Red Baraat Festival of Colors hits the road this March 2020! The 9th annual festival celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi.
Tickets are on sale. Check below for a venue near you
*Mar 05 | PHILADELPHIA, PA | World Cafe Live | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_Philly
*Mar 06 | WASHINGTON DC | The Hamilton | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_DC
Mar 07 | MIAMI, FL | SMD Cultural Arts Center | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_Miami
*Mar 08 | BOSTON, MA | The Sinclair | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_Boston
Mar 10 | NEW YORK, NY | Symphony Space | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_NYC
Mar 11 | LOS ANGELES, CA | The Mint | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_LA
Mar 12 | SAN DIEGO | ArtPower UCSD | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020-SD
Mar 13 | PHOENIX, AZ | MIM | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_Phoenix
Mar 21 | SEATTLE, WA | Tractor Tavern | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_Seattle
Mar 22 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | SFJAZZ Center | Tix: bit.ly/FOC2020_SF
*Anjali Taneja will open for Red Baraat in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Boston.
Some of the Red Baraat family (John Altieri, Ray Mason, Lynn Ligammari, Lee Hogans) recorded the score to Kal Penn’s (White Castle) new TV show, Sunnyside.
Dhol player, Sunny Jain, also contributed some horn arrangements to the original score composed by Siddhartha Khosla.
Hope to see you this summer!
In May 1959, Lincoln Center broke ground as the country’s first modern performing arts center. Now home to eleven distinguished constituent organizations, Lincoln Center continues to strive to represent the highest standards of excellence in opera, symphonic and chamber music, theater, jazz, world music, dance, film, arts education, and community engagement. May 2019 marked six decades since Lincoln Center’s debut. Sunny Jain was asked to musical director the day, in which he programmed 4 artists: Plezi Rara, Opera Noire of New York, Fogo Azul and Red Baraat PLUS. The special day culminated with over 135 musicians coming together to perform a finale piece that Jain arranged and led on the Josie Robertson Plaza.
Here’s a fun clip of Red Baraat PLUS, a 27-piece band!
OUT NOW! Vinyl and more available HERE. Stereogum proclaims that it’s “reverentially revolutionary…a boisterous love letter to cultural harmony.” Produced by Little Shalimar (Run The Jewels) and Sunny Jain, featuring special guests Heems, Ali Sethi and more.
One month later, and were still finding confetti in our horns. What a blast! Watch the video HERE.
Red Baraat brought their first ever MELA to the esteemed stages of Celebrate Brooklyn on July 7, 2016. Co-curated by Sunny Jain, the evening brought together some of the top South Asian artists in the US: Karsh Kale Soundsystem, DJ Rekha, Heems (from the rap group Das Racist), Bhi Bhiman, Falu and Shilpa Ray. Thousands rocked all night long and there was a surprise appearance by Top Chef judge and model, Padma Lakshmi, during an impromptu dance off on stage. Find more pics HERE.
We are so pleased to show your NPR’s short-film of the premiere of Sunny Jain’s 100+BPM, which happened on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library on June 21, 2014. Click the photo below to bring you to the video. We’ve re-posted NPR Producer Anastasia Tsioulcas’ All Things Considered report from June 22 here, which captured this day so well. So many people came together to make this premiere possible and we can’t overstate our gratitude to all.
From Anastasia Tsioulcas’ All Things Considered:
“We put out a call and they came — by the hundreds. When we invited wind, brass and percussion players to join us yesterday in Brooklyn to perform a world premiere byRed Baraat‘s Sunny Jain for the annual Make Music New York festival, we were hoping that lots of different kinds of musicians would join us. And boy, did they ever.
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Delighted to announce we’ll be making our first appearances in Australia and New Zealand in March 2014. Get all details at dem links right there, okay?
Ahead of Brooklyn’s Googa Mooga’s Food and Music Festival – Superfly took Red Baraat on a tour of some of the participating restaurants to chomp some veggie delights. We ended up at Brooklyn Bowl jamming with Toubab Krewe after sweet eats at Rosemary’s NYC and arepas at Caracas.
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Delighted to announce we’ll be returning to Austin for two weekends in October playing the Austin City Limits Festival!
2 Words: Lionel Richie.
What a night! We had the incredible honor of performing at the first annual Indiaspora Inaugural Ball in DC. Beautiful people, great food, inspiring performances. We’ll post more photos to Facebook soon- but if you’d like, check out this Wall Street Journal video on the making of the party.
WOW. THANKS FOR THE LOVE WEEKEND EDITION. LISTEN TO THE FEATURE STORY ON RED BARAAT HERE
Red Baraat in session on World on 3, BBC Radio, hosted by Lopa Kothari. Listen to performance and interview with Sunny Jain right here.