01 Jul 2016 Rochester, NY Rochester Jazz Festival Rochester Jazz Festival Buy ticket
07 Jul 2016 Brooklyn, NY BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival: Red Baraat's Brooklyn Mela BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival: Red Baraat's Brooklyn Mela free
16 Jul 2016 Newport News, VA World Arts Celebration World Arts Celebration free
17 Jul 2016 Boston, MA Outside The Box Outside The Box free
07 Aug 2016 Erie, PA Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival free
12 Aug 2016 San Jose, CA San Jose Jazz Summer Fest San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Buy ticket
23 Aug 2016 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge Nectar Lounge Buy ticket
24 Aug 2016 Portland, OR Portland'5 Centers for the Arts: Music on Main Portland'5 Centers for the Arts: Music on Main free
25 Aug 2016 Chico, CA Lost on Main Lost on Main
26 Aug 2016 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium The Catalyst Atrium Buy ticket
27 Aug 2016 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater Mystic Theater Buy ticket
27 Aug 2016 San Francisco, CA Yerba Buena Gardens Festival w/ Non Stop Bhangra Yerba Buena Gardens Festival w/ Non Stop Bhangra free
09 Sep 2016 Urbana, IL Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
06 Oct 2016 Portland, ME Portland Ovations Portland Ovations Buy ticket
12 Nov 2016 Cape May, NJ Exit Zero Jazz Festival Exit Zero Jazz Festival Buy ticket
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Red Baraat Festival of Colors 2016

RED BARAAT FESTIVAL OF COLORS 2016
Featuring
Madame Gandhi
RAJAS

March 20 – Nectar Lounge, Seattle feat. DJ Prashant (Tix: http://bit.ly/redbaraat)
March 24 – The Sinclair, Boston (Tix: http://bit.ly/1T5hkOb)
March 25 – The Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia (Tix: http://bit.ly/1IXRz1H )
March 26 – The Hamilton, Washington, D.C.(Tix: http://ticketf.ly/1PadNgc )
March 27 – The Bowery Ballroom, New York City (Tix: http://bit.ly/1k5ZKNA )

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Livewire EP coming January 2016

Livewire, the band’s 2016 EP, is a 5-track scorcher recorded in-studio at Seattle’s KEXP. While still retaining many of the propulsive and uplifting musical elements that fired their previous albums, Livewire marks a departure for Red Baraat as their acoustic instrumentation evolves into new sonic spaces. Notably, the songs on the EP feature dark electric guitar textures and live effects processing from sousaphone and the dhol, the band’s signature instrument. The EP concludes with a bonus track (“Gaadi of Truth”) featuring the drumming and remixing talents of The Police’s Stewart Copeland.

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Famously dubbed “The best party band in years” by NPR, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of go-go, rock and jazz — fueled by 3 master rhythm makers, the muscle of horns, a raucous guitar and a booming sousaphone. 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.

Livewire, the band’s 2016 EP, is a 5-track scorcher recorded in-studio at Seattle’s KEXP. While still retaining many of the propulsive and uplifting musical elements that fired their previous albums, Livewire marks a departure for Red Baraat as their acoustic instrumentation evolves into new sonic spaces. Notably, the songs on the EP feature dark electric guitar textures and live effects processing from sousaphone and the dhol, the band’s signature instrument. The EP concludes with a bonus track (“Gaadi of Truth”) featuring the drumming and remixing talents of The Police’s Stewart Copeland.

The release of Red Baraat’s 2nd album in 2012, Shruggy Ji, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music charts propelled the band on a nonstop three-year world tour that included performances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Monterey Jazz Festival and WOMAD, along with clubs, theatres, and arts centers. Along the way, they sold out rooms as diverse as the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the Bowery Ballroom, and performed at the request of The White House, Peter Gabriel, TED and the Olympic Games.

But even as it’s clear that Red Baraat is building a startling history of performances in iconic settings, the band’s bread and butter remains the sweaty clubs, festivals, packed performing arts centers, and college auditoriums that have kept the band on the road all over the world for over 1100 shows to date in their 7 years as a band. It’s here where Red Baraat does what it does best – communing with their audience in a joyful, near hedonistic celebration of music and dance, which tellingly, draws a crowd even more diverse than the players on stage. The universality of what Red Baraat does is undeniable. And this is no happy accident. It is the product of intention and design. Says Jain, “The band…our songs…are addressing the multiplicity of viewpoints,” says Jain. “There’s ‘Zindabad,’ which means ‘Long Live’ in Hindi. In that song, we’re saying that we celebrate life, we celebrate devotion — but we also celebrate agitation and revolution. Question things, and move forward, and support your friends and lovers, and listen to the voice of your heart. Long live all of that; but at the same time, we’re talking about community, about responsibility, about helping one another. We are simple creatures that desire community. If we can unite people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to partake in the exuberance of life through the universal language of music, then life is that much sweeter.”

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