Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve. And is being returned to them in cities all over the world, as word spreads of the band’s incredibly powerful live performances.
Sunny Jain first made a name for himself as a rising star in the jazz world – awarded the designation of Jazz Ambassador by the U.S. Department of State and the Kennedy Center, and appearing regularly in Downbeat magazine critics polls as he helmed his own bands and kept time for folks like Norah Jones, Kenny Wollesen, and Kyle Eastwood. He played with Junoon — Pakistan’s pioneering Sufi rock band, and traveled the world as a kit drummer.
While searching for a set of tabla in a music store in New Delhi, India, Jain picked up the dhol, a barrel shaped double sided drum, which hangs over the player’s shoulder. The instrument inspired the artist immediately and he started to look back — at Punjabi music and Bollywood rhythms he’d listened to his whole life — and inward, to his own identity, a first-generation Indian American raised in Rochester, New York, navigating the spectrum of cultural dissonance with a home for both Neil Peart and centuries old traditional South Asian drum forms.
Event Price : $15 advance / $18 day of show
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Event Category: Live Music
When: November 9, 2013
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