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Red Baraat
This is high class indian- american partymusic. In Red Baraat bhangarythms is blended with New Orleans- funk and American marchingband tradition.
They play hits from Punjab and Bollywood in adittion to their own music.

Led by drummer Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is the first and only dhol ‘n’ brass band in the States, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk and expressing the human spirit through improvisation and a powerful live sound. Comprised of dhol (double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), percussion and horns, this 9-piece, NYC-based group brings superhuman energy with an explosive stage performance and presence.

In the short time since their inception, the group has delivered blistering performances at Chicago World Music Festival, Madison World Music Festival, Lincoln Center, Droma Gypsy Festival, DJ Rekha's Basement Bhangra, The Kitchen performance art space, India Independence Day Parade, Barbes, Joe’s Pub, as well as a live radio broadcast for John Schaefer's Soundcheck WNYC-FM 93.9. They recently recorded the credit roll theme song for the movie, The Yes Men Fix the World, performed for Ports 1961 at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (NYC) and released their debut album, Chaal Baby (Sinj Records 2010).

Red Baraat
Sunny Jain - dhol / drumset / percussion / MC
Rohin Khemani - tavil / doumbek / percussion
Tomas Fujiwara - drumset / percussion
Arun Luthra - soprano sax
Mike Bomwell - tenor sax
Sonny Singh - trumpet / vocals
MiWi La Lupa - bass trumpet
Dave Smith - trombone
John Altieri - sousaphone / rap

National Geographic: "For the past two years the band Red Baraat has been one of the New York music scene's best-kept secrets. Based on the ubiquitous village brass bands of India's Punjab region, Red Baraat has been creating havoc on dancefloors all over the city, and on the national festival circuit, too."

The Village Voice: "Completely riotous, a blustery groove machine with the comforting hoot of a tuba, two backbeats fighting for attention, saxophones that spiral and wail, and the violent percussive scamper of a lead dholi Sunny Jain."

Relix: "A ridiculously ecstatic ensemble."

India Currents: The open-air rendition of “Tunak Tun” at the Lincoln Center is not just infectious, it’s visual heroin—just watching them make music is a shot of pure adrenalin.


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