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25Jun
Red Baraat
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Sweetwater Music Hall

Red Baraat

Date: June 25, 2018 to June 25, 2018
Where: Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, California, United States, 94941
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Heritage Festival and Peter Gabriels WOMAD Festivals in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Along the way they sold out rooms as diverse as the Luxembourg Philharmonic and New York Citys iconic Bowery Ballroom, and performed at the request of The White House, TED and Olympic Games. Yet no matter how much success and notoriety Red Baraat has achieved, Sunny Jain and his comrades have never stopped experimenting or adding new elements to their peculiar alchemy.The groups 2017 and third studio album, Bhangra Pirates , features a key element that the first two did not: guitarist Jonathan Goldberger, whose surreal textures and percussive playing is the ideal complement to Jains thunderous dhol. Additionally, the sonic pallet has further expanded with processed effects on both the dhol and sousaphone. The formidable Red Baraat horn section remains intact, while drummer Chris Eddleton draws his inspiration from hip-hop and rock. The album debuted at #4 on the World Music Charts Europe.Each musician in the band pulls from distinct traditions while speaking through their instrument with their own particular musical vocabulary. That it works so well is a testament to Sunny Jains utopian vision and his faith that communication across cultures doesnt have to be vexed in the slightest. All it takes is empathy, creativity, love, and willingness to abandon reservations and surrender to the spirit of music and the moment. This effortless outlook empowers Red Baraat to do what it does best communing with their audience in a joyful, near hedonistic celebration of music and dance, which tellingly draws a crowd even more diverse than the players on stage. The universality of what Red Baraat does is undeniable, says Jain. Bhangra Pirates embodies that push and pull in all of usfree spirit, community, rebellion, tradition, and new journeys.A baraat , explains dholi and bandleader Sunny Jain, is an Indian wedding procession one that includes a groom on top of a horse, friends and family si
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