Red Baraat

Brooklyn Bhangra band Red Baraat, which formed in 2008, can mesmerize an audience with a funk groove, turn a switch, and drive the same crowd to the brink of delirium. Each musician in the band pulls from distinct traditions while speaking through their instrument with their own particular musical vocabulary. Energetic versatility is one the band’s hallmarks. In this episode, band leader Sunny Jain explains the indigenous instrumentation from his Indian culture, communing with their audience in a joyful, near hedonistic celebration of music and dance.

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