“The best party band in years.” – NPR

“A Big Band for the World.” – WALL STREET JOURNAL

“There was a raucous finale. The last set belonged to Red Baraat, a Brooklyn brass band that looks to South Asia, pumping out Bollywood tunes and Sufi songs with a crackling beat (from the two headed dhol drum) and the muscle of horns blasting in unison, putting some New York bluster atop faraway roots.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Brooklyn nine-piece party-starters Red Baraat are thus far the most exciting local prospect of this short year, a fiery blend of raucous Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass. The result, needless to say, is completely riotous. Their debut CD, Chaal Baby is an unstoppable blend of Bollywood hijacks and funk freakier than anything Madlib picked up on his trip to India.” – THE VILLAGE VOICE

“This year’s ‘discovery’, though, was Red Baraat, a cacophonous bhangra funk band from Brooklyn. Think Punjabi weddings, Delhi street brass bands, modern jazz and rock.” – THE TELEGRAPH (UK)

“Imagine a New Orleans street band playing Indian Bollywood tunes with a go-go beat — you can’t? Then just listen, because your day is about to get better. It’s a crazy blast of fun.” – NPR, ALL SONGS CONSIDERED

“Favorite Live Shows of 2011” – NPR, ALL SONGS CONSIDERED

“Red Baraat have a studied multi-ethnic cool reminiscent of other New York world fusion acts like Gogol Bordello and Yerba Buena.” – SONGLINES

“It’s fun as hell.” – THE CHICAGO READER

“A new-breed marching-band music that’s part Punjabi wedding, part New Orleans second line, and all New York.” – BOSTON GLOBE

“Red Baraat has been one of the New York music scene’s best-kept secrets.” – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

“Calling it a party doesn’t quite cut it. But when there’s no room to dance-or march, even that’s probably the best word.” – RELIX

“Red Baraat have the locomotion of an army…they’re nonstop revelry for any light soul who can match their boundless energy.” – THE VILLAGE VOICE

“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.” – INDIA CURRENTS

“An irresistible ‘dhol ‘n’ brass’ nine-piece from New York City. He [Sunny Jain] invented ‘dhol ‘n’ brass’ and this record proves that Red Baraat rules it.” – THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRIER

“The funky Brooklynites raise a ruckus with scampering dhol drumming, honking tubas and battered bugles.” – TIME OUT CHICAGO