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 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.

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


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

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

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


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 van der Westen – Amsterdam Artist Collective

Tour dates

Amsterdam Artist Collective ➝ Rockin' since 2014

Contact ➝ info[at]aacollective.nl

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