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(Left to right) Andrea Presa facebass, adiposity Kavita Soni Presa on vocals and Elvis Lobo on guitar


Haunting, ampoule Mystical, Psychedelic Grooving at Teso Waterfront

When you’ve lived a long life and seen much of the world, it becomes increasingly difficult to encounter experiences that are truly new. That’s why a recent evening at Teso Waterfront, on the banks of the Chapora River in Siolim, can be described as extraordinary, in the true sense of the word.

Before we continue, let’s answer the question, what is Teso Waterfront? Is it a resort? A nightclub? A boutique? A restaurant? It’s all of the above, and a lot more. It’s one of those rare places on the planet that, when you attempt to describe it in words, you risk diminishing the reality. Seven luxury tents with their own private waterfront decks perhaps form the core of the stunningly beautiful property. Delicately draped cabanas surround an enormous maple dance floor adorned with crisp white furnishings. Even without the stunning performance that graced the venue this past week, sitting beneath the stars, gazing at the wondrously lit up river, sipping the spirits and munching the world-class cuisine would have made for a fabulous evening in itself.

So when you add ‘Transalento’ to the mix, a musical journey melding haunting tribal sounds with psychedelic, contemporary beats – all created with such unusual instruments as the didjeridoo and the facebass – the evening has suddenly gone from fabulous to something bordering on magical. It’s no wonder. With Kavita Soni Presa on vocals and performing classical dance, Andrea Presa on the didjeridoo, facebass and vocals, and the amazing Elvis Lobo on guitar, how can you go wrong?

The band repertoire includes transforming traditional songs from India and the south of Italy. There are ‘trancy, funky’ grooves, irregular rhythms, progressive jazz improvisation, R n B soul flavours and a tribal heart. The combination is the perfect inspiration to hit the dance floor, which many did at last Tuesday night’s performance. This was truly a musical journey, from a world tribal culture to a moving contemporary sound.

The thing about an evening at Teso Waterfront is that every base is covered. From the amazing view and ambience to the music to the drinks to the food, which in our case involved some wonderfully prepared chicken tikka, chicken malia, butter garlic prawns and garlic naan. These offerings were all of superior quality.

On one side of the vast deck serving as the venue for this unique evening is Tesotique, a store offering exclusive swimwear and other clothing options in addition to funky bags, lighters and a selection of souvenirs.

Call it Bohemian chic. A luxurious, laid-back, tasteful refuge from the hard world around it. And with performances like Transalento, one of the hottest, most interesting destinations in all of Goa.

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