Christie Kanska and Zdenek Kansky Grace Our Terrace, This Saturday

Rev up your Saturday this week at Kasha Ki Aasha with ZCK!

Kasha Ki Aasha holds an evening of music by the reknowned vocalist & pianist Christie Kanska  and her husband Zdenek Kansky, a musical artist. ‘ZCK Music Production’ was founded by the duo in 2014. Christie has performed as a vocal soloist with various classical, modern and jazz bands and orchestras across Europe and the eastern USA.

 Christie captures her audience with her honesty and artistic mastery. She expresses her love for people, nature, and life through  original music and poetic lyrics.  

The show starts at 8 pm at Kasha Ki Aasha located at 23, Surcouf Street, Pondicherry.  The terrace garden also offers a mouthwatering  homemade South Indian menu to make your evening more special. For directions and reservations, call 0433 2222963.

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MoonARRA with Jagadeesh and Madhuri Jagadeesh at KASHA KI AASHA

For an evening to remember , join us at Kasha Ki Aasha this Saturday   evening  at 8 for special jazz music by World renowned guitarist Jagadeesh and vocalist Madhuri Jagadeesh from Bangalore.

Jagadeesh has performed in International Jazz Festivals and concert tours  in Morocco, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.  Madhuri has found a niche in world music and is constantly looking to expand the scope and possibilities of this genre with new influences and sounds around the world as she travels.

You will not want to miss this  couple’s amazing performance in the beautiful terrace garden .

Call us at 0433 2222963 for reservation or direction.  Kasha Ki Aasha is located at 23, Surcouf Street, Pondicherry.

JAZZ TRIO Littlewood / Kini / Mahajan at KASHA KI AASHA This Saturday

Jazz trio Littlewood / Kini / Mahajan will appear this Saturday evening at 8 pm on Kasha Ki Aasha’s beautiful terrace.  Join us for evening of incredible music with these three internationally acclaimed musicians.  We suggest making a reservation this Saturday (call 413 222 2963).

Want to know more?

Matt Littlewood is originally from UK and is currently living in Auroville, India.
Jazz saxophonist, pianist, composer and music teacher he studied music at Exeter University UK.
Matt is a very active member of the Indian Jazz and World music scene.

Sankarshan Kini is an independent music producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Auroville, India. He explores genres of jazz, blues, rock, folk, and funk with different independent projects. He plays guitar, violin, mandolin, trumpet, and harmonica. He scores for cinema and theater.

Aman Mahajan is an Indian pianist, composer and improviser.

Having associated with musicians of a plethora of nationalities and musical backgrounds, his work is influenced by traditional and contemporary forms from around the world, and deeply inspired by a sense of unity and connection. Mahajan is interested in musical improvisation as a tool with which to interact, explore and create.

Mahajan is presently based out of Bangalore, where he works on musical projects and teaches. He is currently active with piano-guitar duo, Tinctures. He is also a returning faculty member at the Global Music Institute, Greater Noida.

Kasha Ki Aasha is located at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondicherry 01.  Music starts at 8 pm with a second set at 9 pm.  Call us for reservations or directions at 413 222 2963.

SOONER OR LATER arrives at Kasha Ki Aasha

This weekend Kasha Ki Aasha is proud to present SOONER OR LATER – guitar duo Rolf Bosbach and Sankarshan Kini.  This is their first performance as a duo at Kasha Ki Aasha and we are looking forward to an evening of Rolf’s original compositions.  Shanks continues to surprise us with his versatility as a musician as well with the talents he brings to our stage to play with.  This Saturday will be a very unique evening of jazz. Music starts at 8 pm.  Call to reserve at 413 222 2963.

The Back Story: 

Rolf was born near Cologne in Germany. His interest in eastern philosophy and yoga brought him to Auroville in the mid ‘90s. His original compositions are a reflections of personal experiences or inspired by the poems of a close friend.

He grew up with the Beatles, Progressive Rock and Jazz-Rock and only developed interest in jazz when he had to play it in various Bands in Germany and Auroville. He organises several shows a year in Auroville bringing musicians together.

Contemporary Jazz This Saturday at Kasha Ki Aasha

This Saturday evening, Holger Jetter and Matt Littlewood bring Contemporary Jazz to Kasha Ki Aasha’s terrace.  This string/keyboard duo presents a level of musical sophistication that is a rare find and according to one of our guests not even available in metros like Bangalore.  So if you are looking for a truly unique Pondicherry experience, call to reserve your table for 8 pm this Saturday evening. (Tel:  413 222 2963).

Kasha Ki Aasha is just a hop, skip and a jump over the canal at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01.  Come join us for an evening of truly GREAT music, great food and great people.  First set begins at 8 pm.

