with the revered English National Opera, and make punchy dance music records. Cicely’s training in latin percussion and penchant for vintage funk and rare world music drove her musical passions, and when the two met they formed a choir together and it wasn’t long before Siggi was invited to join Lakuta.
Influenced by their travels in Africa and South America, they have generated their own unique lyrical style with a fresh beats-funk-soul twist which has attracted great support. This fusion of Benga, Soweto and Latin rhythms is driven by powerful female-led vocals which are passionately communicated through the music.
Lakuta’s highly danceable mix of Afrobeat, Funk and Latino grooves has led them to tour extensively, headlining stages at The Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival and many more.
This year Lakuta release their new album, ‘Brothers & Sisters’, which was made in collaboration with renowned producer Nick Faber, on the Tru Thoughts imprint. “Brothers and Sisters are what we are, musically and spiritually. This is our gift to the brothers and sisters with whom we share this planet” Sigge explains.
“This free-spirited performance bubbles with youthful exuberance, guaranteed to electrify any dance floor.” (AFROPOP Worldwide)
“(Lakuta are) first and foremost, world-class musicians. Their music has its basis in traditional afrobeat, but is infused with Latin rhythms, as well as western funk and soul. The fluidity and complexity of their songs depends on the mastery of all the many players in the group, and their ability to keep track of devilish rhythm changes, as well as staying on top of myriad breakdowns – which they all did faultlessly. All this on top of the stamina required to finish freeform, solo-filled songs, up to ten minutes long, make Lakuta one of the most musically impressive bands on Brighton’s scene.” (Brighton’s Finest)
Believe The Hype!!!! This band are hot good people, evidenced by their pulsating live set with us back in Nov 2017, so believe us when we say that we are truly psyched to welcome them back to the South London Soul Train Live stage and expect sweet audio carnage!
Then on Level 2 we welcome South London Soul Train First Timers STRUT RECORDS DJs, DUNCAN BROOKER, QUINTON SCOTT & ADRIAN BLUNT Open the afro canons and let all salvos go worldwide.
So y'all know, STRUT is the leading record label for digging deep into the world of African, Caribbean, Latin, jazz, soul, funk, disco and post-punk styles. It has helped rejuvenate the careers of Ethio jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, Ghanaian highlife greats Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor among many more + are set to take it to you raw on the dancefloor. All night long!
The South London Soul Train Weekender Part 2 with Lakuta Live line up completed in Room 3 or Level 3 by Special guest DJs hosting The BESTIVAL STACEY’S ROOM (Bestival Stacey's handling decor for all floors). Motown Compiler of choice and dancefloor damager in chief JO WALLACE (These old Shoes), WILL NICOL (Northern Soul Rave Patrol), TONY JACKSON (Northern Belle) + SPECIAL GUESTS here to drop good time thunder and lightning on the dancefloor. Funk, Northern Soul, Motown, Stax, Rare Groove and Jazz dropped HARD! All night Long!!! BAM, KAPOW, DAMN. Let's Dance!
The South london Soul Train - As always, All floors will be taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.
However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this ones for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.
The South London Soul Train Weekender Part 2 with Lakuta (Live), Strut DJs + More Runs 10pm - 5am / £5/7/10/13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / The SLST normally takes place on The 1st, 2nd + 3rd Sat of each month + on-going specials at The CLF Art Cafe www.clfartcafe.org and beyond + the last Sat of each month at Omeara London.
500 TIX OTD
NEXT EVENT / The South London Soul Train Weekender 2018 Finale.
Sat Feb 10 - The South London Soul Train Weekender Part 3 w/Riot Jazz Brass Band (Live), Don’t Problem Brass Band (Live), Jazzheadchronic + More across 4 floors (10pm-5am) at The CLF Art Cafe. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1059209
Swiftly followed by …...
Sat Feb 17 - The South London Soul Train with Jazzheadchronic, Afro Cluster (Live) + More across 3 floors and 4 rooms at The CLF Art Cafe. https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1064219
Time to keep getting it on,
See you on the dancefloors fo sho