Red Baraat Festival of Colors, March 2020 ANNOUNCED

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:
*Mar 06 | WASHINGTON DC | The Hamilton | Tix:
Mar 07 | MIAMI, FL | SMD Cultural Arts Center | Tix:
*Mar 08 | BOSTON, MA | The Sinclair | Tix:
Mar 10 | NEW YORK, NY | Symphony Space | Tix:
Mar 11 | LOS ANGELES, CA | The Mint | Tix:
Mar 12 | SAN DIEGO | ArtPower UCSD | Tix:
Mar 13 | PHOENIX, AZ | MIM | Tix:
Mar 21 | SEATTLE, WA | Tractor Tavern | Tix:
Mar 22 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | SFJAZZ Center | Tix:

*Anjali Taneja will open for Red Baraat in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Boston.

NBC TV show

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.

Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Celebration

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!

Red Baraat’s Brooklyn Mela

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.

Watch the Premiere of Sunny Jains NPR Commissioned 100+ BPM

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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