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Published: 2012/02/23

Red Baraat to Host First Annual Festival of Colors

Brooklyn, NY-based nine-piece dhol n’ brass band Red Baraat will host the ‘First Annual Festival of Colors’ in recognition of the Hindu holiday Holi at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday, March 10. One of the most respected live bands on the Brooklyn music scene, Red Baraat is led by acclaimed dhol player Sunny Jain and filled out by a venerable lineup of musicians that includes members of TV on the Radio, Thought and more. The band melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with a host of genres including funk, go-go, latin, and jazz. About the ‘First Annual Festival of Colors’, band leader Sunny Jain says:

In recognition of Holi, the most celebrated festival in India, Red Baraat is psyched to announce Red Baraat’s 1st Annual Festival of Colors. Traditionally, a bonfire is built (“Holi” means burning) and people throw colored powder at one another, celebrating the end of winter and welcoming spring’s abundant colors. While we can’t throw powder at one another in a club setting, we can certainly all come together in a musical atmosphere filled with excitement and joy. So bring out those colorful outfits and let’s party to some Bhangra Funk!

Red Baraat are currently touring in support of their live record, Bootleg Bhangra, and debut CD, Chaal Baby. You can see the full list of dates and stream Bootleg Bhangra on the band’s homepage.

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