Friday, April 13 8:00 p.m. Student Life Center Ballroom
Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat delivers a riveting new sound that is coupled with an explosive stage performance and presence. Comprised of dhol (double-sided, barrel- shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drumset, percussion, sousaphone, and five horns, Red Baraat melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with a host of sounds—namely funk, go-go, Latin, and jazz. With the group’s performance in 2011 globalFEST, the New York City based band was the top pick and subsequently featured on PRI’s The World, NPR’s All Songs Considered, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Mother Jones magazine.
“An irresistible dhol ’n’ brass nine-piece from New York City. He (Sunny Jain) invented ‘dhol ‘n’ brass-and… Red Baraat rules it.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer