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Kasai Masai

Kasaï Masaï bring the traditional sound of remote equatorial African villages to the UK, adding a unique and contemporary twist on the way.

Kasai is a region of the Congo that is named after a river in the heart of the rainforest where many tribes maintain their traditional lifestyles. The Masai are a dignified tribe whose lives still centre around a nomadic existence.

Kasaï Masaï are a truly special quintet led by Nickens Nkoso. Playing ancestral music which has been passed on from generation to generation, their sound is rooted in the healing power of the driving percussion and singing combined with the majestic Congolese guitar and jazz saxophone.

Written in Swahili, Lingala, and Kimongo, the lyrics reflect the cultural diversity of a region where more than four hundred languages are spoken.

Kasaï Masaï give an incredible live show, you’ll find it difficult standing still in the presence of such absorbing African rhythms! Nickens has previously collaborated with artists such as Koffi Olomide, Papa Wemba, Kanda Bongo Man, Mose Fan Fan, Samba Mapangala and many more. Kasaï Masaï are very well established in the UK and are a firm feel-good favourite!

This is a rescheduled event. Original tickets remain valid.

Music, World Music, strada

Friday 17th February 2023 - Starts 8pm


TICKET PRICE: £16 seated, £13 standing


  • star rating  A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

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    July 28, 2019
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    October 10, 2019
  • star rating  Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

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    October 13, 2019
  • star rating  Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

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    July 28, 2020
  • star rating  Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
    October 14, 2019
  • star rating  Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

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    February 2, 2020
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    October 28, 2021
  • star rating  Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

    BIves24
    January 19, 2020
  • star rating  Recently visited to attend an event. Needed a bit of support to assist with a hidden disability to make the visit successful and the venue went above and beyond to... read more

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    September 15, 2021
  • star rating  Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

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    July 15, 2019
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