2015, Fri, Jul 24

Red Baraat

Red Baraat | © James Bartolozzi

Red Baraat | © James Bartolozzi

Reminiscent of a marching band from New Orleans that has taken a wrong turn and ended up at a wedding in the Punjab: Formed in 2008 by the highly active New York drummer and percussionist Sunny Jain, Red Baraat dress up an old style in new clothes: Dhol & Brass. With his Dhol drum, Jain rules over the eight piece group's concentrated brass power. Infectious, sweaty, hypnotic - they call it Brooklyn bhangra. The band recently released their third album “Gaadi of Truth.”