Red Baraat

9:31am

Wed May 29, 2013
World Cafe

Red Baraat On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 8:45 am

Red Baraat.
Erin Patrice O'Brien Courtesy of the artist

At a Red Baraat 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.

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12:03am

Sun January 20, 2013
Music Interviews

Red Baraat: A Bhangra-Powered Party Starter

Originally published on Sun January 20, 2013 6:54 am

Sunny Jain (center, with drum) leads Red Baraat. The band's latest album, Shruggy Ji, came out this month.
Erin Patrice O'Brien Courtesy of the artist

Red Baraat 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.

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5:00am

Tue February 14, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Red Baraat: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 10:10 am

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  • Red Baraat: Tiny Desk Concert

Red Baraat 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 dhol, a double-sided barrel drum that hangs down low around his body.

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