THE HINDU – Cafe Papaya: A space for expression

Published in India, June 21, 2013: THE HINDU – A space for expression


Movies, music and food are on the menu of the Cafe Papaya

In 1998, American singer-songwriter Dave Matthews wrote of ‘The Dreaming Tree’, a place beneath which promises held true, fears were conquered and creativity flourished unbridled. In a large house on North Janatha Road, a similar tree exists. Pencilled onto a white wall and lit by sunlight from a skyroof, the tree is packed chock-full of words and images that stand for oneness in Japanese, Hebrew, Tamil, Malayalam and a myriad other languages. It is the epicentre of Kochi’s new creative hub for movies, music and food — Cafe Papaya — a collaborative project between filmmaker Aashiq Abu, photographer Ajay Menon and Avial’s band manager Jithu Livingstone. (more…)

SINGAS PROJECT @ FORT COCHIN

THE SINGAS PROJECT IS A QUITE USUAL FORMATION AT FIRST SIGHT

The Singas Project consists of two man behind the carpet. Kores – double bass, bass guitars, v-bass synth, Zozo – piano, rhodes, synths, samplers. We produce Singas. Nu jazz or old-school, Singas Project performs remarkable live acts which is why they have already featured on most European festivals. They even have a track on the Café del Mar compilations. We work with our friends: Dalma the talented vocalist with much respect for the diverse styles stemming from jazz, Beata Rostas Piros the amazing singing sculpture, Ady the crazy saxophonist, Czimi – drum, Aron Porteleki – drum, Ferenc Koles – actor and atleast but not last TG aka SunPrince – slam, slam poetry. (more…)

THE HINDU – “On a common plate”

Published in India, November 22, 2013: THE HINDU – “On a common plate”


Two Slovak chefs scout for recipes from Kerala to recreate at Moshi Moshi, their restaurant in Bratislava

Jan Angus and Zuzana Zwiebel Magdova from Slovakia were friends as school children, but life took them down different paths. Zuzana came to Manipal for a degree in geopolitics, stayed on to travel South Asia, and finally settled in Kochi. (more…)