Red Baraat: Festival of Colors
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Red Baraat
Celebration of Holi

CANCELED: Red Baraat: Festival of Colors

Raaginder

Mar 22, 2020
Miner Auditorium

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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.

If you have tickets to this show, or any of the canceled shows, we ask you to consider donating your tickets back to SFJAZZ to help us address the immediate needs of SFJAZZ, the artists we serve and the education programs we provide.

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Please note: Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show.

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 percussionist Sunny Jain, the Brooklyn octet whips up a raucously fun mix of Indian bhangra rhythms, go-go music, jazz, hip-hop and Crescent City brass funk.

Opening the show will be Bay Area based violinist and composer Raaginder, a masterful instrumentalist whose performances blend Indian Classical music with hip-hop and bhangra styles. Raaginder has performed in venues ranging from the White House to Wembley Arena, and his opening set will focus on hip-hop and urban desi styles in duet with percussionist Nilan Chaudhuri.

For this special night, the band presents Festival of Colors, celebrating the Hindu holiday of Holi. Marked by public gatherings of families and strangers sharing songs, dance, and the exchange of ‘colors’ – colorful dry powder or colored water playfully thrown amongst the crowds of revelers – Holi is observed at the approach of vernal equinox. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships. There is no band on earth better suited for this celebration of renewal and positive energy than Red Baraat. Come party with the rousing group the Wall Street Journal called “a big band for the world” on this most auspicious occasion.

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There is no band on earth better suited for this celebration of renewal and positive energy than Red Baraat.

Think Punjabi weddings, Delhi street brass bands, modern jazz and rock.

The Telegraph

Think Punjabi weddings, Delhi street brass bands, modern jazz and rock.

The Telegraph

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