Kasba

500+ shows in

Bookings and contact

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.

Current projects

After releasing their 6th album 'Rwina' in 2014 Kasba played at festivals all over Europe, headlining at Festival Mundial. The band is currently writing and recording a brand new studio album, to be released in 2017.

Band members

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

Releases

Rwina (2014)

Sodfa (2011)

Darna (2009)

ZigZag (2007)

Chouf Chouf (2004), #1 hit single in Morocco 'Yama Bomba'

Sidi Yahia (2002)

Press quotes

Oor (NL) ➝ “a delicious musical tajine"

The Netherlands, Morocco, Colombia, Belgium, Mexico and Ireland

Festival highlights

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

Venues rocked

Teatro Major (Bogota Colombia), Heineken Music Hall, Concertgebouw, Paradiso, Melkweg, Carré, Bimhuis, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Bibelot Beauforthuis, Tolhuistuin, De Spot, De Helling and De Doelen

Social Media

➝ 250k YouTube views

➝ 10k Soundcloud plays

➝ 41k Spotify Streams

➝ 9k Facebook Fans

Television appearances

Paul de Leeuw, Barend & Van Dorp, Patat, Pommes en Pasta, NTR Nationaal Suikerfeest, Koffietijd

Movie stars

Pizzamaffia, Doodslag

Radio stars

FunX, Radio 2M, Radio RTM, Beurre FM, 3FM: Sander Lantinga, Giel Beelen, Rob Stenders

Collaborations

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

Dieter van der Westen

➝ Management and bookings, composer, bass

 

dieter[at]aacollective.nl

 

Dieter van der Westen – Amsterdam Artist Collective

Tour dates

December 10, 2016 / Walnoot /Boxtel The Netherlands

 

March 10, 2017 / Beauforthuis / Austerlitz, The Netherlands

 

2016 dates

September 24, 2016 / Vreemd Wild / Middelburg, The Netherlands

 

September 23, 2016 / Djemaa El Fna / Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

September 17, 2016 / Festival / Den Bosch, The Netherlands

 

September 4, 2016 / Verueño / Schiedam, The Netherlands

 

September 3, 2016 / Villa Pace / Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

 

August 7, 2016 / Lepeltje Lepeltje / Vreemd Wild / Eindhoven, The Netherlands

 

July 30, 2016 / Sfinks Mixed Festival / Boechout, Belgium

 

July 23, 2016 / Fabriek Magnifique / Veghel, The Netherlands

 

July 17, 2016 / Bazaar Festival / Boxtel, The Netherlands

 

July 16, 2016 / Kootwijkerzand / Kootwijk, The Netherlands

 

July 10, 2016 / Pllek / Vreemd Wild / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

July 9, 2016 / Georgie's Wuntergarten / Vreemd Wild Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

July 7, 2016 Muziek in de Wijk / Festival / Antwerpen, Belgium

 

June 10, 2016 / Gashouder Westergasfabriek / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

June 4, 2016 / Zwolle Unlimited / Zwolle, The Netherlands

 

June 4, 2016 / Werelddag van het Samenleven Festival / Almere, The Netherlands

 

May 29, 2016 / Amersfoort Jazz Festival / Vreemd Wild / Amersfoort, The Netherlands

 

May 28, 2016 / Kaaspop / Edam, The Netherlands

 

May 27, 2016 De Helling (Vreemd Wild) Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

May 14, 2016 / Festival / Kortrijk, Belgium

 

May 5, 2016 / Bevrijdingsfestival / Den Bosch, The Netherlands

 

April 27, 2016 / Pllek / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

April 2, 2016 / CC Berchem / Antwerpen, Belgium

 

April 1, 2016 / Paradiso Amsterdam, The Netherlands. SOS: een benefietconcert voor kinderen op de vlucht.

 

March 26, 2016 / Stadsschouwburg / Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

March 19, 2016 / Museumplein / Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam Artist Collective ➝ Rockin' since 2014

Contact ➝ info[at]aacollective.nl

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