This Saturday being the first of the month, we welcome back our only regular duo, Sankarshan Kini and Holger Jetter.  Their unique sound of violin, bass and guitar with Shanks at the microphone is always worth hearing and  they continue to surprise us with new play lists of jazz classic tunes every month!
Join us at 8 pm for a great musical performance, some of those South Indian favorites from Kasha Ki Aasha’s kitchen and be a part of another purely Pondicherry moment on our terrace.
Kasha Ki Aasha is at 23 rue Surcouf Street, Pondy 01.  You don’t need reservations, we will always make room for another jazz lover!

Figo Maniero comes to Kasha Ki Aasha


Looking forward to featuring Figo Maniero at Kasha Ki Aasha this Saturday evening at 8 pm.

Come chill out with us again this week on our breezy terrace…there is no better place to experience great music than at Kasha Ki Aasha.

We have a dinner menu and a license on Saturdays, so come enjoy.

Music starts at 8pm.

Kasha Ki Aasha, 23 rue Surcouf, Pondy 01.  You can call us at 413 222 2963 but we don’t accept reservations after 730 pm.  First come, best seats is how it works!

Purely Pondicherry Performance this Saturday 4 March


Our favorite String Duo – Sankarshan Kini and Holger Jetter are back this Saturday evening at Kasha Ki Aasha for some great Classic Jazz.  It is all about strings with these two who bring a violin, bass viol and guitar to accompany Shank’s great vocals.  Come enjoy!

Our special South Indian Dinner menu and Beverages are available.

Entry fees help Kasha Ki Aasha keep these great performances coming every week.

Questions (but no reservations! Sorry!) – Call us at 413 222 2963!

Kasha Ki Aasha welcomes Maneli Jamal this Saturday!


Kasha Ki Aasha continues its Purely Pondicherry Performance Series with Maneli Jamal, an acclaimed acoustic guitarist based in Canada this Saturday evening at 8 pm.

Acoustic guitarist Maneli Jamal has lived in five different countries (Iran, Belarus, Germany, USA, Canada) and moved twenty times by the time he was 18. The young artist gained a sense of musical maturity rarely seen among his peers especially when he transforms his nomadic life experiences into musical movements using extended guitar techniques. There aren’t many players in his style that have Jamal’s balance of power and sensitivity, nor his breadth of ideas. His rhythmic concepts can be alternately short and dense, or explored carefully through several movements and real life stories. This becomes evident with having won countless music competitions around the world including most recently placing 1st at Canada’s Soundclash Music Awards. Having been brought up in a purely artistic and musical family has contributed to shape his unique and comical story telling approach in live settings. He has performed in 5 continents and 15 countries as a solo performer, has a signature model acoustic guitar named after him and was on the front cover of 2015 Toronto magazine (500,000 copies distributed worldwide). The world is his home and he plays from one end to the other.

For a preview of this weekend’s performance, check out Maneli’s website!


Rotem Sivan performs at Kasha Ki Aasha


Kasha Ki Aasha’s Purely Pondicherry Performance Series continues this Saturday with NY based Jazz guitarist Rotem Sivan performing with local talent, Raghuraman Ramasubramaniam.


Rotem Sivan is taking the NYC jazz scene by storm. Described by DownBeat Magazine as “a remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene,” he completed his studies in both classical composition and jazz with honors in Tel Aviv & NYC. Sivan tours with his trio most of the year playing in world-renowned festivals and clubs. He has performed in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Poland, UK, Slovenia, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Israel, USA, and Canada, among others, and has given workshops around the world in top universities and schools.

Sivan can be seen regularly at the city’s top venues such as Smalls, Birdland, The Jazz Gallery, The Bar Next Door and The Blue Note. He has performed at many international festivals such as Polanco Jazz Festival, Chutzpah Jazz Festival, Marseille Jazz Festival, Venice Jazz Festival, Fara Jazz Festival, Exposure Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Utopia Music Festival, Bern Jazz Festival and Sonora Jazz Festival to name a few.

Performance:  Saturday 11 February 2017 at 8 pm

Kasha Ki Aasha, 23 rue Surcouf, Pondicherry 605001

Entry Fees Apply

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Purely Pondicherry Perfomance Series at Kasha Ki Aasha

Kasha Ki Aasha’s great performances continue with versatile Jazz duo, Bangalore born guitarist and vocalist, Sankarshan Kini and Holger Jetter, originally hailing from Germany, on strings.

Music starts at 8 but come early and enjoy some incredible  South Indian delicacies from Kasha Ki Aasha’s homestyle kitchen and our beverage menu.

Sorry, we do not accept reservations.

Kasha Ki Aasha Presents a Purely Pondicherry JAZZ Performance Featuring Daniel Roth


Kasha Ki Aasha is proud to present an evening with New Yorker, Daniel Roth, and international vocalist, Kranti Cheon this Saturday starting at 8 pm.

Daniel Roth studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and played in the clubs of Greenich Village in New York with some of the best like Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Concha Buika and toured the world five times with Joe Cocker. Roth now is based in Europe and plays with The Vibe alongside the renowned saxaphonist, Norbert Fimple.  Daniel Roth is renowned for his dynamic piano solos on jazz blues and his Brazilian music improvisation.

We also welcome back international jazz vocalist, Kranti Cheon who is based in Auroville and has made this performance possible.

Kasha Ki Aasha brings STRAW MAN’s Blues to Pondicherry


STRAW MAN (French musician Aymeric Simon) brings us some incredible Blues this coming Saturday at Kasha Ki Aasha.  Come join those in the know searching for the best of live music in a venue that feels like its Purely Pondicherry!

Performance begins at 8 pm with 2 sets finishing at 10 pm.  We believe that children love great music too, so feel free to bring yours too!  We have a special dinner menu and a license on Saturday evenings!

Entry Fees Apply to help us pay our performers!

Call 413.222.2963 for directions, but we don’t take reservations!  It’s first come, first serve!