Inner Circle Entertainment is the premier producer of Indian Classical Music concerts in South Africa. We have established and nurtured a live concert audience for Indian Classical Music in South Africa with our stellar productions noted and acclaimed by local and international critics and media.
Inner Circle Entertainment has produced and presented the South African tours of legends of Indian Classical music including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and the ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. It has also featured the next generation of artists including Kala Ramnath, Subhankar Banerjee, Purbayan Chatterjee, Yogesh Samshi, Rahul Sharma, Akram Khan, Rakesh Chaurasia, Anubrata Chatterjee, Deepak Pandit, Niladri Kumar and Vijay Ghate.
Inner Circle Entertainment has curated world first collaborations between Indian Classic Music, Afro-Jazz, and Western Classical Music. Our first collaboration was Raga Afrika, a fusion of Indian Classical Music and Afro-Jazz, that debuted at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Cape Town in 2004. We conceptualised, produced and presented Symphony of Ghazal, a musical tribute to Jagjit Singh that featured violinist Deepak Pandit live in concert with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016. Inner Circle Entertainment conceptualised, produced and presented the world debut of Swedish-Lebanese superstar Maher Zain accompanied by Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018.
We have produced and curated many performances for artists from across the world at prestigious festivals including the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Performances presented include Rakesh Chaurasia’s RAF, Talvin Singh, Rahul Sharma, George Brooks, Ranjit Barot, the Louiz Banks Quartet and Bickram Ghosh.
Whether presenting the younger generation of artists or multiple Grammy Award winning musicians Inner Circle Entertainment has unparalleled experience in understanding the audience’s taste for high quality productions in our preferred target genres.
In 2019 we embarked on a special project and brought together Maher Zain and acclaimed Bollywood music producer duo Salim Sulaiman. This meeting of minds resulted in the production of a beautiful single Ya Khuda that released in June 2019. The music video was shot on location in Jodhpur, India. The project was co-ordinated by Inner Circle Entertainment.
Our latest production Symphony of Santoor featured the santoor virtuoso Rahul Sharma live in concert with the Cape Town Philharmonic Ochestra in this world premiere live concert in Cape Town in February 2020. This production was conceptualised, produced and presented by Inner Circle Entertainment.