Kasai Masai

Limited tickets available on the door

  • Saturday 2 July | 7:30pm
  • Spiegeltent | Crescent Gardens | Harrogate
  • Tickets £16
  • VIP Booth £110 (for full inclusions and to book please call the Festival office on 01423 562303)

    Please note all bookings are subject to a £1.75 transaction fee.


Based in London and led by Nickens Nkoso, Kasai Masai’s music reflects their journey from the rural to urban, performing music which has been passed on from generation to generation combined with their own contemporary style. Written in Swahili, Lingala and Kimongo, Kasai Masai’s lyrics portray the cultural diversity of Congo where more than four hundred languages are spoken. The band’s fast-paced style of soukous and rumba meld with Congolese folkloric traditions to create an infectious form of dance music. Expect galloping rhythms, strong melodies, passionate beats, swinging guitars and moving saxophone as Kasai Masai make their Harrogate debut. Theirs is a sound that will transport you to a land where music is a way of life.

Booths are priced at £110. Booths include entry for 6 people to the event and guarantees your space for the evening. They are only available to reserve by calling the Box Office on 01423 562 303.

Event Information:

Doors open at 7pm.

This is a mixture of seated and standing space. Tables are arranged in unreserved cabaret seating. Come in, find a seat anywhere, squeeze in and make friends. We’re a friendly bunch so please do not leave gaps between seats, so everyone can find a space.

Expect a dancefloor, so there may be times when viewing is obscured when seated.




Sponsored by:

Ogden of Harrogate sponsor the Spiegeltent
“Kasai Masai are beautifully upbeat performers and absolute Soukous kings”
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Graeme Park | Thursday 30 June 2022 | 8pm

Benoit & The Hot Club | Friday 1 July 2022 | 8pm

Kasai Masai | Saturday 2 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Young Musician: Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux | Sunday 3 July | 11am

Silas Bassa | Sunday 3 July 2022 | 2pm

Jo Harrop | Sunday 3 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Oz & Armonico Drink to Music: Gin & Phonic | Monday 4 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Gypsy Queens | Tuesday 5 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Young Musician: Frederic Bager | Wednesday 6 July 2022 | 11am

London Afrobeat Collective | Friday 8 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Jimmy’s Night | Saturday 9 July 2022 | 7pm

Young Musician: Ben Tarlton | Friday 15 July 2022 | 11am

Coronation of QEII with Nicholas Owen & Armonico Consort & Baroque Players | Friday 15 July 2022 | 8pm

Alexei Grynyuk | Saturday 16 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Young Musician: Kevin Loh | Tuesday 26 July 2022 | 11am

Heathcliff Trio | Wednesday 27 July 2022 | 7:30pm

Festival Finale with The Amici Ensemble | Thursday 28 July 2022 | 7:30pm