Red Baraat

Red Baraat

 
Red Baraat

Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Red Baraat
Bhangra Funk Series: Global Sounds  

Red Baraat

The Boston Globe called Red Baraat’s irresistible sound “new-breed marching-band music that’s part Punjabi wedding, part New Orleans second line, and all New York.” Led by the charismatic Sunny Jain, who plays the double-headed barrel drum called the dhol, the hot Brooklyn octet whips up a raucously fun mix of Indian bhangra rhythms, go-go music, jazz, hip-hop and Crescent City brass funk. It’s a Big Apple crew that “looks to South Asia,” says the The New York Times, “pumping out Bollywood tunes and Sufi songs with a crackling beat and the muscle of horns blasting in unison, putting some New York bluster atop faraway roots.” The band played the Womad festivals in Australia and New Zealand last year, when it was commissioned by National Public Radio to compose a work for the huge citywide Make Music New York celebration, held the first day of spring. Jain’s joyous 100+BPM was performed on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library by Red Baraat and more than 200 other brass and percussion players, including some from the drumlines of the New York Knicks, Giants and Jets. Come party with the rousing group the Wall Street Journal called “a big band for the world.” The dance floor will be open!

Artist Personnel

Sunny Jain dhol, vocals
Mike Bomwell soprano saxophone
Sonny Singh trumpet, vocals
MiWi La Lupa bass trumpet, vocals
Ernest Stuart trombone
John Altieri sousaphone
Tomas Fujiwara drums
Rohin Khemani percussion

Artist Website

"…a fiery blend of raucous Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass. The result, needless to say, is completely riotous. " — Village Voice
"A Big Band for the World. " — Wall Street Journal
"A new-breed marching-band music that’s part Punjabi wedding, part New Orleans second line, and all New York. " — Boston Globe