Red Baraat http://www.kunc.org en Red Baraat On World Cafe http://www.kunc.org/post/red-baraat-world-cafe At a <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/146811792/red-baraat">Red Baraat</a> show, the combination of Punjabi Bhangra music, New Orleans-style jazz, go-go and even hip-hop is so seamless — and the vibe of the party is so exuberant — that barriers fall down. That unique sound is what Red Baraat's leader, Sunny Jain, had in mind when he formed the band in Brooklyn in 2008.<p>A jazz drummer, Jain was inspired by the baraats, the wedding processionals he'd seen in Punjabi during a family visit. At the center of Red Baraat's music is the two-headed dhol Jain plays. Wed, 29 May 2013 15:31:00 +0000 David Dye 45002 at http://www.kunc.org Red Baraat On World Cafe Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party Starter http://www.kunc.org/post/red-baraat-bhangra-powered-party-starter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/146811792/red-baraat" target="_blank">Red Baraat</a> is wild — and loud. It's also a genre unto itself. The Brooklyn ensemble self-identifies as "dhol 'n' brass," a hybrid of Indian bhangra and New Orleans big-band music.<p>The group has played everywhere from the White House to the Bonnaroo festival, and its marathon live shows have become the kind of sweaty sensation that packs rock clubs. Limited to horns and percussion, Red Baraat is led by Sunny Jain on the <em>dhol</em>, a barrel-shaped Punjabi drum that's played on both sides. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 39055 at http://www.kunc.org Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party Starter Red Baraat: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/red-baraat-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/146811792/red-baraat">Red Baraat</a> is the best party band I've seen in years. The group plays rollicking funk music steeped in Northern India's wedding celebrations, with a dash of D.C. go-go beats and hip-hop. It's all driven by Sunny Jain's <em>dhol</em>, a double-sided barrel drum that hangs down low around his body.<p>If the drum is the messenger, the brass is the message. Uplifting melodies emanate from baritone and soprano saxophones, bass trumpet, trombone and sousaphone. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 22374 at http://www.kunc.org Red Baraat: Tiny Desk Concert