The nine piece band led by dhol drummer Sunny Jain consists of dhol, drums, percussion, a sousaphone and a five piece horn section. The band fuse the infectious North Indian rhythms of bhangra with funk, jazz, Latin and go-go and their sound is big, brassy and full of energy. Their electric live performances have caused a stir across the US, rocking audiences in basements and warehouses as well as prestigious venues such as New York’s Lincoln Centre, Washington’s The Kennedy Centre, Chicago World Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the TED Conference and most recently the White House.
The tour is part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK. Dig out your dancing shoes and hot foot it down to one of Red Baraat’s performances, you won’t regret it!
“We are really excited to be welcoming Red Baraat to the UK for their first ever UK tour and to be part of the nationwide London 2012 cultural celebrations. It’s an honour to be part of this spectacular festival and we’ve no doubt that Red Baraat will bring something unique to the festivities with their incredible energy and great sound. We can’t wait!” Jaswinder Singh, Project Director, Asian Arts Agency
1 September 2012 – Fusion Asia Festival, South Hill Park, Bracknell
2 September 2012 – Edinburgh Mela
3 September 2012 – Rich Mix, London
4 September 2012 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
6 September 2012 – Curve, Leicester
7 September 2012 – Town Hall, Birmingham
8 September 2012 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
10 September 2012 – St Georges Bristol
“The most exciting local prospect of this short year, a fiery blend of raucous Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass…completely riotous” Village Voice “Red Baraat have a studied multi-ethnic cool reminiscent of other New York world fusion acts like Gogol Bordello and Yerba Buena." Songlines Magazine
“A Big Band for the World." Wall Street Journal
London 2012 Festival – http://festival.london2012.com