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Wom@ tt presents KASAI MASAI - THE Congolese band of the moment. If you
know them you'll be making this gig a must - and if not come on down -
a treat is in store! Kasai Masai led by the 'Voodo King' NICKENS NKOSO, The Tabernacle,Powis Square August 8th "...Kasaï
Masaï successfully marry a respect for vintage grooves with an
overwhelming urge to move the dance floor. This is the sound of the old
and the new, of the countryside and the city, from deep in the heart of
Africa..." Nige Tassell - Reading Womad Festival
£5 adv/ conc/ facebook £8 door http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iukxm6bgix8
Named after a river, Kasai is a region in Congo which lies in the heart
of the rain forest where many tribes such as the Baka still maintain
their traditional lifestyles. The Maasai, just like the Baka, are
another dignified tribe whose lives still centre around a nomadic
Based in London, Kasaï Masaï brings us the
traditional sound of the most remote equatorial villages, with an Urban
twist. The band plays ancestral music which has been passed on from
generation to generation and is rooted in the healing power of
percussion and chanting combined with the majestic sound of the
Congolese folk guitar.
Soon, you will feel the music oozing
through your veins, pumping a rhythmic African beat through your body.
Hence, the audience find themselves on their feet, moving toward the
dance floor on an uncontrollable shaking of their hips.
Masaï is a 5 piece outfit, consisting of d'jembe, guitar, saxophone,
bass and drum. To add that extra exotic touch they are also joined
occasionally by two female dancers! It is led by percussionist, singer
and dancer, Voodoo King Nickens Nkoso who i salsowellknownforhisworkwith KandaBongoman especially. WOM@ TT are renowned for putting on great music and brilliant atmosphere)
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