KIRTANA KRISHNA Graces Our Terrace This Saturday

This Saturday evening we welcome KIRTANA KRISHNA to Kasha Ki Aasha’s Terrace for an evening of Classic Jazz.  Kirtana will perform your favorite jazz classics on guitar and that amazing voice we adore!  Don’t miss another evening of great music, great people and great food at Kasha Ki Aasha.  Music starts at 8 pm and you can reserve a place by calling us at 413 222 2963 anytime!

Kirtana Krishna, originally from Bangalore,  trained at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music and now performs regularly across India solo and with a number of established musicians!

See you Saturday!

CONGREGATION at Kasha Ki Aasha this Saturday

Come join CONGREGATION this Saturday at Kasha Ki Aasha for their very special jazz sound by guitarists Dhani Muniz and Sankarshan Kini.  Dhani is one of the great discoveries in our region and this is only his second performance ever.   You will not want to miss this duo’s amazing guitars.  Music starts at 8 pm.

Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf in Pondicherry.  Call us at 413 222 2963 for reservation.

INTERNATIONAL Performance – ZCK Latin JAZZ Quartet at Kasha Ki Aasha

Kasha Ki Aasha is proud to continue its Purely Pondicherry Performance Series with the first Indian appearance of the ZCK Latin Jazz Quartet this Saturday evening at 8 pm.  The quartet featuring Greek vocalist, Christie Kanska, Czech Bassist, Zdenek Kansky and Brazilians – pianist, Antonio Guerra, and percussionist, Claudio Olveira come together for the first time in public on our breezy garden terrace this weekend.

The music starts promptly at 8 pm and you are welcome to make reservations by calling 413 222 2963 or just coming by Kasha Ki Aasha directly 23 rue Surcouf, Pondicherry 605001.

Would you like to know more about the performers?

Check out Christie Kanska HERE!

For more information on Zdenek Kansky click HERE!

Discover Antonio Guerra on his WEBSITE!

Claudio Oliveira can be heard right HERE!

Kasha Ki Aasha presents Matt Littlewood and Holger Jetter

Kasha Ki Aasha presents Matt Littlewood on keyboard and Holger Jetter on Strings this Saturday evening at 8 pm.  This duo bring the best of contemporary and classic jazz to our garden terrace on a regular basis  because their performances are always something extra ordinary!  

Join us for an evening of great music, great people and great food.  Kasha Ki Aasha is the only venue in Pondicherry offering live music every single Saturday since 2015 and we do it in a way you will never forget!   Music starts at 8 pm  Reservations are welcome at 413 222 2963.

Kasha Ki Aasha is located a hop, skip and a jump over the canal from the French Quarter at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01. See you Saturday!

Kasha Ki Aasha Welcomes Back Singer Songwriter Mahesh Raghunandan

Kasha Ki Aasha welcomes back Bangalore based singer songwriter Mahesh Raghunandan to our terrace this Saturday.  Mahesh, whose music combines indie folk, folk rock, pop rock and soul along with a hint of blues will be accompanied by musician, Ramanan Chandramouli  for the performance which starts at 8 pm.

Come join us for yet another night full of great music, great food and great people on our terrace.  Music starts at 8 pm and keeps rolling to 10 pm.  South Indian specialties and beverages are available.  We are happy to take your reservation at Tel: 413 222 2963.  See you soon at Kasha Ki Aasha 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01!!!

Mahesh Raghunandan is influenced by artists ranging from Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra all the way to John Mayer, Damien Rice, and has opened for artists such as The Raghu Dixit Project, Bruce Lee Mani (Thermal and a Quarter), Parvaaz, The Kutle Khan Project, Sanjeev Thomas & Baiju Dharmajan and international artists such as Lucy Rose, Luke Sital-Singh from the U.K and Ty Penshorn from Australia.
Mahesh also performed as a singersongwriter at Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2015, Stage42 Festival 2016, Into the Void 2016, Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2017 and more. He has performed with Christian Galvez, one of the best Jazz musicians in the world.
Besides the solo career, Mahesh is involved in multiple collaborative projects. He is the frontman of the psychedelic/alt band Blushing Satellite.

Ramanan Chandramouli is a Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) graduate who has played guitar alongside Brad Rabuchin (Ray Charles), Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai), Tim Curle (Josh Groban) and has extensively toured the United States/Dubai/Malaysia. In India he has performed numerous times with Thermal and a Quarter, Lou Majaw, Adil & Vasundhara to name a few and has opened for the legendary John Mclaughlin from Shakthi and Mahavishnu Orchestra.