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.

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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.

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.

KONARAK REDDY in PONDICHERRY at KASHA KI AASHA

This weekend KASHA KI AASHA is proud to bring internationally renowned guitarist KONARAK REDDY to our rooftop  with a special appearance by his talented daughter Zui Kumar-Reddy also on guitar.  Don’t miss this exclusive performance in Pondicherry at 8 pm on Saturday at Kasha Ki Aasha, 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy!  Tel: 413 222 2963.

Konarak Reddy is the first musician on the international stage to find a new musical language with western harmonic and Indian melodic concepts on guitar. He is known for his finger-style playing, as well as for integrating Hindustani and Carnatic styles of improvisation into his guitar technique. He studied jazz improvisation at BerkleeCollege of Music and graduated with Honours from the Jazz Guitar Performance Program at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood.  Konarak began touring with his eponymous band at the age of 16 and pioneered the idea of fusion with YALI ’74.

Since the 70’s Konarak has performed and toured with a range of musicians including Don
Ross (Canada), Peter Finger (Germany), Gionni de Clemente (Italy), Dylan Fowler (Wales),
Bob Bonastre (France), Rama Mani (India), TAS Mani (India), Dr. L.Subramaniam (India),
Antonio Forcione (UK), George Laval (Germany), Maynard Fergusson (US), Embryo
(Germany) amongst others.

Konarak has also composed music for many award winning films including:
Chanda Marutha (1976, Kannada, feature film, dir. Pattabhi Rama Reddy)
Devarakadu (1997, Kannada, feature film, dir. Pattabhi Rama Reddy)

Konarak Reddy was born in Madras and lives in Bangalore, India. His musical
influences, growing up in post-colonial India of the 50’s and 60’s, are myriad,
ranging from the ubiquitous Shubrabhatam that plays every morning all over South
India, his mother’s beloved Flamenco records, western classical music, the sounds
of the temple and the muezzin’s call, to rock and roll and jazz. He is the first
musician on the international stage to find a new musical language using western
harmonic and Indian melodic concepts on guitar. An alumni of Berklee College and
Musician’s Institute, he tours as a solo guitarist and has played with Don Ross
(Canada), Peter Finger (Germany), Jacques Stotzem (Belgium), Sandor Szabo
(Hungary), Masa Sumide (Japan), Claus Boesser-Ferrari (Germany) amongst others
on the international fingerstyle circuit. He hosts the biennial World Guitar Nights
and All India FingerStyle Competition. He has two guitar-centric albums –
Searching for the Goddess and Solar Avatar. He plays a handmade Abe Wechter
Pathmaker, Gibson Hummingbird, Zane PC electric and Parker Fly. Konarak lives in
Bangalore, South India.
He travels as a solo performer for both concerts and workshops.

Zui Kumar-Reddy grew up in an old house in Bangalore, India. She majored in
Biology at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina. Her minors included jazz
guitar and creative writing. She has been playing guitar with the WWC Jazz
Ensemble for the past four years and plays every week with various bands and
line ups at Tressa’s Jazz and Blues Bar, Pisgah Brewery and other local
venues in Asheville, NC.

Kasha Ki Aasha’s Performances Make Pondy Unforgettable

The Purely Pondicherry Performances keep right on rolling in 2018 with international musician  Sankarshan Kini on vocals and guitar this Saturday.  Join us for an evening of all your favorite jazz classics on our beautiful garden terrace from 8 pm on.  Pondicherry is definitely one of a kind and an evening of jazz at Kasha Ki Aasha will ensure you will never forget it.

Music starts at 8 pm.  We have a great dinner menu and lots of specials lined up for you!  Come early to make the most of it.

Kasha Ki Aasha is a hop, skip and a jump from the French Quarter at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01.  Call us for reservations at 413 222 2963.

Boston Based Christie Kanska is Back

Kasha Ki Aasha welcomes back JAZZ vocalist Christie Kanska this weekend.  Christie will be also playing keyboard and performing with our original musical friends, Raghuraman Ramasubramanian on guitar.  This duo was a great hit in their first performance so make you sure you make it this Saturday at 8 pm.

There will be a special, surprise “performance” created in conjunction with the jazz this weekend so come check it out!

As always our home style dinner specials will be coming fresh out of the kitchen.  Call for reservations at 413 222 2963.  Kasha Ki Aasha is just around the corner from the French Quarter at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01.

Bangla Revisited at Kasha Ki Aasha This Saturday

This Saturday evening, Kasha Ki Aasha welcomes the internationally renowned guitarist and bass player, Kaartik to the terrace.

Kaartik, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, got started in the international music scene as part of the renowned Bangladeshi band, BANGLA with whom he performed for most of the first decade of the new millenium.  BANGLA a folk-rock band formed by the popular indie musician Arnob, made its name blending the traditional Bangladeshi folk genres like Baul and Lalon together with western flavours like jazz, blues and rock gaining a global following for its unique sound.

Leaving the band in 2010 to concentrate on his own personal style, Kaartik studied at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music and was certified in guitar in 2013.  Today, Kaartik is a freelance musician and regularly performs jazz and contemporary with  other established musicians and ensembles.

Kaartik’s performance starts at 8 pm this Saturday and will be comprised of rearranged Bangla Folk music by Philosophers and Poets such as Tagore and Lalon Fakir.  Kirtana Krishna will make a special guest appearance, on vocals and guitar.

Kasha Ki Aasha looks forward to welcoming you for a special evening and another Purely Pondicherry Performance.

Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01.  For reservations, please call 4132222963

 

Matt Littlewood Trio takes over the Terrace

This Saturday evening, the Matt Littlewood Trio takes over Kasha Ki Aasha’s terrace for two sets of jazz classics.  This the perfect start to Kasha Ki Aasha’s 3rd year of Purely Pondicherry Performances every single Saturday.  Who can believe it?  Time passes so fast when you have this series to look forward every weekend.

Kasha Ki Aasha has been able to present our city with live music every weekend thanks to the many musicians who continue to support our effort to introduce a music scene here – helping us find new great talents, sharing the information about the venue with fellow musicians and sometimes even helping us by bringing their own sound systems until we finally get our own in 2018!

Come join us.  Performances at Kasha Ki Aasha are full of great music, great people and of course, great food.  We are waiting for you!

Performance begins at 8 pm.  Want to hear a bit of what you are going to hear?

Kasha Ki Aasha, 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy -01.  Call us at 413.222.2963.

 

 

 

International Experience and Immense Talent at Kasha Ki Aasha

Guitar, Vocals and Saxophone…. Sankarshan Kini and Matt Littlewood are back at Kasha Ki Aasha this weekend with their take on the Classics of Jazz.  These guys combine their international experience and immense talents for two sets starting at 8 pm.  Pondicherry is lucky to have artists like this to call its own!

Performance starts at 8 pm at Kasha Ki Aasha (23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01).  Call us for reservations before the first set…then it is first come first serve for great music, great food and with you…great people!   Tel:  413 222 2963