Red Baraat Kick Off 2016 Tour with Winter Jazz Fest Party

Brooklyn dhol and brass band Red Baraat rocked Winter Jazz Fest before embarking on a U.S. Tour.
Red Baraat

The annual Winter Jazz Fest in New York City features dozens of acts performing in several venues in and around the East and West Village. This year, one of the most diverse offerings was Brooklyn-based group Red Baraat who serve up a fusion of bhangra, qawwali, funk, jazz and rock plus the addition of a guitarist recently has given their music a new edge. Red Baraat’s set at Le Poisson Rouge followed a set from Sex Mob, a band with a twenty year history behind them. Magnet Magazine described the Mob, “led by slide trumpeter/master of ceremonies Steven Bernstein, the Mob titillated the crowd with their unique New York values and muscular musicianship.” After some turn over in the crowd, a younger and more ethnically mixed crowd made their way to the front, Red Baraat took the stage to power through eight songs and get people dancing. Sinewy Eastern guitar sounds intro-ed “Zindabad” and then the dance party was underway. The audience was superlative, smiling wholeheartedly and dancing as if a fever overtook them. Photos from the wild show plus tour dates for Red Baraat follow below.


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Red Baraat Tour Dates:

1/22 – Collegeville, MN – Saint John’s University

2/9 – Los Angeles – Royce Hall

2/10 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar And Lounge

2/11 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre

2/12 – Albuquerque, NM – The Cooperage

2/13 – Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing Company

3/11 – Lewisburg, WV – Carnegie Hall

3/12 – Charlottesville, WV – TBD

3/13 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage

3/17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley

3/18 – San Francisco, CA – SFJAZZ Center

3/19 – Portland, OR – Dantes

Festival of Colors 2016 Dates:

3/20 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge

3/24 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

3/25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall

3/26 – Washington, D.C. – The Hamilton

3/27 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom