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Kasba plays a mix of North African music and Western music and is one of the leading groups in the non-Western music in the Netherlands. Kasba also reached a number one hit in Morocco and the band was nominated for several awards in the Netherlands such as “Best Dutch world music group. The group collaborated internationally with a lot of well known artists and the music from the group was used in several movies. The group became well known in 2002 after they played at the wedding of king Willem Alexander of The Netherlands, a concert that was broadcasted in 64 countries worldwide.
After being selected for the Visa for Music showcase festival in Rabat Morocco, they played festival Timitar in the summer of 2018. The band is currently writing and recording a brand new studio album, to be released in the spring of 2019.
Sami el Ghousli ➝ vocals, percussion
Dieter van der Westen ➝ bass
Roel Denteneer ➝ guitar
Khalid Jakhlal ➝ percussion
Mark Nieuwenhuis ➝ trumpet
Lars Posthumus ➝ saxophone
Joost Kurstjens ➝ drums
Vishaal Nanda ➝ keys
Chouf Chouf (2004), #1 hit single in Morocco 'Yama Bomba'
Sidi Yahia (2002)
Oor (NL) ➝ “a delicious musical tajine"
The Netherlands, Morocco, Colombia, Belgium, Mexico and Ireland
Timitar festival Agadir, Rai festival Oujda, Marriage king Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima, Lowlands, Zwarte Cross, Festival Mundial, Agadir, Oerol, Sfinx mixed, Gentse Feesten, Mawazine Festival and Ollin Kan Festival
Teatro Major (Bogota Colombia), Heineken Music Hall, Concertgebouw, Paradiso, Melkweg, Carré, Bimhuis, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Bibelot Beauforthuis, Tolhuistuin, De Spot, De Helling and De Doelen
➝ 250k YouTube views
➝ 10k Soundcloud plays
➝ 41k Spotify Streams
➝ 9k Facebook Fans
Paul de Leeuw, Barend & Van Dorp, Patat, Pommes en Pasta, NTR Nationaal Suikerfeest, Koffietijd
FunX, Radio 2M, Radio RTM, Beurre FM, 3FM: Sander Lantinga, Giel Beelen, Rob Stenders
Paul de Leeuw ➝ 'Multiculti'
DJ Idriss ➝ 'Bambara'
Metropool Orkest ➝ 'C'est pas'
Thé Lau, Bløf, Thasha's World ➝ Dutch liberation day song
Frank Boeijen ➝ Zwart Wit
Astrid Nijgh ➝ Ik doe wat ik doe
Gerard van Maasakkers ➝ He goade mee
Contact ➝ info[at]aacollective.nl