From the plains to the soaring heights, theirs is a sound that will transport you to a land where music is more than just entertainment, Kasai Masai will take you to a place where music is a way of life. The band's original compositions have moved beyond traditional expectations of Congolese music with their galloping rhythms, strong melodies, passionate beats, swinging guitars, and moving saxophones.

Based in London and Led by the 'Hip Doctor' Nickens Nkoso, Kasai Masai mix Congolese Rumba and Soukous meld with Congolese folkloric tradition to create an infectious form of dance music.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of infectious live music that reflects Kasai Masai's journey from the rural to the urban.

Nickens Nkoso

Kasai Masai is led by percussionist, singer, and dancer Nickens Nkoso. Nickens is a well-known figure on the world music circuit. He has worked alongside international Congolese artists including Kanda Bongoman, Koffi Olomide, Papa Wemba, Madilu System, Canta Nyboma, Mose Fan Fan, and Sam Mapangala. In the UK he has been a member of Safroman’s All in One, Koko Kanyinda’s Soukous Koumbele, Robert Maseko’s Congo Beat, Mongo Ley’s Les Zaza, Muana Mousa’s Banda Banda, Nsimba Foggis’ Taxi Pata Pata, Micky Djo Lusala’s Soukous Gang, and Baboma.

Global Festivals

Nickens has appeared at many festivals including Glastonbury, Womad Reading, and Womad Grand Canary. Weltnacht (Germany), The African Nations Cup in Tunisia 2004, Adelaide Womad – Australia 2006, Africa Oyé, Toured with Kanda Bongoman in Malawi, Kenya, and Ethiopia TV & Radio: Nickens has performed on Andy Kershaw’s “World and New”, Later with Jools Holland, “John Peel
Session”, BBC3 World Music Day, Resonance FM, etc.

Kasai Masai is an established international band that performs at many festivals including RainForest Festival- Malaysia, Oman World Music Festival, World Music Festival – Bahrain, Zain Party – Spain, Clonmel Festival – Republic of Ireland, World Music LX09 – Portugal to name but few.

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