Productions

Kaashi Arts are constantly working on concerts, online content & educational projects. These projects will vary in medium from the ancient temple to the digital world.

A rare evening with the king of the Bansuri | Union Chapel, London | June 2017 Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia ji needs no introduction as one of world's foremost artists. His career has spanned over 60 years and he has worked with greats such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma ji (Santoor), Ustad Zakir Hussain ji (Tabla), The Beatles, Pandit Ravi Shankar ji (Sitar) and so many more.  A performer the world over, a dedicated guru (teacher) it was a truly special event for Kaashi Arts and an honour for us as an organisation. Pandit ji enthralled a packed Union Chapel audience with our Artistic Director, Pandit Sanju Sahai ji providing beautiful accompaniment on the tabla. A memorable event with a truly remarkable artist.

A rare evening with the king of the Bansuri | Union Chapel, London | June 2017

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia ji needs no introduction as one of world's foremost artists. His career has spanned over 60 years and he has worked with greats such as Pandit Shivkumar Sharma ji (Santoor), Ustad Zakir Hussain ji (Tabla), The Beatles, Pandit Ravi Shankar ji (Sitar) and so many more. 

A performer the world over, a dedicated guru (teacher) it was a truly special event for Kaashi Arts and an honour for us as an organisation. Pandit ji enthralled a packed Union Chapel audience with our Artistic Director, Pandit Sanju Sahai ji providing beautiful accompaniment on the tabla.

A memorable event with a truly remarkable artist.

Smt. Girija Devi ji  | Banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi, India | April 2017 Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi ji - A goddess, one of India's most precious jewels & the most interesting personality. Kaashi Arts had the distinct pleasure of spending time at the home of Girija Devi ji, understanding her journey in music for a career which spans over 70 years. An incredible path she has so elegantly walked. Towards the end of our time, Kaashi Arts together with its dedicated team in India curated a concert with her on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. An epic event in the most divine location to over one thousand audience members throughout the night.  

Smt. Girija Devi ji  | Banks of the River Ganges, Varanasi, India | April 2017

Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi ji - A goddess, one of India's most precious jewels & the most interesting personality.

Kaashi Arts had the distinct pleasure of spending time at the home of Girija Devi ji, understanding her journey in music for a career which spans over 70 years. An incredible path she has so elegantly walked.

Towards the end of our time, Kaashi Arts together with its dedicated team in India curated a concert with her on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. An epic event in the most divine location to over one thousand audience members throughout the night.

 

A Masterclass with Pandit Kumar Bose | Mayfair, London | September 2016 Kaashi Ashram (our educational arm) launched officially with a very special masterclass held in London's Mayfair. Tabla players and musicians spent the day with Pandit ji learning about techniques focused on Practice, Performance & Presence.   This event marks the beginning of Kaashi Ashram's masterclass & workshop offerings.  Stay tuned!

A Masterclass with Pandit Kumar Bose | Mayfair, London | September 2016

Kaashi Ashram (our educational arm) launched officially with a very special masterclass held in London's Mayfair. Tabla players and musicians spent the day with Pandit ji learning about techniques focused on Practice, Performance & Presence.  

This event marks the beginning of Kaashi Ashram's masterclass & workshop offerings. 

Stay tuned!

North India | May 2016 The team made a trip to North India in late April 2016. The mission - to film the best artists around! Fortunately, the team's timing was great and in late April, the famous Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh festival was in full swing. Kaashi Arts had the pleasure of spending time with some of India's foremast classical artists as well as masters that are based abroad. The project yielded a great deal of valuable of content. The resultant - a series of mini documentaries, a concert series & educational pieces on the subject of Indian Classical Music. What treasures!  

North India | May 2016

The team made a trip to North India in late April 2016. The mission - to film the best artists around!

Fortunately, the team's timing was great and in late April, the famous Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh festival was in full swing. Kaashi Arts had the pleasure of spending time with some of India's foremast classical artists as well as masters that are based abroad.

The project yielded a great deal of valuable of content. The resultant - a series of mini documentaries, a concert series & educational pieces on the subject of Indian Classical Music. What treasures!

 

Shradhanjali | Notting Hill, London | December 2015 A tribute to the late master Pandit Sharda Sahai. The night was a huge success as hundred's of music lovers poured into Notting Hill's famous, Tabernacle concert hall. "Shradhanjali" is the Hindi word for tribute. Kaashi Arts paid homage to the late master performer, educator and music maestro, Pandit Sharda Sahai ji of the Benares Gharana (School) of Tabla. A two part production featuring the best of UK based talent performing devotional and commemorative pieces to begin the evening. The second half and main act for the evening was a Tabla solo performed by the current head of the Benares Gharana and 6th generation of Benaresi tabla players, Pandit Sanju (Vishnu) Sahai ji. He was the son and student of Pandit Sharda Sahai ji and continues this rich legacy through teaching and performing all over the world.  Sanju ji was accompanied by the master of the Sarangi (Indian bowed lute), Pandit Ramesh Mishra ji who kindly flew in from New York, USA for the concert.

Shradhanjali | Notting Hill, London | December 2015

A tribute to the late master Pandit Sharda Sahai.

The night was a huge success as hundred's of music lovers poured into Notting Hill's famous, Tabernacle concert hall. "Shradhanjali" is the Hindi word for tribute. Kaashi Arts paid homage to the late master performer, educator and music maestro, Pandit Sharda Sahai ji of the Benares Gharana (School) of Tabla.

A two part production featuring the best of UK based talent performing devotional and commemorative pieces to begin the evening.

The second half and main act for the evening was a Tabla solo performed by the current head of the Benares Gharana and 6th generation of Benaresi tabla players, Pandit Sanju (Vishnu) Sahai ji. He was the son and student of Pandit Sharda Sahai ji and continues this rich legacy through teaching and performing all over the world. 

Sanju ji was accompanied by the master of the Sarangi (Indian bowed lute), Pandit Ramesh Mishra ji who kindly flew in from New York, USA for the concert.

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