Inner Circle Entertainment is proud to present Raga Ecstasy, a concert of Indian Classical and Fusion music, at The Lyric on 29 March.
Raga Ecstasy features sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee from India as well as tabla player and producer Talvin Singh from the UK.
Purbayan’s music is inspired by the sound of the late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and combines the tone and richness of the Nikhil Banerjee style and a contemporary touch of his own urban sensitivity. Says Purbayan, “South Africa, like India, has innate rhythm and music all over. Indian Classical Music and Jazz is so similar making South Africa an obvious destination for us to share and spread the tradition of Indian Classical Music. I am delighted and greatly honoured to be accompanied on this tour by the genius Talvin Singh, somebody who has literally created a whole new movement and genre of music in the UK. He is a tabla player, producer and composer of exceptional quality and I am happy that we will be able to share both Indian Classical and Fusion music on this tour to South Africa.”
Talvin is a producer, composer and tabla player, known for creating an innovative fusion of Indian classical music and drum and bass. Singh is generally considered involved with an electronica sub-genre called “Asian Underground”, and more recently as Indian and/or Asian electronica. After collaborating with Siouxsie and the Banshees and Björk in the early 1990s, Singh released his debut album “OK” which received the Mercury Music Prize in 1999. Singh has since collaborated with a variety of acts including Madonna and Massive Attack. Talvin Singh has also collaborated with Michael Brook on a remix of the works of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for Real World Records.
The Lyric Theatre has become the definitive venue to host the finest Indian Classical musicians over the last five years.
Don’t miss these two Indian music legends live in concert at The Lyric.
Venue: The Lyric at Gold Reef City
Date: 29 March
Tickets range from R200 – R350
Bookings at Computicket or The Lyric Box Office on 011 248 5000 orwww.goldreefcity.co.za