Kasai Allstars is a collective which regoups members from several other bands, including Masanka Sankayi and Basokin. They all originate from Kasai (a Congolese province of the size of France), but come from very diverse musical traditions, such as the Luba and the Lulua, which were thought to be incompatible until these musicians decide to put their resources together and form this "supergroup".

After recording several tracks for the Congotronics 2 album ("Buzz'n'Rumble from the Urb'n'Jungle"), Kasai Allstars went on to record and release the acclaimed album "In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The Head Of His Enemy By Magic", which became a big cult album in the electronic and indie rock communities, all around Europe, the US and Japan.

Kasai Allstars toured several times in Europe. Their live show is really something not to be missed. The wild, driving rhythms and exhilarating vocals are as exciting as those heard on their albums, and are further enhanced by spectacular dancing. 

In November 2010, Crammed Discs released "Tradi-Mods Vs. Rockers", a multi-artist album containing interpretations, covers and tributes to the music of Kasai Allstars, Konono No1 and other Congotronics bands, recorded by 26 indie rock and electronic musicians. The following artists chose to record reworks or original tributes to the music of Kasai Allstars:  Deerhoof, Animal Collective, Juana Molina, Shackleton, Aksak Maboul, Lonely Drifter Karen, Jolie Holland, Woom and Bass Clef.
 
In 2011, Kasai Allstars took part in the Congotronics vs Rockers project, a "superband" including ten Congolese and ten indie rock musicians (also including members of Deerhoof, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Konono no.1, Skeletons and Juana Molina), who collaborated to create a common repertoire and performed at 15 major festivals and venues in ten countries.

Kasai Allstars released "Beware The Fetish" in 2014, a 2CD collection of over 100 minutes of wild, trance-inducing, raw intensity, which probes deeper into the musicians' repertoires and styles, with the help of a large array of guests.

In 2017, the band wrote and performed most of the soundtrack for Alain Gomis' award-winning feature film "Félicité", and appears onscreen playing their own part. Muambuyi's voice is omnipresent, and is being heard everytime the film's protagonist Félicité (played by Congolese actress Vero Tshanda) sings in the bars of Kinshasa, backed by KasaÏ Allstars.The film was presented in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017, where it obtained the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. 

The soundtrack album came out in 2017 and also features three tracks by Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste, as well as a series of bonus remixes, by the likes of Daedelus, Clap! Clap!, Ekiti Sound, Africaine 808 & more. 

News

Kasai Allstars tour Europe to celebrate "Félicité"


The band have a central role in the award-winning fiction film. They're playing a dozen European shows in October, to celebrate the movie's release in several countries

KASAI ALLSTARS


at the core of Alain Gomis’ movie "Félicité"

Kasai Allstars' music in the soundtrack of award-winning film


"Félicité" earned the Silver Bear Grand Jury Award at the Berlin Film Festival, and features the band, off and onscreen

KASAI ALLSTARS on a rare European festival tour, summer 2015


Kinshasa DRC's wildest band, the mythical KASAI ALLSTARS collective, are playing a 9-date festival tour in Europe in June/July 2015, including appearances at Glastonbury and Roskilde.

Kasai Allstars' wild new album now on preorder


The long-awaited 2nd LP by the mindblowing Congotronics collective from Kinshasa, DRC, will come out as a 2CD and a limited-ed. vinyl

Congotronics vs Rockers voted #1 London gig of 2011


... by London-based live blog Londonears

Congotronics vs Rockers Tour = 30 day discount at 30%


30% discount on selected Congotronics CDs & LPs ! Only until July 30th!

Follow the writing sessions for Congotronics vs Rockers !...


10 Congolese and 10 indie artists in 6 countries are currently swapping files to prepare this incredible project.

Congotronics vs Rockers: first tour dates announced


The exceptional tour by the collaborative ensemble featuring Konono N°1, Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Skeletons is taking shape!

Congotronics Vinyl Box Set has arrived !


This strictly limited edition contains 7 vinyls (incl. the new Konono) and downloads of all Congotronics albums

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Releases

KASAI ALLSTARS - Beware the Fetish
KASAI ALLSTARS
Beware the Fetish
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KASAI ALLSTARS - In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...
KASAI ALLSTARS
In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into...
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KASAI ALLSTARS - Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
KASAI ALLSTARS
Buzz'n'Rumble From The Urb'n'Jungle
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KASAI ALLSTARS - Around Felicite
KASAI ALLSTARS
Around Felicite
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