“A fiery blend of raucous Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass” (Village Voice), Red Baraat’s high-energy musical stylings are equal parts concert and party. Led by dhol player Sunny Jain, this nine-piece band is comprised of dhol (double-sided barrel shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drum set, percussion, sousaphone and five horns. Red Baraat’s music combines elements of funk, go-go, Latin and jazz. The band has a wholly unique groove completed by a singular fusion of sounds from the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Since the band came together in 2008, Red Baraat has recorded numerous albums and performed at venues all around the world ranging from Lincoln Center to the New Orleans Jazz Festival to clubs in the heart of Brooklyn. In 2011, the group’s title track off the album Chaal Baby was used as background music in the promo ads for hit television show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The Village Voice raves of the album, “Chaal Baby is an unstoppable blend of Bollywood hijacks and funk freakier than anything Madlib picked up on his trip to India." This performance will feature songs from the band’s newest album, Shruggy Ji and some of their past critically-acclaimed hits.
Audiences can attend a pre-show talk with Red Baraat bandleader and dhol drummer, Sunny Jain and David Dye, host of World Café on WXPN.
Audiences can sample a pre-show Taste of India featuring complimentary appetizers in the Main Lobby. This event is first come, first served.