Let’s create a life with love and unity!

Mo and KUSH band


Mo Ahmed – Sudanese artist, vocalist and percussionist – was born and raised in the second city of Sudan, Omdurman. Recognized in his home land as a master djembe player, Mo composed many demonstration songs that were used during the civilian movement in Sudan. He was a well known activist and fighter for human rights in Omdurman and Khartoum. Seven years ago, Mo had to leave Sudan and decided to find a safer and stronger way to continue his work. He fled to the Netherlands and pursued his movement for peace and justice in a different way. Mo created Kush Band and now sings of his longing for freedom, love and unity, playing a variety of percussion instruments.

In 2023, Mo & Kush Band released their album SudanGali on all streaming platforms. Sudanese traditionals, the roots of Mo’s Sufism family, were combined in new compositions. The rhythms are intriguing and very danceable: Arabic reggae, soukous, ska, Sahara blues and Afrobeat. The groove usually gets the audience on their feet within minutes. 

You may book Mo & Kush Band (the full band of 8 musicians, a smaller set, or Mo solo) through the Stichting Kush Art Collective. Kush Art Collective also organizes its own concerts (African Grooves), the yearly Africa Festival Utrecht, percussion workshops and other events with African music and arts.