The Brooklyn-based Bhangra-brass band Red Baraat lifted the sky over the Alexandra park when they visited Moldejazz in 2010. The audience where carried away by their riffs, rythms and contagiously good mood.
In 2019, luckily, a second serving is possible. Traditional Bhangra-dans og muic comes from the Punjab region, reaching into both India and Pakistan, Red Baraat is of course no traditional Bhangra-band.
They have made an expression genuinely their own, where elements of jazz, brass, funk- and raw punk-energy is melted together into a danse-inflicting elixire. The band was formed and is lead by dhoul-practitioner Sunny Jain.
Their newest album "Sound the people" was released in June 2018 and took to the top ten on best-seller-lists over world music in Europe.
The indie-rock web-site Stereogum wrote "The album is full of moments that hits you with the power of a spiritual awakening" - No less!
Look foreward to a frenzy of an opening day at the SpareBank 1 SMN-stage in Alexandraparken!
OBS: Change of concert-time from last year. The concert starts at 22.00, the doors open at 19.00.