Tasa plays an exciting blend of Indian-based world jazz music. Exciting grooves and haunting melodies. Original compositions with improvisations by some of Canada's finest players.


Tasa is a world music ensemble that performs original music based on the traditions of India. Weaving ancient traditions with a modern attitude, Tasa is charting new rhythmic and melodic frontiers. Their debut release entitled Bhakti won the 2002 Urban Music Award for Best World Music Recording. In 2003 Tasa toured Europe as part of SonicWeave a new initiative sponsored by the Canada Council to promote Canadian talent in Europe. Tasa’s seamless blend of world traditions has attracted the attention of music lovers and critics all over the globe. The band features some of the top musicians in the world music scene including Dhruba Ghosh, Ravi Naimpally, Chris Gartner, Ernie Tollar, John Gzowski and Alan Hetherington. Together, they weave a rich tapestry of sounds that are a delight to the ear. Alchemy, their 2009 release in celebration of their 10th anniversary has already received critical acclaim and is available in stores across Canada or online at www.tasamusic.com.


Bhakti - 2001
Soma - 2002
Urban Turban - 2005
Alchemy - 2009
Songs from all 3 CD's are streamed on our website

Set List

We can and have played sets ranging from 20 min. to 1 hour. We normally prefer to play one or two 45 min. sets. Below is a typical set list consiting of tunes from our three CD's.
Set 1

Set 2
Chatting with God
Uma Dances
Akbar's Jewel
How Am I?

We mostly do original pieces but sometimes do modern versions of traditional Indian repertoire.